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Data and Automation Engineer, McCormick Australia


It's an exciting time to be in APZ - McCormick's growth region. Our business here is transforming in remarkable ways. From the rice and spice fields of India and South East Asia to Australia's herb farms, our mosaic of rich distinct cultures inspires the boldest of flavours.  Our headquarters and TIC in Singapore, along with our new and transformed facilities in Thailand, India and Australia are powering our regional growth ambitions. Here you'll find a culture that celebrates the best of both; the energy of and pulse of a startup and the solid legacy of our McCormick brand.  We're a region on the rise - bold, committed and hungry - so only changemakers need apply!


Reporting to the Continuous Improvement Manager, Australia and working closely with a dedicated team of professionals, you will be responsible for the site Digitalization Roadmap and its integration with the Business Operational Excellence Program. This is a unique opportunity for you to utilise your experience in planning, prioritising and managing OT and IT projects to improve site performance.  You will add value by enhancing site team competency around digitalization by supporting E2E Supply chain functions and empowering teams for solving complex problem solutions.


Our Company

What if there was a company who puts people first - people who take what they do seriously, but not themselves?  People who strive for excellence, have a great attitude, care for the safety of each other and our consumers, people who are innovative and lead by example - because these are the values necessary for a successful career with McCormick Australia.


McCormick’s Passion for Flavour is brought to life through our consumer brands Gourmet Garden, Keen’s, Aeroplane, French’s, and Frank’s. But more than this, we are passionate about our people and our supportive, high performance culture - that’s what it takes to build Australia’s Leading Flavour Company!


The Data and Automation Engineer (IT/OT Engineer) is responsible for the implementation of site automation plans with data digitization skills as part of the business growth strategy and architectural vision; whilst supporting site office management, processes, and control automation.  This will involve driving and implementing advanced technology, optimize manufacturing processes, and design upgrade whilst aligning with the site operations team.


Role Responsibilities 

  • Develop the site digitalization roadmap supporting E2E Supply Chain transformation plan
  • Identify, prioritise, and implement office and process automation projects by managing the relevant site and/or contract team
  • Lead industrial automation projects or facilitate project teams for successful implementation
  • Lead data centralization and standardization activities to enable easier access and interpretation of data in a business context supporting stakeholders’ routine data management
  • Design, build, and test data architectures and tools like Power BI whilst doing office and site 5S digitization supporting site operation teams.
  • Support pilot data analytics projects with global and regional teams
  • Lead site digital transformation by revolutionizing lean manufacturing applications with digital tools and digitalization technology and facilitate related change management process


Experience Required & Technical Skills 

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a Project Engineer or similar role within the manufacturing industry with a focus on automation, electrical and data management
  • Tertiary qualification in an engineering discipline (preferably, Mechatronics, Automation and Control, Instrumentation, Electrical, Mechanical and Data Engineering)
  • Experience in operating ERP preferably SAP, MES, and SCADA systems
  • Experience in project/program management considering machine safety, and hygiene engineering principles
  • Sound understanding of applied machine learning, AI, and advanced analytics



Our ambitions are bold. If you are a change-maker with a passion for flavour and an appetite for a good challenge, come have a seat at our table.  Please email your resume and cover letter.  Your application will be treated in strict confidence.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  If you are a qualified applicant, you 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.


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.