McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Position Title on a Name of Group/Unit. This new hire will work in name of location, located at address in Hunt Valley, MD. The position title will report to a Hiring Manager title.

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.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Prepares media for microbial testing including agar, buffer, dilution bottles, swabs, and Petrifilm.
  • Aseptically pulls and prepares samples for microbial testing.  Plates samples per testing procedure.  Accurately reads and records plate results.
  • Manages plant environmental testing program including the clean equipment swabs, air plates, compressed air samples, drain swaps, water, and all other points required by corporate and customer requirements.
  • Documents sample results, performs appropriate corrective actions for all out of specification results, and publishes reports.
  • Uses graphs, charts, and other SPC tools to identify trends, out of control conditions, and non-conformance to specification.
  • Maintains all microbiological files and records including test results, calibration programs, projects, audits, complaints, and correspondence.
  • Sets up, verifies, operates, and maintains laboratory equipment including both main lab and micro lab equipment.  Maintains the calibration program for all micro laboratory equipment.
  • Performs audits of the plant including sanitation effectiveness, equipment breakdowns, GMP's, and safety.  Successfully completes McCormick quarterly micro testing audit.
  • Performs chemical and sensory testing in the main laboratory as necessary.  Performs quality checks on the lines as necessary.
  • Controls non-conforming materials and finished products trhough the QN procedure.
  • Cleans and maintains the laboratory and sample retention areas.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.




  • Minimum level:  Bachelors (Preferred)




  • Minimum of one year microbiology lab experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience adhering to and following company, plant, regulatory and customer standards 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.

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