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Junior Quality Engineer

McCormick UK Limited
Peterborough, UK
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Contract Type
Engineering, Quality Assurance
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Junior Quality Engineer

Peterborough, UK

6-9 months fixed term contract

This is a great opportunity to join our team and continue the great work in bringing to life our condiments manufacturing facility, located in Peterborough, UK. Our vision is to build a sustainable, innovative McCormick factory-of-the-future to support our Flavour Solutions customers.

Junior Quality Engineer will lead and execute practical implementation and operation adherence to quality systems and food safety requirements in line with internal and customer expectations and according to international standards. The role will be key point of contact for the operations team with respect to implementation of projects related to commissioning of the site.


  • Manage Quality and Food Safety systems and programs within operations as per the standards set by the quality governance team, including, complaints, glass and hard plastic control, Internal Audits and Statistical control analysis.
  • Support and ensure the operational staff receive relevant training and achieve the minimum agreed understanding of the training and how it applies to their role within McCormick.
  • Review and implement projects across site impacting Quality and Food Safety.
  • Review and conduct statistical analysis within Quality Control processes within Manufacturing.
  • Take part in Commissioning and projects to aid with the launch of the manufacturing site.
  • Deputise as appropriate for the Quality Continuous Improvement Lead, including the day-to-day management of the teams and any associated activities.


  • Experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment would be an asset.
  • Further educated to Higher National Certificate or equivalent.
  • Practical experience in the application of BRC, HACCP implementation, allergen management would be an advantage.
  • Green Belt six sigma or equivalent.
  • Practical experience in the application of Lean Techniques (including RCA & CAPA management), quality systems management including complaints management, internal auditing, allergen management.
  • Working knowledge of SAP, MES and Power BI would be advantageous. 
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to provide supervision, conduct competency assessments and deliver trainings.


At McCormick, we bring our passion for flavor to work each day. We encourage growth, respect everyone's contributions and do what's right for our business, our people, our communities and our planet. Join us on our quest to make every meal and moment better.

Founded in Baltimore, MD in 1889 in a room and a cellar by 25-year-old Willoughby McCormick with three employees, McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With over 14,000 employees around the world and more than $6 Billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers.

While our global headquarters are in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area, McCormick operates and serves customers from nearly 60 locations in 25 countries and 170 markets in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas, including North, South and Central America with recognized brands including Schwartz.

At McCormick, we have over a 100-year legacy based on our “Power of People” principle. This principle fosters an unusually dedicated workforce requiring a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.

Agencies: McCormick as needed will work with external recruitment vendors through our Agency Portal. Unless previously contacted, McCormick does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies.

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, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.

Thank you for your interest at McCormick and time you invested in your application. Please note, all applications are being thoroughly reviewed by our Talent Acquisition team and only selected candidates will be contacted.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavour and one of the most respected and familiar names in the industry.

 Our UK business manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavourful products for retail outlets, food manufacturers, and foodservice businesses. We create flavours for a wide range of applications, such as beverages, snacks, dairy, bakery/confectionary, savoury, performance nutrition, and health.

 McCormick has had a presence in the UK for nearly 40 years. We have three sites across the country–our EMEA headquarters in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and innovation centre in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (which is on track to become McCormick’s first Net Zero carbon building), and our plant in Littleborough, Greater Manchester.

 Our brands and our products are trusted sources of flavour in millions of kitchens across the country—in homes and in restaurants. Our UK brand portfolio includes Schwartz, Frank’s RedHot, French’s, Cholula, Herdez, and OLD BAY.

Partnerships with farmers and suppliers around the world allow us to provide great-tasting, quality spices with consistency that you can trust. Our herbs and spices come from around 80 different countries.

 At McCormick, we stand together for the future of flavour, and we bring that commitment to work every day in the UK to deliver top-tier growth and quality from our global business.

 As a people-first culture, we encourage development in many ways, respect everyone’s differences and contributions, and do what’s right to develop our employees and to better our world.


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Haddenham Business Park
Pegasus Way
HP17 8LB
United Kingdom

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