Quality Food Lab Technician


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavors is seeking a 3rd Shift Lab Tech at its facility located in South Bend.  The Lab Tech will report to the Quality ManagerThe schedule for this role is Sunday - Thursday 10:00 pm - 6:30 am. The salary range for this position is $18 - $20.60 based on experience, plus a 10% shift increase for 3rd shift. 


With $4 billion in annual sales, McCormick & Company, Incorporated manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry - retail outlets, food manufacturers and food service businesses. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better™. To learn more please visit us at www.mccormickcorporation.com.


As an employer recognized for our exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick & Co., Inc. offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services which address the needs of employees and their families. Zatarain’s benefits include, but are not limited to tuition assistance, medical & dental, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), defined contribution plan, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave. 


Job Responsibilities:


  • Results ownership:  support plant and department OGSM’s and targets in support of greater than 80% Process Reliability.
  • 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 SA.
  • 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.


Experience Required:


  • 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).
  • Experience with MS Word and Excel required.  SAP experience preferred.



If your experience meets the requirements for the role, you will be contacted by a member of our Talent Acquisition team. If you are not selected for next steps, you will receive an email notification. Due to the amount of interest, application review can take 1 - 2 weeks. Your patience is appreciated. Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with McCormick! 


McCormick and 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