Operations Technician I - 2nd Shift


Operations Technician I

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Operations Technician I for our South Bend Plantlocated at 3425 Lathrop Street, South Bend, Indiana.  The Operations Technician I will report to the Production Team 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.


Position Overview:

Makes and/or packages products according to established formulas and packaging standards.  Incumbent will monitor production needs, supply packaging areas with processed products, and/or operate packaging equipment to create finished goods.



  • Set up and start automatic filling and packaging equipment, load packaging and raw materials, and pack off the finished products
  • Weigh, blend, and cook product on all mix systems
  • Follow detailed procedures and complete paperwork accurately to ensure safe, consistent, and quality product
  • Make product changeovers, package size changes, and minor and major repairs on all equipment
  • Monitor operation of mixing equipment through visual checks of product and sensory evaluation of key component pieces
  • Assemble component pieces of equipment belonging to continuous and pre-mix systems and their auxiliary components
  • Document downtime and machine adjustments
  • Understand and practice loss control of raw and packaging materials
  • Work with teams to identify process issues and improvement opportunities
  • Actively promote safety and identify unsafe actions and conditions through the use of a principle-based safety approach
  • Be responsible for the quality and quantity of production daily
  • Obtain and return ingredients using a forklift
  • Perform checks on critical timing of equipment.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Minimum one year experience working in a mechanical and/or technical field required or two years total job experience.
  • Experience following detailed procedures and completing accurate paperwork required.
  • Experience adhering to and following company, plant, regulatory, and customer standards required.
  • Clean-in-place / sanitation experience preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have mechanical aptitude and knowledge of using tools properly, required.
  • Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals required.
  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure required.
  • Ability to use SAP and other software as required.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds regularly, required.
  • Flexibility to support/train on all three shifts 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.

Nearest Major Market: South Bend