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Validation Technician (Grade 6) - Mon-Fri (Nights)

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Twin Falls, ID

Company: Chobani


The purpose of the CIP Validation Tech is to be responsible for assisting the Validation Supervisor with ensuring that all automated CIP circuits and CIP stations are operating efficiently and effectively. The Validation Tech is responsible for assisting with the validation of all the key parameters of the CIP circuits and to document everything. This individual will assist with the commissioning of new equipment and ensure the correct cleaning parameters are established. The Validation Tech will also validate all circuits periodically.


  • Assist with developing a world class CIP validation program
  • Optimize, standardize, document, validate and verify the sanitation process and parameters
  • Work closely with sanitation and provide technical support
  • Work closely with and assist Validation Supervisor and provide backup as needed
  • Communicate any issues immediately if concerns involve food safety, personal safety or quality problems
  • Assist with verifying P&ID’s, PIN Charts and process piping of equipment
  • Document all screen captures of parameters, set points, and pulse timers for equipment
  • Assist with coordinating CIP times with involved departments
  • Routine teardown and inspection of equipment
  • Gather adequate micro data for quality verification
  • Document all verifications and be sure all is completed and filed properly
  • Must have strong time management skills and be able to handle various projects that may need attention
  • Communicate any issues or concerns between other departments and the sanitation department
  • Track/report CIP validation progress on new and existing equipment
  • Assist with general site cleanliness with the expectation of being inspection ready 24/7
  • Ensure compliance with all legal/regulatory requirements concerning dairy processing, safety and working conditions
  • Responsible for any passivation and/or de-stain needs
  • Help identify the need for maintenance or repair of CIP equipment
  • Identify process or cost savings projects and assist in the development, justification, approval and execution of projects
  • Assist with sanitation chemical trials
  • Perform routine sanitation/safety/quality audits
  • Provide reports, presentations and trainings as needed
  • Stay informed of new technologies and innovations related to the sanitation and food safety industry   
  • Attend external trainings as required
  • Assist with Kleanz
  • Must have a flexible schedule including days, nights and weekends. Schedule to be set and agreed by validation supervisor
  • Other tasks and projects as assigned


  • 2+ yrs. experience in dairy/food sanitation or CIP validation preferred
  • Specialized food safety and sanitation training preferred
  • Experience in a food manufacturing plant, dairy experience preferred
  • Proficient with Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and computer/technology skills
  • Intermediate math skills
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities
  • Strong organizational skills; efficient at prioritizing; meets deadlines; able to manage several projects at a time; detail oriented
  • Maintain strong relations with all departments and vendors 
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, the ability to interact professionally with a wide array of people and remain calm and appropriate even in stressful situations
  • Cooperation, team work, and proud job ownership is expected always
  • Ability to read and understand PIN Charts and P&ID’s 
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Follow Chobani safety procedures
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices

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: $23.50 - $30.75, plus bonus.

Nearest Major Market: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Twin Falls