Refiner Assistant


Pennsauken, US, 8110

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: Refiner Assistant


REPORTING TO: Production Supervisor


LOCATION: Pennsauken, NJ


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: 

The Refiner Assistant works with the Chocolate Operators to run the plant refiners.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the care, operation and safety of the equipment in the Chocolate Manufacturing Dept.

  • Receive production orders from Production Supervisor, Production Manager, QA and R&D

  • Responsible for any duties to assist on the floor the chocolate operator in charge of the refiners

  • Assist DIDS operations as needed

  • Must be able to perform tasks of the pre-refiners , refiner and Dry Ingredient Dump Station operator positions ( including paperwork and HACCP checks) 

  • Must be able to perform sampling, testing and measuring of the refiner’s flakes and makes adjustment for products to meet specifications

  • Make production checks to control quality and adjust the formulation accordingly

  • Has responsibility for the sanitary cleaning of the food contacts areas, such as (and not limited too) refiners, belts conveyors 

  • Responsible for sanitation of work area 

  • Other responsibilities may be assigned as required by Management

  • Must comply with all OSHA standards

  • Must follow all Good Manufacturing Practices, HACCP requirements, and BRC standards for the area and function involved

  • Committed to providing a safe food product

  • Works within all regulatory requirements

  • Ability to adhere to GMP practices and all other food safety requirements

  • Perform all other related duties as required

About you:


  • High School Education or equivalent

  • Must be a results oriented individual, who thrives on situations involving pressure

  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the equipment and its operation within 30 days of actively training on the job

  • Must obtain forklift certification as soon as possible after receiving position

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs


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.  


Last Updated: 9/11/2023

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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.

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