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Process Systems Technician, Materials and Process Technology


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Process Systems Technician to join the Materials and Process Technology team. This new hire will work at the Technical Innovation Center, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Process Systems Technician will report to a Principal Engineer.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. With over $6 billion in annual sales across 160 countries and territories, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce, retail,food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands include McCormick, French's, Frank's RedHot, Stubb's, OLD BAY, Lawry's, Zatarain's, Ducros, Vahiné, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden. Every day, no matter where or what you eat or drink, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. Our Purpose is "To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor and our Vision is "A World United by Flavor—where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand."


As a company recognized for its 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.



  • Conduct maintenance and troubleshooting on pilot plant equipment and laboratory instruments.
  • Conduct pilot plant instrumentation and controls projects. 
  • Under general supervision of engineers work with electrical contractors and instrument vendors to complete projects. 
  • Conduct fabrication projects for custom research equipment in partnership with engineers.  
  • Under general supervision of Scientists/Engineers conduct pilot plant and laboratory experiments.
  • Responsible for the preparation / set-up of raw materials, finished products and retention samples.
  • Manage lab inventory of raw materials, data recording, cataloging test samples and ordering supplies.
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision and as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to work overtime as needed.



  • Minimum 10 years experience working as a controls or maintenance technician. 
  • Ability to read electrical wiring diagrams
  • Ability to install sensors and instruments to control panels. 
  • Knowledge of data recording devices and serial to 4-20 mA conversions. 
  • Experience working with motors, VFDs, thermocouples, power meters, pumps.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and ability to identify, analyze and solve problems.
  • Experience working in a laboratory, pilot plant or in manufacturing operations. 
  • Technical curiosity.  Desire to innovate and build new things. 
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize work effectively and be self-directed and motivated.
  • Ability to create documentation for standard operating procedures, data reporting and communications within the department



  • Associate degree in electronic technology
  • 2-3 years of experience working in pilot plants and/or laboratories.
  • Experience conducting research experiments under the direction of scientists and engineers.
  • Experience with pilot plant equipment such as mixers, grinding/milling, extraction, and pasteurizing.
  • Experience with lab operations measuring physical characteristics such as particle size, density, and moisture.
  • Experience with laboratory standards and calibrations for maintaining equipment.




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