Technician, Maintenance(D)


St. Albans, 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!

Position title:  Technician/Maintenance


Reporting to:  Maintenance Supervisor


Location: St. Albans, VT  


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.

This positions is responsible for facilitation of troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, installing, and improving process and packaging equipment to maximize production and maintain high standards in safety and quality. This position also improves maintenance procedures and manufacturing processes for the improvement of safety, quality, delivery, cost and culture.


SHIFT HOURS:  Wednesday 11:45pm - 6:00am and Thursday Friday and Saturday 5:45pm - 6:00am.  SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL:  $4/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.

  • Observe all safety, sanitation, GMP and HACCP requirements
  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical systems on equipment.
  • Demonstrate troubleshooting capabilities on control systems, pumps, motors, HMIs, and PLCs on complex process and packaging equipment.
  • Perform various equipment preventive maintenance tasks as necessary, but routinely in cases requiring advanced technical expertise
  • Responsible for safety compliance personally and with equipment.
  • Review documentation for maintenance activity using the maintenance database, adequately communicate maintenance issues to appropriate employees (e.g., other maintenance techs, operators, engineers, supervisors, etc.), and properly utilize the maintenance inventory system.
  • Train production employees as needed for set-ups, operation of all equipment, etc.
  • Participate in projects and/or rebuilds.
  • Responsible for food safety as well as meeting all regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in day-to-day support of operators for adjustments, setups, and change overs


About you:


  • High School or vocational school diploma
  • Minimum of 5 years’ manufacturing experience, required
  • Food manufacturing experience, preferred 
  • Vocational school, Industrial maintenance degree, technical college training, satisfactory completion of formal apprentice program, preferred
  • Ability to read and understand manuals, line diagrams and schematics, required
  • Ability to identify and analyze a situation and to make frequent technical decisions based on specifications, required
  • High degree of precision working with minimum tolerances, required
  • High degree of attention and care required preventing injury to others with responsibility for flow of electrical power
  • Exposed to voltages up to 480.
  • Ability to work at high heights, ie. on roofs, aerial lifts, elevated platforms, up to 50 feet while wearing fall protection and proper PPE
  • Able to lift 75 lbs, frequently with mechanical assistance
  • Able to lift 50 lbs, regularly
  • Able to lift 100 lbs, occasionally
  • Kneel, squat, bend, stoop; frequently
  • Twist, stretch, reach overhead, frequently
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Able to walk up and down stairs, frequently
  • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions and temperatures inside and outside the facility
  • Noise level can exceed .85 decibels
  • Finger dexterity
  • Ability to use computer screens for periods of time
  • Ability to sit for periods of time



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.

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