Operator in Training


Hendersonville, NC, US, 28792

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 Machine Operator role
Under the direction of the shift Supervisor, the person who fills this role operator equipment to full capacity and within required specifications. Responsible for reaching set goals while minimizing waste.  The person chosen to fill this role will contribute largely to the success of the Production Department in the facility in Hendersonville, NC.


Shift:  2nd shift, 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Pay:  Starting at $19.00/hour


Key responsibilities include

  • Operate the Chocolate Manufacturing equipment in a safe manner
  • Perform analytical functions including fineness, viscosity and color measurement
  • Insure flavors and all minor ingredients are added and documented per the recipe
  • Set process parameters, process controls and safety alarms manually and/or via a “PC” computer.
  • Prepare and be responsible for the Shift Production Report. (This report will include information on production rates, efficiency, lot numbers, maintenance, downtime and sanitation).
  • Make production checks to control quality and adjust the formulation accordingly
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and sanitary work area
  • Must follow all Good Manufacturing Practices, HACCP requirements, and food safety standards for the area and function involved
  • Communicate appropriately with Management and Co-Workers (Verbal and simple written reports)
  • Be able to understand and apply directions from the management team.
  • Must be a results oriented individual, who thrives on situations involving pressure
  • Complete daily performance documentation for production line.
  • Performs all other related duties as requested


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted
  • Be able to move freely throughout the production area



  • High School Diploma or equivalent


Work Experience:

  • One year of work experience, preferably in machine operation.


What You Can Expect From Barry Callebaut:

  • Competitive compensation package including salary, benefits, and vacation time
  • 12 or 13 paid holidays PLUS your birthday is a holiday (of course)
  • At least 96 hours of paid time 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

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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