Maintenance Crew Leader


McCormick Canada continues its long track record of growth and is a respected leader in the spice, seasoning, flavouring and specialty food industry.  Our consumer products division serves retail grocery customers and emerging channels with Club House, Billy Bee and McCormick products, while our Custom Flavour Solutions division serves food service distributors and other respected food manufacturers across Canada.  McCormick Canada is part of the world leader in spice and seasonings, McCormick & Company Inc.


The Power of People is one of our five pillars.  It has been the foundation for McCormick's success for decades.  There is something inspiring about working at McCormick.  We have created an unusually dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.  Without our employees, our success is not possible.  Our commitment to our customers, our consumers and our employees is unsurpassed. 


You may know McCormick as a leader in herbs, spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavouring products – and we’re only getting started. At McCormick, we are always looking for great talent to bring unique flavor to our team. McCormick employees – over 14,000 of us across the world – are what makes this company a great place to work.


We are currently hiring for a Crew Leader to join our Maintenance team. This position is on our Night shift.



Why join us?

The best people deserve the best rewards. At McCormick, we offer:


  • Competitive pay and annual merit increases based on performance
  • Company-paid benefits, including Vision, Employee Assistance program and 100% coverage on Prescriptions and Basic Dental
  • Up to 8% Employer Contributions to our Registered Pension Plan
  • Annual Bonus program
  • Three (3) weeks of vacation from the second (2nd) year
  • Employee Stock Purchase program
  • Tuition Assistance and International Scholarship for children of McCormick employees
  • Safety Boot Allowance
  • Employee pricing on our products
  • Career growth opportunities and promotions - because we love to promote from within!
  • We prioritize our communities and the planet we share. We are proud to be awarded as a Top 50 company for diversity and have multiple most sustainable company awards (including #6 global ranking)




As a leader of the team, the Crew Leader sets the example of team leadership within the McCormick High Performance System (MHPS) environment. The Crew Leader ensures overall performance of the team. This position pro-actively encourages continuous improvement and daily problem solving initiatives to increase operational effectiveness and efficiencies. 


The incumbent must be able to effectively coach, train, and verify 100% compliance to plant established procedures (including safety, work rules) while demonstrating a deep respect for the capabilities of all people and following the McCormick Shared Values. Must be able to structure their approach based on the core belief that the success of the company depends upon the capabilities and contributions of all people in the organization.


  • Provide maintenance support to the Canadian manufacturing facilities with primary concentration in London Ontario.
  • Track work order completion and send out daily turnover reports
  • Meet or exceed annual departmental goals and objectives
  • Lead by example, ensure Health and Safety as well as Human Resources policy adherence
  • Remove barriers and obstacles to team performance. Demonstrates a sense of urgency, ownership and tenacity to resolve problems
  • Communicate and collaborate daily with Team Manager to administer the day to day maintenance operations and ensure oversight of team and performance is monitored effectively
  • Provide input for evaluations and development/training plans for employees and effectively handle team interactions, including conflict management
  • Ensure operational procedures (SOPs), safety procedures, GMP standards, and best practices are consistently followed and standardized
  • Adhere to government regulations and guidelines for machinery repairs.
  • Contact H&S immediately when an employee is injured and complete accident/incident report in absence of Team Manager
  • Leads and/or facilitates continuous improvements initiatives, including PDCA and root cause analysis
  • Train new and existing employees by building technical and business competencies within team.
  • May complete other duties as assigned
  • Work overtime/shutdown periods where required, support on call weekends as scheduled




  • Demonstrated practice of leadership principles and organization skills required. Formal leadership training an asset
  • Demonstrated analytical/critical thinking skills to determine risk assessment and the ability to prioritize multiple requests
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to resolve issues and concerns
  • Ability to understand financial impact of business decisions affecting staffing, product components, inventory, etc.
  • Licensed Millwright (433A) or Industrial Electrician ( 442A or equivalent)
  • Food processing/packaging experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in both Mechanical and Electrical trades preferred.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to upgrade technical skills as required
  • Physically capable of carrying out all aspects of tasks involved


Throughout the selection process, accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.  Please notify H.R. if required.

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.