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2nd Shift Lab Tech I


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Lab Tech I for our Quality Department.  This position will work in South Bend, Indiana, located at 3425 Lathrop Street, South Bend, Indiana.  The Lab Tech 1 will report to the Quality Manager.


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.




  1. Acceptable attendance required. 
  2. High School diploma or equivalent required.
  3. One year lab experience and/or high school chemistry preferred.  Started college level Chemistry course required during the first year (completion to move to Grade 8).
  4. Experience with MS Word and Excel required.  SAP experience preferred.
  5. Ability to read reports, paperwork with small print, copy sequences onto paper, and key information into computer systems required.
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills required.  Ability to work well and communicate effectively with all levels of employees, as well as internal and external customers, required.
  7. Must be able to distinguish levels of color, flavor, and aroma to ensure conformance to specifications, required.
  8. Ability to meet strict deadlines and adapt to an environment with multiple tasks and changing priorities, required.
  9. Ability to work overtime on short notice with flexibility in start times and work days, required.
  10. Ability to adjust schedule to accomplish training on multiple shifts.  
  11. Ability to lift 10 lbs. regularly and 50 lbs. occasionally, required.


Description of Position:


  • Results ownership:  support plant and department OGSM’s and targets
  • Actively participate in CI initiative
  • Set up, calibrate, operate, and maintain lab equipment, such as refractometer, automatic titrator, pH meter, scales, CEM, FAS 900, colorimeter, viscometer, bostwick, and other equipment
  • Record test data on standardized forms, lab computer database, and in SAP
  • Review records for accuracy, completion, and corrective actions.
  • As a member of the Quality Department, lead by example in Quality programs, such as GMPs, housekeeping, HACCP, and traceability
  • Use data to identify trends, out of control conditions, and non-conformance to specifications.  Provides information and works with the appropriate personnel to correct processes.
  • Makes product adjustments needed to correct out of specification product
  • Controls non-conforming product through the use of Quality Notifications - including product segregation, sampling, rework, destruction, and labeling.
  • Use computer for data entry and analysis.
  • Maintain work and storage areas in clean and orderly fashion.
  • Daily communication with all team members and management through the use of shift meetings, email, and other written and verbal methods
  • Actively promote safety and identify unsafe actions and conditions through the use of a principle-based safety approach
  • Work with teams to identify process issues and improvement opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned.



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: South Bend