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Utility Mechanic

Date: 20-Jan-2023

Location: HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

Company: McCormick & Company

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Utility Mechanic. This new hire will work at the Flavor Manufacturing Center, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Utility Mechanic will report to the Maintenance Team Manager.


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.



To support the maintenance needs, both mechanical and electrical, of Operations and Production in standard conditions, including troubleshooting and repair, preventative and predictive maintenance. Responsible for maintaining and repairing production/ processing equipment to reduce machine-related downtime, eliminate losses, and improve machine reliability. To coach Production Technicians and junior Maintenance Technicians to develop skills and to resolve maintenance issues. 



  • Perform mechanical and electrical duties of a complex nature including performing breakdown analysis, basic and major equipment rebuilds, advanced mechanical & intermediate electrical troubleshooting, advanced equipment adjustments, mechanical and electrical maintenance (both planned and unplanned) for production equipment and facilities, basic PLC/ Ladder Logic/ HMI, and fabrication. 
  • Participates in cross-functional improvement teams and problem solving activities 
  • Serve as a Trainer and Mentor to Maintenance Technicians and Production Technicians 
  • Investigate and communicate root cause failure analysis, including recommending and implement resolutions. 
  • Read and interpret blue prints and manuals 
  • Adheres to safety/ GMP standards, ensuring a safe work environment and reporting food safety issues to the site leadership 



  • High school diploma, GED or high school equivalent  
  • 3-5 years of experience in an Industrial Mechanic or Electrician role, preferably in the food industry 
  • Communicates effectively, orally/written, up, down and across Facilitates and promotes teamwork & team discussions. Interactions: 
  • Technical/Functional: Basic Mechanic Skills, Basic Electrical Skills, performing breakdown analyses, basic and major equipment rebuilds, basic troubleshooting, advanced equipment adjustments, mechanical and electrical maintenance (both planned and unplanned) for production equipment and facilities, basic PLC/ Ladder Logic/ HMI, and fabrication. 
  • Sense of Responsibility, Teamwork, Accountability, Adaptability 
  • Demonstrated ability to methodically analyze and correct problems of a varied nature on a wide range of equipment and support systems required. 
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.    
  • Must be able to become a certified forklift operator required. 
  • Must be agile enough to maneuver around equipment, climb stairs, and go up and down ladders to reach various equipment required  
  • Ability to work overtime daily and weekends, sometimes with minimal notice.  Flexibility with shift hours is required 
  • Ability to work up to heights of 45 ft. on material handling equipment required 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CMMS and Microsoft Office 
  • Candidate must have knowledge of Planned Maintenance practices 
  • Demonstrated process improvement ability and leadership 
  • Must be able to successfully work individually and as part of a team 



  • Associate of Arts or Science  
  • Vocational education or Technical Degree/Certification as an Industrial Maintenance Technician would enhance the performance of the job. Actions and work performance impact the bottom line at the unit level due to opportunity to cause downtime on production lines. 


McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants shall 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. 




Nearest Major Market: Baltimore