Melting Operator (Operator I) 1st shift (6am-2:30pm)


American Canyon, CA, US, 94503

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At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role: 


Barry Callebaut is a global organization poised for growth; a company which has embraced the vision to delight its customers, while out-performing its competitors, a business which is committed to sustainability, has innovation in its DNA, is a leader in complex manufacturing and supply chain solutions and is focused on being a best-in-class employer. Barry Callebaut seeks diverse and passionate people who thrive in a dynamic environment, focused on continuous learning, living BC’s Values and of course loving chocolate.


Under the direction of the Production Lead, the Production Operator I will melt fats as required by the operation. Supply the raw material (powders, liquor, fats) required by each of the recipes. Ensure that the correct raw materials are ready to be consumed.


Key responsibilities include: 


The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and that additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time; or the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.


  • Ensure cleanliness and optimum condition of the equipment before starting. Otherwise, notify the Shift Leader.
  • Ensure that there are no differences between the material used and that requested to produce.
  • Carry out the melting of the fat following the schedule.
  • Fulfill the current daily target for your department.
  • Use the corresponding materials defined by the process order for the product, asking the leader of the shift which will be used.
  • Select the correct destination tank to transfer the material.
  • Monitoring temperatures of melters.
  • Check sugar levels in PLC at the beginning of the shift.
  • Dump materials (powders) according to recipe (Dairy, sweeteners, cocoa powder, etc.)
  • Re-fill the internal silos to fulfill requirements of the Liquid Lines.
  • Receive the raw materials that come in bags of 50Lbs or less from the warehouse.
  • Follow priorities set up by the Leader.
  • Use of rework melter.
  • Support in cleaning nozzle plates, packaging lines, reworking, re-packaging.
  • Notify the leader in charge of any anomaly that is outside the procedure.


About you:


  • High school diploma or equivalency.
  • Minimum 1 year of production manufacturing experience.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to operate material handling equipment.
  • Good organization, math, written and oral communication, detail orientated, interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, must work autonomously with a minimum of supervision.
  • Must be able to adhere to all GMP and food safety rules.
  • Experience driving forklift is a plus.
  • Detail & results oriented.
  • Ability to lift at least 25 Kg (50 Lbs.)



What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:


  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
  • 12 paid holidays, generous PTO, plus your birthday off
  • Environment that welcomes workplace flexibility
  • An atmosphere where diversity is embraced, and inclusivity is second nature. We call it #OneBC! Just ask our champions with the Americas Women’s Forum and the Racial Equality Forum!
  • Ability to grow personally and professionally within an organization that values development and internal career growth
  • Be part of our mission in making sustainability the norm through Forever Chocolate with priorities centered around prospering farmers, zero child labor, carbon and forest positive, and creating 100% sustainable ingredients in all of our products. 



We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

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