Maintenance Automation Technician - Grade 9 - A Shift - 6:00AM - 6:30PM, Every Other Weekend Require

Date: Nov 18, 2023

Location: New Berlin, NY

Company: Chobani


The Maintenance Automation Technician is responsible for assessing mechanical, technical, and electrical problems in all areas of the facility.  This position requires a highly motivated, self-directed multi crafted worker that can work autonomously in a fast-paced production environment. The individual will provide the highest level of in-house support. Further, this position will require people who are highly successful at working as part of a team. It will be necessary for them to partner with internal and external resources to be successful. Must follow established safety and GMP’s and environmental standards. Adhere to all plant technical standards and company compliance with all federal, state, local, and company regulations. FDA, EPA, and SQF Certifications.

Employee Perks & Benefits:

  • Quarterly Bonus incentives 
  • $3000 Sign on Bonus
  • Excellent Benefits with Immediate Paid Time Off
  • Paid Volunteer Opportunities
  • Tuition and Wellness Reimbursements
  • Paid Parental Leave and Child care benefits
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Free Yogurt!


•    Troubleshoot, Maintain, repair, and modify highly automated production equipment including PLCs, HMIs, Ladder Logic, and Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulic, and Pneumatic systems in a fast-paced production environment.
•    Identify problem root cause by observing mechanical systems and devices in operation, listening for problems and using precision measuring and electrical testing instrumentation and other troubleshooting methods
•    Provide maintenance break/fix support for automation related issues, and work with Automation Technicians/Engineers on equipment repair and improvements
•    Ability to troubleshoot and re-wire high speed and/or highly automated equipment such as AC motors, VFDs, PLCs, servo motors, and PLC I/O modules.
•    Utilize SAP to document and track all corrective and preventive maintenance performed throughout the course of the day, including searching and issuing parts, documenting equipment issues and entering inspection/measurement points accurately and thoroughly.
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment with people of varying skills and backgrounds.
•    Serve as a high-level technical support resource for complex mechanical, automation and electrical issues.
•    Redline all Automation related programs and documentation including PLC programs, HMI programs, electrical drawings, P&IDs, pin charts, functional analyses, sequence of operations, etc.
•    Assist with other plant or department members in developing and championing programs and projects as required
•    Continually seek out best practices and share with the organization
•    Share of general knowledge within facility and organizational peer groups
•    Follow Chobani safety and GMP procedures and practices


•    3-5 years of electrical, PLC and instrumentation experience working in an industrial facility
•    Associates degree, Technical School Certificate or Military training in one of the following disciplines: Electrical or Electronics Systems, Industrial Controls or Manufacturing Systems/Mechanical Systems
•    Knowledge of PLC systems troubleshooting, and programming specifically focused on Allen Bradley PLC
•    General knowledge of HMI systems focused on Rockwell Factory Talk View ME/SE or Inductive Automation Ignition
•    Broad knowledge of automation and electrical devices and equipment
•    Intermediate knowledge of personal computers and windows operating systems
•    Ability to use electrical diagrams, process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation diagrams
•    Ability to effectively cooperate with personnel of different backgrounds and skill level
•    Ability to train and transfer knowledge to others
•    Strong ability to create and maintain relevant documentation
•    Strong ability to manage multiple tasks given time constraints and ensure tasks are executed completely

About Us

Chobani is a food maker with a mission of making high-quality and nutritious food accessible to more people, while elevating our communities and making the world a healthier place. In short: making good food for all.  In support of this mission, we are a values-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and have been since Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S., founded the company in 2005.  We produce yogurt, oatmilk, dairy- and plant-based creamers, ready-to-drink coffee and plant-based probiotic drinks. Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, and it’s made with only natural ingredients without artificial preservatives.
Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world – putting humanity first in everything we do. Our philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to our communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. We manufacture our products in New York, Idaho, and Australia. Chobani products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets. For more information, please visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Chobani is an equal opportunity employer.  Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.


Compensation Range: $32.00 - $46.50, plus bonus.

Nearest Major Market: Utica