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Maintenance Work Leader


McCormick & Company, Incorporated, a global leader in flavor, is seeking a Maintenance Work Leader reporting to aTeam Manager. This individual will work at the Hunt Valley Plant located in Hunt Valley, MD. 


With more than $4 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. We create differentiating flavors consumers prefer with unmatched quality, science, innovation and service. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick.  McCormick makes every moment and meal better


As a company recognized for 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.




Under the general supervision of the Maintenance Team Manager, manages and directs all activities and processes related to the daily management of predictive, preventive and proactive maintenance programs to improve process reliability (PR) while reducing maintenance costs. The incumbent will maintain packaging, blending and fermentation equipment in multiple departments and is responsible for the complete maintenance and inspection on individual pieces of equipment. This position will also support the core reliability processes (Autonomous Maintenance, Early Equipment Management, Training and Focused Improvement.)


Responsibilities include leading and developing direct reports while fostering a team environment, meeting or exceeding established goals (safety, sanitation , PR%, cost, waste,  quality (Q% and 5S)),  loss reduction, reliability improvement and other performance standards related to process and packaging systems.  Supports and develops HPO teams to ensure that information flow / communication processes, personnel development, problem-solving, goal-setting and process improvement (e.g. A3, PDCA, Breakdown Analysis and 5Why) are all integral parts of daily core work. This includes leading daily cross shift communications of relevant shift activities (adjustments, parts/settings changes, downtime, planned/unplanned work)


This position will be responsible for ensuring all safety incident reporting follows proper protocols; will ensure monthly, quarterly, yearly required training are completed for direct reports; will ensure required work orders are reviewed and completed daily and will develop actions from completed work orders. This role will also coordinate maintenance activities and people resources to meet operational objectives, monitors activities and results, makes assignments and leads the escalation process and decision making to drive closure to plant losses.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Five years of maintenance g experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate and solve problems, ability to diagnose mechanical problems and resolve minor mechanical and processing problems.
  • Knowledge of CMMS, MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), SAP or other ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) tool
  • Demonstrated ability to perform changeovers and preventative maintenance on all production equipment.
  • Demonstrated practice of leadership principles required and formal leadership training. 
  • Demonstrated ability to pro-actively encourage continuous improvement and daily problem-solving initiatives
  • Proven ability to coach, train and influence while demonstrating a deep respect for the capabilities of all people.
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking skills to determine risk assessment
  • Experience effectively leading and facilitating team and cross-functional meeting.
  • Ability to work overtime/weekends required.
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) pillar experience
  • Demonstrated experience with Financial forecasting or budgeting 
  • Demonstrated competency to operate all equipment in the business strongly preferred
  • Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio
  • Experience with high speed, food packaging and processing equipment



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.