Process Engineer (Clean Flavor)


You may know McCormick as a leader in herbs, spices, seasonings, and condiments – and we’re only getting started. At McCormick, we’re always looking for new people to bring their unique flavor to our team.

McCormick employees – all 14,000 of us across the world – are what makes this company a great place to work.


We are looking to hire a Process Engineer (Clean Flavor) immediately at our Technical Innovation Center in Hunt Valley, MD.


What We Bring To The Table:

The best people deserve the best rewards. In addition to the benefits you’d expect from a global leader (401k, health insurance, paid time off, etc.) we also offer:

• Competitive compensation

• Career growth opportunities

• Flexibility and Support for Diverse Life Stages and Choices

• We prioritize our communities and the planet we share. We are proud to be awarded as a Diversity Inc. Top 50 company for Diversity and have multiple Sustainability awards (ranking #22 in the World and #1 in Food Products)

• Wellbeing programs including Physical, Mental and Financial wellness

• Tuition assistance



The Process Engineer (Clean Flavor) will work with a small, fast-paced team of Scientists, Engineers, Flavorists, and Technicians to proactively identify and evaluate unit operations and methods for preparing natural product essences and extracts.   The Engineer will develop and implement new and innovative strategies and methods for creating these natural flavor products and is expected to contribute to technical problem-solving and support new product innovation from ideation through product development, pilot scale-up, and full-scale commercialization.   This Engineer is also expected to analyze, document, and communicate results to the technical community and management.



  • Collaborate with Flavorists to identify needs and opportunities for natural flavors and extracts.
  • Proactively develop manufacturing processes, both individually and as part of a team, to produce market-preferred solutions, using input from benchtop product development, culinary testing, technical innovation, and consumer trend analysis.
  • Anticipate, investigate, and resolve issues related to raw materials, finished product prototypes, processing equipment and systems, and initial scale-up procedures.
  • Foster successful and cooperative relationships with technical counterparts and utilize company technical resources to support global technology implementation.
  • Collect and analyze data from experiments and concepts, and prepare summary reports and recommendations for the leadership team.
  • Contribute to the advancement of strategic category initiatives.


  • BS in Chemical, Mechanical, or Food Engineering, or closely related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of experience (R&D or production) in food, food ingredient, or natural product industry
  • Demonstrated experience in process design and troubleshooting
  • Strong background in analytical methods and sensory science
  • Strong background working with flavor chemicals
  • Strong laboratory bench skills (separations, extractions, compounding)
  • Experience managing large, complex projects
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across functions and levels
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work safely and follow Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Ability to routinely life 20 pounds and periodically lift up to 50 pounds


  • MS in Chemical, Mechanical, or Food Engineering, or a related field
  • Strong background working with Extraction, Separation, and Distillation processes
  • Strong working knowledge of flavor raw materials
  • Demonstrated leadership role in product and process development
  • SQF Food Safety and HACCP certification



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