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

Date: Mar 29, 2024

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.


•    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 preferred
•    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, Chobani is a purpose-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and has been since its founding in 2005 by Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S. The Company manufactures yogurt, oat milk, and creamers – Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, made with natural ingredients without artificial preservatives. Following the 2023 acquisition of La Colombe, a leading coffee roaster with a shared commitment to quality, craftmanship and impact, the Company began selling cold-pressed espresso and lattes on tap at 32 cafes, as well as Ready to Drink (RTD) coffee beverages at retail.   
Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world – putting humanity first in everything it does. The company’s philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to its communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. Chobani manufactures its products in New York, Idaho, Michigan and Australia, and its products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets.  
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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: $33.50 - $48.00, plus bonus.

Nearest Major Market: Utica