Operator III, Production (Liquid Lines)


American Canyon, US, 94503

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!

Position title: Operator III, Production (Liquid Line)

Reporting to: Lead, Production 

Location: American Canyon, California

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.

About the role: 

Under the direction of the Production Lead, the Production Operator III will be responsible for all phases of transforming raw materials into finished product.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Ensure the cleaning and optimum condition of the equipment before and / or during production. Otherwise, notify the Shift Leader.

  • Ensure that there are no differences between the material used and that requested to produce. 

  • Adjust pre-refiner/refiner and conch temperatures and product fineness according to recipe and customer specifications.

  • Manually add raw materials like powders, fat, flavors and emulsifiers in different parts of the process according to recipes.

  • Adjust products according to meet quality specifications before sending them to finished product tanks.

  • Carry out the elaboration of the chocolate according to the process specifications.

  • Enter recipe data according to production schedule.

  • Record raw material incoming number on production order sheet.

  • Review the conching cycles of each product.

  • Enters performance confirmations and shift information into SAP.

  • Pump product from conches to finished/vertical tanks according to production schedule.

  • Take product samples for quality checks.

  • Follow priorities set up by the Leader. 

  • Use of rework melter. 

  • Notify the leader in charge of any anomaly that is outside the procedure. 

  • Turn off equipment when they are not in operation. 

  • Respect the safety rules and take care of yourself and your colleagues respecting and following the safety procedures in force in the company. 

  • Report unsafe acts and conditions. 

  • Participate of mandatory trainings.

  • Commit to fulfill the expectations of quality and service of the clients, as well as the current regulatory compliance applicable to the food industry. 

  • Responsible for reporting any situation of potential or real danger to your superior and the Quality department. 

  • Keep the area, tools and equipment in your care clean and tidy. 

  • Clean floors and hallways in your area and support other areas when required. 

  • Support in cleaning nozzle plates, packaging lines, reworking, re-packaging.

  • Firmly follow the GMP’s



  • High school diploma or equivalency.


Work Experience:


  • Minimum 3 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.


Additional Requirements:


  • Experience driving forklift is a plus.

  • Detail & results oriented.

  • Ability to lift at least 25 Kg (50 Lbs.)

  • Available for overtime when required.

  • Available to work on the weekends.

  • Teamwork: Cooperation, being assisted, participating in group activities.

  • Initiative / Proactivity: Do more than expected in its position, carrying ideas for improvement and actively participate in its implementation.

  • Customer orientation: Focus our efforts on meeting our clients’ needs.

  • Respect: Respect our colleagues and the company.


What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:

  • Competitive compensation package including salary, benefits, and vacation time

  • 12 paid holidays PLUS your birthday off!

  • Collaborative atmosphere with like-minded individuals who are passionate about chocolate

  • The ability to grow your career within an organization that values development and internal career growth


The expected wage for this role is from $23 - $29 per hour. 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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