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Date: 14-Mar-2023


Company: McCormick & Company

Process Engineer



This is a great opportunity to join our team and continue the great work in bringing to life our condiments manufacturing facility, located in Peterborough, UK. Our vision is to build a sustainable, innovative McCormick factory-of-the-future to support our Flavour Solutions customers. 


Our Process Engineer will be responsible for driving a reduction of chronic losses (e.g., Process Reliability, Yield and Scrap) through the development of standards. This role will help reduce variation in operating methods thereby improving the reliability and repeatability of processes. The Process Engineer will work with Operations Team, Maintenance Manager and Technician teams to standardize processes and procedures for the plant, including, but not limited to, processing, packaging, and maintenance and engineering departments.




  • Own Process Reliability (PR), Yield and Scrap for the assets

- Lead the prioritization of losses in the line / area / sector in collaboration with operating team.

- Critically analyze processes/systems/practices to identify current gaps and opportunities for improvement.

- Help troubleshoot sporadic losses and drive them to zero by establishing and improving line standards.

- Focus on cost reduction programs, process improvements, and engineering service requests as well as evaluation and recommendation of process capital improvements and automation.

- Provide supporting data analysis and justifications for any technology improvements and capital expenditures and feasibility studies.

  • Provide coaching to the Operations and Maintenance Team

- Responsible for coaching and developing Technicians / Operators to improve their skills allowing them to be more effective team members. 

- Developing documents for the assigned area such as Operating Procedures and line machinery training manuals, Standard Operating Procedures, Standard Control Procedures, Changeover documents, Shutdown procedures, Startup procedures.

- Work with Project Engineering to set appropriate documentation standards for vendors and contractors that will facilitate ease of use in developing training documentation for plant staff.

  • Own data quality and analysis for the line

- Maintain integrity of line level data including training, health checks, and change control. Focus includes scorecards, downtime data base, manual tracking systems and SAP master data.

- Create daily, weekly, and monthly rollup and analysis for key performance metrics like Process Reliability, Productivity, Yield and Scrap.




  • Degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, and Industrial).
  • Significant experience in a manufacturing plant environment.
  • Experience in FMCG environment advantageous.
  • Proficiency in the application of statistical methods.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Knowledge and experience of SAP advantageous.
  • Effective communication (both oral and written) skills with demonstrated ability to present ideas without formal authority.
  • Good problem-solving skills, previous experience of CI (e.g., Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing background).
  • Demonstratable team working skills across different functions & levels.
  • Capability to teach and coach colleagues with high desire to learn.


Agencies: McCormick as needed will work with external recruitment vendors through our Agency Portal. Unless previously contacted, McCormick does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies.


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, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.