Automation Technician


The French's Food Company, a subsidiary of McCormick & Company, Inc. and a global leader in flavor is seeking a full-time Automation Technician for the plant located in Springfield, MO


With more than $500 million in annual sales, our company has been crafting trusted foods using simple ingredients of the highest quality.  From French's Classic Yellow Mustard, long America's top-selling mustard, to its most recent innovations, such as French's Ketchup, the company has a history rich with delicious creations made from what today would be considered “clean, simple ingredients.”  To learn more please visit us at


The Maintenance Electrician - Automation Technician for the Springfield, MO manufacturing plant supports the Plant’s electrical distribution and control systems.   

  • Facilitate control wiring diagrams and equipment troubleshooting 
  • Designs and implements major changes to HMIs and PLC ladder logic.   
  • Sources, installs, and calibrates instrumentation to support plant operations.   
  • Designs and implements computer programs to facilitate the flow of business information throughout the plant. 
  • Coordinates and oversees outside contractors to support capital projects as necessary.   
  • Responsible for all general mechanical duties in support of plant operations and capital projects. 



  • Troubleshoots plant PLC equipment; resolves problems through ladder logic changes; troubleshoots plant HMIs (Wonderware, RSView) and resolves problems through programming changes. 
  • Troubleshoots electrical control and power wiring; resolves problems through wiring changes. 
  • Oversees capital projects and outside contractors primarily in the electrical control and power wiring areas. 
  • Develops and implements new electrical controls and systems. 
  • Works with other plant employees and management to enhance Springfield’s electrical / electronic systems. 
  • Works with AutoCAD and other computer programs to update documentation and electrical prints. 
  • Uses various personnel and LAN computer programs in the completion of assignments. 
  • Capable of performing general mechanical duties. 
  • Conducts training for maintenance personnel and equipment operators.  



  • High school diploma or equivalency is required, additional recent technical training preferred. 
  • Must have at least three (3) years manufacturing maintenance experience. 
  • Experience with industrial electrical controls 
  • Knowledge of PLC programming. 
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities. 
  • Must be very detail oriented and have strong interpersonal, communication and team based skills. 
  • Being a self-starter as well as a problem-solver are required assets. 
  • Be able to work a rotating 12 hour shift – hours can vary. 


French's 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, French's 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: Springfield