The French's Food Company, a subsidiary of McCormick & Company, Inc. and a global leader in flavor is seeking a full-time Lab Tech for the plant located in Springfield, MO. This person will report to the Lab Manager. 


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

POSITION OVERVIEW: Under the general direction of the Quality Team Manager, the QA Lab Technician II will work in a High-Performance Organization Operating Model environment performing QA Technician / Inspector functions. The Lab Technician will rotate between testing in the laboratory and performing quality checks on the plant floor Responsibilities include:


RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct Analytical Testing of both raw and finished products Audit production line for key quality attributes such as code dates, fill weights, metal detection, and package integrity. Use a variety of test methods, procedures, and instrumentation (i.e. titrator, pH meter, scale, viscometer, etc.) Enter data, maintain records on computer, manage files Calibrate, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory equipment Perform Lab maintenance and general cleaning Discard old retain samples per SOP Communicate test results, discuss performance metrics as they relate to Quality, and work collaboratively with various levels of Operations to correct problems and improve process. Quality Notification - This involves communicating with various functions including the Supply/Planning groups to obtain release if the information is not in SAP. Generate various weekly warehouse inventory reports; Issues Quality Notification (QN) for materials that are out of specification, Past Shelf Life (PSL).  Coordination of timely quarantine and Quality Notification process including disposition of discrepant materials.  Satisfy all product sample requests.  Any/all JTE Quality, Visual Factory, and other related items Ability to work overtime on a short notice and required weekend work Ability to be flexible with shift and work day assignments to support business need requirements. Actively promote safety and identify unsafe actions and conditions using a principle-based safety approach. Other duties as assigned


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Uses judgement based on the analysis of information. Strong understanding and practice of Good Laboratory Practices College coursework in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, etc. (or 3 years’ experience In a laboratory setting) Excellent written and oral communication skills Color Vision (ability to detect color) required.  This is due to the need to compare color differences in product daily. Requires attention to detail in making evaluative judgements based on the analysis of factual information.  Expected to resolve problems by identifying and selecting solutions through the application of technical experience and review of precedents. Sound and comprehensive communication and diplomacy skills are required in order to exchange complicated information, including sensitive information or information that is difficult to communicate because of its content or its audience.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of previous Analytical Lab experience preferred. Academic laboratory work will be considered Strong skills in written and verbal communication skills Strong understanding of SAP transactions (Quality focused) and SAP results/data

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