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R&D Lab Tech II (Innovation)


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time R&D Lab Tech II (Innovation). This new hire will work at the Technical Innovation Center located in Hunt Valley, MD. The R&D Lab Tech II (Innovation) will report to a VP, Research and Innovation.


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.


Key Responsibilties: 

  • Support the Flavor Innovation Lab through bench preparations of food and beverage (F&B) formulations mimicking market products.
  • Use various bench equipment and processes to make the F&B trials. 
  • Use Bench system to set up trials to screen F&Bs with ingredients and flavors of interest. This will involve organizing trial results, recording data, working within DevEx recipe formulations, communicating results with Innovation team and working with internal customers (FONA R&I team, seasoning and flavor team).


Required Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalency.
  • A minimum of twelve (12) college credits/CEUs OR in lieu of college credits, 1-2 years of lab experience.
  • Previous compounding and weighing experience required with proven accuracy and strong attention to detail.
  • Strong PC skills required. Experience with SAP, DevEx, Windows environments, managing files and handling data.
  • Experience in a Food manufacturing environment or lab and knowledge of food safety.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution.
  • Ability to be self-directed and motivated.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize work effectively.
  • Experience following principles and making informed decision.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and ability to identify analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to present information to peers in a logical manner.
  • Must possess strong teamwork capabilities, flexibility to adjust to customer demands and changing priorities.
  • Ability to lift 10 pounds continuously, 20 pounds frequently and 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Solid math skills including the ability to work accurately with formulas and decimals.
  • Responsible for preparing food formulations, setting up flavors and raw materials for screening and evaluation.
  • Managing Raw materials. Stocking, ordering and maintaining lab supplies and raw materials from plants or suppliers.
  • Coordinating Tasting Sessions and ballots.
  • Operating food processing and pilot equipment.
  • Ability to taste diverse foods and beverages.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment.




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