R&D Lab Tech III - Lakewood, NJ


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time R&D Lab Tech III. This new hire will work at the Brand Aromatics site located in Lakewood, NJ. The R&D Lab Tech III will report to a Product Development Director.


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.


Position Overview

Functions as a flexible resource within the R&D lab, assisting with formula development, sample fulfillment, general lab organization and cleaning, technical problem-solving and other tasks as needed.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assist Product Developers and Technicians with lab tasks/duties, including but not limited to:
  • Compounding formulations and finished product applications as needed for customer sample fulfillment or tasting
  • Preparing samples for shipping
  • Preparing/setting up raw materials, finished products and retention samples
  • Managing lab inventory of raw materials, base, and supplies needed to support daily tasks
  • Precise lab record/data keeping
  • Maintaining sanitation and lab organization
  • Setting up samples for daily sensory panel analysis of finished products and retention samples
  • Communicating effectively with related departments on project and products as required
  • Other tasks as required


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
  • Strong computer skills required. Experience operating in a Windows environment, managing files and handling data
  • 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
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision and as a member of a team
  • Experience following principles and making informed decisions
  • 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 including weekends and overtime on short notice
  • Ability to work in a challenging and fast-paced environment and adapt to 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


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, chemical engineering, or related scientific field.
  • Experience in a food manufacturing environment or lab and knowledge of food safety
  • Familiarity with food formulation and ERP software applications


Work Environment:

  • R&D Lab (daily)
  • Food manufacturing plant and warehouse (occasionally)




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: Toms River