Operator 3, Machine Liquid(D)


St. Albans, VT, US, 05478

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 for this position!

POSITION TITLE: Operator 3, Machine Liquid – Utility


REPORTING TO: Supervisor, Production


LOCATION: St. Albans


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.

The Operator 3, Machine Liquid - Utility is responsible for all phases of transforming raw materials into finished product.


SHIFT HOURS:  Thursday 1:00am - 7:15am and Thursday Friday and Saturday 7:00pm - 7:15am  SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL:  $4.00/hr


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.


  • Perform the duties of an Operator 2, Machine Liquid – Mixer & Refiner
  • Perform the duties of an Operator 3, Machine Liquid – Coating
  • Adjust pre-refiner/refiner and conch temperatures and product fineness according to recipe and customer specifications
  • Manually add raw materials like powders, fat, flavors and emulsifiers in different parts of the process according to recipes
  • Verify viscosity of finished product and adjust as needed
  • Enter recipe data according to production schedule
  • Record raw material incoming number on production order sheet
  • Enters performance confirmations and shift information into SAP
  • Pump product from conches to finished/vertical tanks according to production schedule
  • Conduct basic and preventative maintenance, report improvements as needed
  • Sample finished products
  • Requesting and transferring raw materials from storage silo to daily bin
  • Lead small team projects
  • Break coverage
  • PTO coverage
  • Train level 2 and level 3 Machine Operators


About you:


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Ability to lead a small team through soft skills (delegation, teamwork, problem solving)
  • Math skills, required (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
  • Minimum two (2) years food manufacturing experience, required
  • Basic computer knowledge, required
  • Trained in Quality/Sensory, preferred
  • Trained in Chocolate Manufacturing, preferred
  • Ability to stand on concrete floor for long periods of time
  • Bend, squat, stretch, reach: frequently
  • Ability to climb stairs, often
  • Must be able to lift minimum of 50lbs, often
  • Comfortable working at heights
  • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions and temperatures in the facility
  • Noise level can exceed 0.85 decibels



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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