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Date: 16-Sep-2022

Location: HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

Company: McCormick & Company

McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Process Controls Engineer supporting a major industrial customer. This new hire will work in the Flavor Manufacturing Center located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Process Control Engineer will report to a 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.




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.



  • 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.
  • Participate in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Pillar team as assigned by the plant Steering Committee.
  • Assist Electrical and Electronics Technicians and Process Controls Technicians with equipment and control systems troubleshooting as required.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and several initiatives at the same time.
  • Work flexible hours as required for project installation, commissioining, and start-up.
  • Other duties as assigned, relating to Electrical and Controls Engineering.


  • Relevant production and/or engineering experience in a manufacturing plant (co-op and internship experience will be considered).
  • Knowledge of industrial controls equipment, including PCs, PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, servo drives, field instrumentation, and industrial communication devices/protocols.
  • Knowledge of process and/or packaging equipment.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing/production metrics such as OEE, DPM, etc.
  • Experience writing accurate technical documentation.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Up to 25% travel required.


  • Bachelor’s, or higher, degree in Electrical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering, or in Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Minimum 2 year of relevant production and/or engineering experience in a manufacturing plant (co-op and internship experience will be considered).
  • Experience in food or pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.
  • Experience leading teams.
  • Experience with TPM, Six Sigma, or similar continuous improvement system.
  • Experience with machine safe guarding according to ANSI/OHSA standards.
  • Experience writing training and troubleshooting documents then training others to these.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.


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. 



Nearest Major Market: Baltimore