Technician, Preventative Maintenance


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!

Relocation reimbursement packages up to $3,000 for this position!

POSITION TITLE: Preventative Maintenance Technician


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.

The PM Technician will be responsible for the maintenance of equipment through calibration, greasing, oiling troubleshooting and machine rebuilds.


SHIFT HOURS:  Monday - Friday 6:30am - 3:00pm 


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 preventative maintenance tasks according to appropriate schedules and documentation
  • Perform calibrations according to appropriate schedules and documentation
  • Document maintenance activity using the maintenance CMMS and database
  • Communicate maintenance issues to team members
  • Use the maintenance inventory system and procedures
  • Complete maintenance requests and technical projects
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives


About you:


  • High school diploma or equivalent and appropriate technical college discipline plus five years relevant experience
  • One (1) year Maintenance Technician experience, preferred
  • Specialized training in lubrication, mechanical and/or electrical skills, preferred
  • Additional technical training in lubrication, mechanical, and electrical skills
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing as well as proven problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent attendance and safety record
  • Must be able to work overtime and during Holiday shut-downs when necessary
  • Must have experience with HACCP, GMP, OSHA regulations
  • 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
  • Push/pull up to 1,500 lbs using assisted equipment ie. pallet jack up to 2,000 lbs
  • Able to walk up and down stairs, frequently
  • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions and temperatures
  • Noise level can exceed .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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