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

Plant Operations

New Berlin, New York

Quark Separator Operator, 2nd Shift (2PM-10:30PM)

Job Title:

Quark Separator Operator


The Quark Separator Operator is responsible for separating the whey from regular yogurt and producing Greek yogurt. The operator then directs the flow of the Greek yogurt to the correct filler for the current products being produced on the production floor

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:

Since our founding 10 years ago, we’ve always been a different kind of company. After moving to New York from his native Turkey, our CEO Hamdi Ulukaya found that in America, yogurt just wasn’t as delicious or widely available as it was back home. He thought everyone deserved better options, so he set about making delicious, nutritious, natural, and accessible Greek Yogurt right here in the U.S.

Our mission since day one has been to provide better food to more people. And now as the No. 1-selling Greek Yogurt brand in America and the second largest overall yogurt manufacturer, we believe every food maker has a responsibility to provide people with better options, which is why we’re so proud of the way our food is made.

Our food philosophy of crafting quality products with simple ingredients is what makes Chobani a different kind of yogurt. Our belief that business done right has the ability to change lives and strengthen communities is what makes Chobani a different kind of company. From the way we source our ingredients to how we treat our employees, Chobani strives to make universal wellness happen sooner with everything we do. Certified as a Great Place to Work® for the last two years, our culture is built on shared passion, dedication, and a commitment to doing what is right. Together, the Chobani family has created something unlike what any company has done before. The possibilities are endless.

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.

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