Maintenance Technician (Night/Overnight Shift)


Chicago, US, 60654

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!

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.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance and preventative maintenance of Barry Callebaut LLC operations
  • Support production by ensuring the safe and proper operation, maintenance, and repair of plant equipment
  • Support production with melting, refining, and other duties as requested by the production supervisor or lead operators.
  • Help in the training of new employees, both production and maintenance when required
  • Ensure the proper documentation of repairs, listing parts, record keeping and following the work flow process
  • Excellent electrical skills, i.e. (PLCs, deep concept of I/Os, VFDs, Pneumatics, motors, etc)
  • Mechanical troubleshooting, i.e. hydraulic and pneumatic, pumps, gear reducers, etc.
  • Perform duties with or without close supervision
  • Coordinate and complete projects, on occasion with outside vendors
  • Fabricate parts and perform welding on equipment
  • Generate work orders, complete work orders, and close work orders using a computerized maintenance management system
  • Communicate with supervisor for direction, to keep supervisor informed of problems and equipment that is not operating properly
  • Perform established PM and corrective activities and identify new opportunities for improvement
  • Follow all GMP, HACCP and Safety regulations and guide lines
  • General facility maintenance i.e. plumbing, painting
  • Good work ethic, flexible to cover assigned shift but willing to cover other shifts when needed or required
  • Other duties as assigned

About you:

  • High School or vocational school diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of two to four years’ manufacturing experience.
  • Experience working in a food production environment. Preferred, but not required
  • Excellent attendance and safety record
  • Maintain a clean, neat and safe work environment
  • Participate in the safety related training programs
  • Must promote a safe working environment and good GMP’s
  • Committed to providing a safe food product
  • Works within all regulatory requirements
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed
  • Must be able to stand, kneel, bend and reach over and under all equipment on a concrete floor for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work in high areas, freely move around the entire facility indoors and out as well as work in area of extreme heat
  • Basic date entry and computer experience


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.

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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