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Maintenance Technician I - (Grade 7) - D Shift - 6:00PM-6:30AM, Every Other Weekend Required

Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: New Berlin, NY

Company: Chobani


Maintenance Technicians are responsible for the timely repair and preventative maintenance of plant equipment. Including filling machines, metal detectors, case erectors, packers, sealers, pasteurizers, motors and pumps and conveying equipment.

Qualified applicants must possess tangible experience in troubleshooting mechanical / electrical breakdowns in manufacturing production equipment. Technicians must follow all established safety, 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:

  • $22.75/hour minimum with Quarterly Bonus incentives and $1.50 Night Shift Differential
  • $1000 Sign on Bonus
  • Transportation available from Utica area
  • Excellent Benefits with Immediate Paid Time Off
  • Paid Volunteer Opportunities
  • Tuition and Wellness Reimbursements
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Free Yogurt!


  • Responsible for troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing mechanical and electrical system
  • Capable of identifying and correcting problems such as: electrical/control systems, (sensors, limit switches, solenoids, motors, Servos, PLC programming, PID loops, etc.) and mechanical systems (pumps, vacuum pumps, belt drives, gear reduction drives, piping, valve diagnosis and replacement, air handling systems, material delivery systems, etc.)
  • Identify and implement safety and continuous improvements, equipment calibrations and reliability opportunities
  • Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventative maintenance requirements on motors, motor control devices, pumps, conveyor systems, instrumentation, and all production equipment; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications
  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and mechanical and electrical testing instruments
  • Control downtime by informing operation workers of routine preventative maintenance and operation techniques; monitoring compliance and reporting to supervisor as necessary
  • Provide mechanical maintenance and other general information as necessary to prevent equipment damage; answers question to related maintenance issues
  • Fabricates repair parts or additions for process as necessary
  • Serves as an "Expert" resource, providing training and assistance to Operations and other support groups


  • 1-3 years of related experience required
  • 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
  • Ability to use hand tools and knowledge of associated safety procedures
  • Excellent written, verbal, and listening skills
  • Mechanical aptitude, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work with vendors, contractors, and company employees
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to climb ladders preferred
  • Completion of an Industrial Maintenance vocational or technical school program
  • Experience with Waste Water Treatment equipment

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.

Nearest Major Market: Utica