Senior Engineer, Materials and Process Technology


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 Senior Engineer, Materials & Process Technology immediately at our Technical Innovation Center in Hunt Valley, Maryland. 


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 Senior Engineer is responsible for managing complex technical projects and process development as part of a global initiative through all phases of product design and launch to create intellectual property and competitive advantage for McCormick. The Senior Engineer will plan and implement applied research in Process Technology and be responsible for the commercialization of new products and technologies. This individual will be expected to contribute to technical problem solving for customers, both internally and externally, process design and development, process analysis and scale-up, and materials physical properties and their effects on processing. This Senior Engineer will be expected to analyze and document results and communicate these results to the technical community and management.



  • Leads process engineering work related to strategic technical projects and programs that make use of proprietary technology
  • Leads the design and development of processes related to commercialization and manufacturing of products incorporating new technologies
  • Provides expertise and technical guidance in food engineering and processing to Product Development Scientists as well as to Manufacturing/Supply Chain Engineers
  • Supports new product commercialization and problem solving in manufacturing
  • Manages IP for all current projects
  • Provides technical direction to and/or may supervise junior level Scientists and Engineers
  • Presents strategies, progress, and products to senior management



  • BS in Food Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or closely related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of R&D and/or manufacturing experience
  • Experience managing large, complex projects
  • Strong background in process engineering and manufacturing operations
  • Effective verbal and written communications
  • Experience working with Operations and Supply Chain functions
  • Experience with process scale-up from pilot to commercial scale manufacturing
  • Experience collaborating and communicating effectively across levels and functions
  • Experience with statistical design of experiments and analysis of data



  • Experience in the food, flavor, ingredient, and/or beverage industry
  • MS or PhD in Food Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or closely related discipline
  • Experience in milling, blending, extraction, sizing, separation, reaction flavors and / or spray drying
  • Experience with strategic planning
  • Product development experience




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