Engineer, Trainee


Pennsauken, NJ, US, 08110

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:

The engineering trainee will support local factory management teams in achieving their overall goals related to safety, quality, costs, project execution, process optimization, yield improvements, and overall efficiency improvements. This is an entry level position and will support our pipeline of future factory and engineering managers as we continue to expand our operations. 


The engineering trainee will be responsible for supporting maintenance and engineering projects with the potential to support new product trials for customers. The engineering trainee will be exposed to the wide range of Barry Callebaut products and their manufacturing processes. 
Key responsibilities include:

A successful candidate will gain experience in one or multiple aspects of our engineering functions: 
Production Management
Continuous Improvement
Process Engineering
Project Engineering


About you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • 0 – 3 years technical experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably food processing
  • Experience with food processing equipment and the effect of processing conditions on food desired, but not required
  • Experience with HACCP, GMP and OSHA regulations a plus
  • Microsoft Access experience desired, not required
  • A desire to be hands on and involved in factory management
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills
  • Ability to connect the dots and link financial benefits into operational performance
  • Possess strong analytical thinking – systematically identifies and understands problems
  • Possess strong initiative – take action before being requested
  • Ability to climb in overhead structures, to work beneath machines, and in close quarters performing analysis, repair, or installation.
  • Ability to freely move around the entire plant and office areas.
  • Should expect to be on the production floor to learn equipment processes

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