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Manufacturing Systems Engineer

Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Twin Falls, ID

Company: Chobani


The Maintenance Engineer is responsible for improving processes within the manufacturing plant. The position is also responsible for collaborating with day-to-day maintenance and automation teams to troubleshoot any situation that might arise. The individual must also be a highly effective trouble-shooter as they will be the highest level of in-house support. Further, this position will require people who are highly successful at working as part of a team.  This role has a responsibility for ensuring both food safety and quality of Chobani product. 


  • Design methods for maintaining or increasing process efficiencies in the filler/packaging departments while improving production costs, yields, quality and safety
  • Prepare conceptual engineering designs and floor plans for filler/packaging equipment
  • Use Continuous Improvement tools to troubleshoot problems and identify solutions which reduce downtime and conserve costs
  • Serve as engineering subject matter expert on local project teams
  • Determine the layout of piping, equipment and utilities for engineering changes
  • Research engineering topics, prepare studies and conduct trials with production (participation is a must)
  • Assist with transitioning capital projects to the production plant team
  • Need to be open minded and willing to adapt to modern technologies and processes
  • Develop & Maintain documentation in support of filler/packaging changes (Process Description, Scope, Process Drawings, etc.)
  • Solicit and critique proposed filler/packaging changes, submittals and designs
  • Review pertinent agency regulations; advise operations, maintenance and project managers accordingly
  • Use team management skills to lead the design group during the conceptual phase of project development
  • Direct development of an action plan and estimate requirements for resources management, labor, materials, and time required to complete project
  • Assess vendors for competence, capabilities, resources, and financial status. Review and negotiate bid documents
  • Accountable for project development and execution to include budget, schedule, and performance
  • Prepare monthly reports, detailing progress and costs for top management
  • Follow Chobani’s safety procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices


  • BS in Engineering (preferably electrical, mechanical, or chemical) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3 - 5 years of experience (including experience at the plant level)
  • Industrial experience preferred
  • Continuous Improvement experience preferred (Six Sigma, Lean)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both in oral and written form
  • Experience creating and drafting technical documents and reports
  • Ability to perform and interpret advanced mathematical concepts such as calculus, linear algebra, logarithms and quadratic equations
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, computer aided design (CAD), etc.
  • Proficiency with Packaging equipment preferred (Tecma)

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: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Twin Falls