Sanitation Technician (1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift available)


American Canyon, CA, 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!


$2,000 New Hire Bonus & Relocation reimbursement packages up to $3,000 for this position!


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 Sanitation Lead, the Sanitation Technician will be responsible for keeping facility, equipment and machines in clean and orderly condition in order to get all products made in American Canyon within microbiology standards.  Demonstrate ownership in plant and food safety, including all regulatory requirements.


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.


  • Follow master cleaning plan daily.
  • Sweeps, mops, scrubs and vacuums floors of the building, using cleaning solutions, tools and equipment
  • Clean walls, pipes, ladders, windows, plant equipment and building fixtures, using cleaning equipment, scrapers, brooms and variety of hand and power tools.
  • Gathers and empties trash daily.
  • Communicate all relevant information to relieving shift at shift-change including equipment issues, any tasks not completed, etc.
  • Assist in other areas as needed.
  • Committed to providing a safe food product.
  • Works within all regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to adhere to GMP practices and all other food safety and food defense requirements.


About you: 

  • High School or vocational school diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of two to four years’ manufacturing experience.  Past history of working in a food production environment.
  • Excellent attendance and safety record.
  • Must be able to work in all areas of the factory as well as office environment and laboratory.
  • Some exposure in a high noise environment, occasionally lift or carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Overtime may be required
  • Works well in a team as well as independently.
  • Self-starter who thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Detail & results oriented.
  • Ability to work on temperatures of 100F-120F

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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