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PROCESS CONTROL ENGINEER

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Process Control Engineer on an Engineering Unit supporting a major industrial customer. This new hire will work at the Hunt Valley Plant, located at 1100 McCormick Rd in Hunt Valley, MD. The Process Control Engineer will report to the Engineering Technical Lead. 

With more than $5 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. We create differentiating flavors consumers prefer with unmatched quality, science, innovation and service. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better

As a company recognized for exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays and vacations.

 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Under the general direction of the Engineering Technical Leader, the Process Control Engineer is responsible for supporting and managing capital projects for process and packaging equipment involving programming, engineering, integration, and creation of related PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, servo controllers, robotics, and industrial networking devices. Additionally, this person will support the plant in day-to-day operations through assistance with equipment troubleshooting and participation in plant initiatives.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Self-direction of daily activities relating to project execution, control system development, technical documentation, and plant support. Monitor progress against objectives and schedules and develop measurement tools to track effectiveness of projects completed.
  • Participation in the development of both long-range and short-range capital plans, ensuring an acceptable return on investment.
  • Development and execution of projects to deliver cost savings, improved productivity, business continuity, capacity/capability expansion, safety improvements, and quality improvements through the modification of existing equipment and/or implementation of new equipment
  • Management of CAAP (Capital Asset Acquisition Proposal) projects, sometimes exceeding $500,000 in value, including Project Management documentation.
  • Maintain full responsibility for technical documentation of the electrical drawings, manuals and troubleshooting guides of the related projects.
  • Collaborate with Maintenance Department to identify critical spare parts and ensure sufficient levels of inventory are planned for as new components/equipment are implemented.
  • Assist plant, headquarters and corporate departments in meeting their annual objectives. Assist Electrical and Electronics Technicians and Process Controls Technicians with equipment and control systems troubleshooting as required.
  • Participate in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Pillar team as assigned by the plant Steering Committee.
  • Work flexible hours as required for project installation, commissioning, and start-up.
  • Other duties as assigned, relating to Electrical and Controls Engineering.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering; or more than 7 contiguous years of experience as an Electrical/Controls Engineer in an industrial environment.
  • At least 5 years of experience designing, installing, and troubleshooting industrial controls equipment including PCs, PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, servo drives, field instrumentation, and industrial communication devices/protocols.
  • Experience writing accurate technical documentation to support production systems and developing measurement tools to track effectiveness of projects completed.
  • Experience managing projects, contracts, and vendors. 
  • Experience with regulatory compliance issues.
  • Experience implementing process improvements
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Up to 25% travel required.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience leading capital projects.
  • Experience with TPM, Six Sigma, or similar continuous improvement system.
  • Experience writing training and troubleshooting documents then training others to these.
  • Experience with machine safe guarding according to ANSI/OHSA standards.

 

McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future. 

 

 

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.


Nearest Major Market: Baltimore