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McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Project Engineer. This new hire will work in the Spice Mill located at 10901 Gilroy Road in Hunt Valley, MD. The Project Engineer will report to an Engineering Lead. 

With more than $4 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  “ To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor”.  Our Vision: A World United by Flavor-where healthy, sustainable, and delicious to hand in hand.

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.




Project Management: The project engineer is responsible for developing technical proposals (solutions and options) to meet customer needs. The Project Engineer develops proposals into projects by developing detail technical scopes of work, corresponding estimates and schedules to submit CAAPs as formal request for project funds, work with the operations team on development of the business case and influence the approval process.


The project engineer is responsible for all aspects of approved project execution, including detail technical design, issuing technical specifications and for following standard project management techniques, managing vendors, contract engineers, and contractors for constructions, remodeling and equipment fabrication and installation. The Project Engineer is responsible for system FAT, commissioning and ramp up as well as transition to operations/maintenance (IQ, OQ, PQ)  including documentation, training, spare parts and conducting post project review to measure results and document learnings.


Throughout the process, the Project Engineer is accountable to work with the McCormick stakeholders for full engagement within the McCormick High Performance Organization framework. This will include stakeholders internal to the plants as well as external (i.e. sales, marketing, corporate QA, packaging engineering, North American Engineering, and corporate safety). The Project Engineer will have responsibility for multiple projects simultaneously.











  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of project engineering experience in the manufacturing industry (Will consider a candidate with less experience if exceptional in other ways (i.e. relevant internships and academic achievements)
  • Ability to read and interpret PFD and P&ID diagrams
  • Demonstrated leadership, planning, organizing and communication skills
  • Experience managing multiple projects from the evaluation through implementation stages
  • Experience developing justification, scoping and managing capital projects to budgets and schedule
  • Contractor management experience, including scoping the work, managing a bidding process, negotiations, field installation supervision, and change order management
  • Experience leading small and large project teams
  • Ability to follow up and prioritize project issues independently and juggle multiple projects with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, troubleshoot, and solve technical problems.
  • Proficient in Excel, Power Point, MS Project, Word, AutoCAD
  • Must have solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work weekends, varying shifts, holidays as project execution schedules may require.
  • Travel will be approximately 10%, but may be higher during specific project phases (i.e. FAT)



  • Experience designing, installing, commissioning, and troubleshooting industrial controls systems to include PLC’s, HMI’s, VFD’s, Servo Controls, Robotics, and industrial networks (specifically Ethernet, Devicenet, Profinet and Profibus) preferred
  • Experience with Siemens and/or Allen-Bradley / Rockwell Automation controls.  Wonderware/Active Factory experience a plus.
  • Experience with Troubleshooting PLC controlled Mechanical Components.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical & panel/loop drawings.
  • Project engineering experience in the food processing, pharmaceutical, and/or chemical processing industries.
  • Knowledge of cGMP systems with a strong understanding of sanitary design concepts
  • Experience with dry and liquid processing, facilities, and packaging equipment
  • Experience with SAP or a similar ERP system
  • Experience with TPM especially in EEM


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. 




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