Chobani Quark Separator Operator, 2nd Shift (Monday-Friday, 2:00PM to 10:30PM) in New Berlin, New York

Quark Separator Operator, 2nd Shift (Monday-Friday, 2:00PM to 10:30PM)


New Berlin, New York

The Quark Separator Operator is responsible for pasteurizing the milk using high temperature, then cooling the milk and feeding it into the coagulation tanks to separate the whey, and adding a culture to acidify the milk.

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Perform visual quality checks.

  • Record information and ensure all documentation reports are completed accurately.

  • Check paperwork on PH's, solids on samples and ensure samples are available.

  • In half-hour intervals, check site glass on separator for steady green color and make sure lids are cool, if lids are not cool turn on.

  • Check screens and temperatures to ensure all valves are working PH water solids and record if they drop below or above 15.80.

  • Check tanks every 15 minutes to make sure no water mixes with Yogurt.

  • Clean and sanitize all equipment to meet and follow Regulatory Requirements.

  • Effectively communicate with Filler and Yogurt Separator.

  • Operators and make sure other operators are aware of current procedures.

  • Re-adjust gallons-by-minute on screen.

  • Rotate batches through to Y-tank.

  • Take samples out of hopper on separator every half-hour, on Y-tanks every hour.

  • Ensure all valves are working properly.

  • CIP all separators, operating hand crane to tear down separator, then set valves.

The requirements of this position include:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • One to 3 years of experience in a production environment.

  • Must be mechanically inclined.

  • Ability to work off shift hours, including nights/weekends as required.

  • Ability to stand and work in wet environment.

  • Must follow appropriate Good Manufacturing Practices.

About Us:

After moving to New York from his native Turkey, Chobani’s founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya found that in America, yogurt just wasn’t as delicious and widely available as it was back home. He believed everyone deserved better options, so he set about making delicious, nutritious, natural and accessible Greek yogurt right here in the United States.

“Better food for more people.” It’s a simple precept, but one that drives Chobani forward every day. From that first revived yogurt factory in New Berlin, New York, to a gleaming state-of-the-art facility in Twin Falls, Idaho, to an international foothold in Dandenong, Australia and beyond – in the few short years since its debut, Chobani has climbed to the top of the yogurt category and turned Greek yogurt into a household staple.

With a growing team of thousands, Chobani strives to stay true to and honor Hamdi’s vision and goals for our company: To develop and foster meaningful relationships with those around us, to give back to our local and global communities, and to create one perfect cup of yogurt at a time. As a company, we’re proud to offer careers with limitless opportunities. We look for only the most passionate and hard-working people who will share this vision and help our rapidly growing company reach the next level. Chobani gives us all the chance to make a difference.

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, veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.