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R&D Consumer Testing Lab Tech II


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Consumer Testing Lab Tech II. This new hire will work at the Technical Innovation Center, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Consumer Testing Lab Tech II will report to a Sensory and Consumer Science Director.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. As a Fortune 500 company with over $5 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.



Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor and with other members of the staff, prepares samples, administers tests including setting up panels, performing data analysis, graphing data, recording detailed and accurate information about tests in a timely manner and follow SOP’s. 

  • Responsible for electronic file maintenance, software trouble shooting, and learning new software packages. 
  • Responsible for ordering supplies, maintaining shelf life boxes, laboratory cleanliness and organization. 
  • Responsible for recruiting panelists for sensory evaluations at various McCormick locations and conducting tests at other McCormick locations (ex. =226 Schilling Bldg). 
  • Assist with panelists training programs and maintaining lists of panelists. 
  • Participate in continuing education programs.


Essential Technical Qualifications:

  • High School diploma required
  • 12 College credits in the sciences or 2 years lab experience
  • Excellent analytical, mathematical, writing and attention to detail skills
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and work with minimal supervision
  • Proficient with PC’s; Windows-Word, Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work under tight deadlines, changing priorities and maintain confidentiality of information
  • Basic laboratory skills, food preparation skills, and excellent housekeeping skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to perform moderate physical work over prolonged periods while standing and able to lift 50 pounds


Desirable Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in a Food Science or related field
  • Basic knowledge of audio/visual equipment
  • Knowledge /practice of basic sensory procedures
  • Working knowledge of food systems, ingredient/processing interactions
  • Basic statistical knowledge




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