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Facilities Technician

Job Category:  Operations and Production
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Totowa, NJ, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3750

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.


Facility Technicians are responsible for the operational inspection and upkeep of all facilities related equipment in the plant.  The position also performs Production equipment break down, reassembly, cleaning, sanitizing, Janitorial duties and reassembly activities.  The Facility Technician will operate washing machine, trash compactor, cardboard compactor, powered industrial trucks, scissor lifts, boom lifts, hoists, scrubbers, and other equipment as needed. Currently recruiting for 2nd and 3rd shift. 


Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Experience: Minimum three (3) years maintenance experience. Food or beverage manufacturing environment preferred.


Essential Job Functions


Following prescribed guidelines and under general supervision, the Facilities Technician performs the following duties:

  • Cleans and sanitizes equipment as required by Plant Operating Standards. Maintains a clean, neat and orderly work area to meet plant sanitation standards.
  • Performs system washouts as directed per company procedures
  • Operates plant equipment necessary to complete related tasks (training provided)
  • Performs janitorial duties as instructed throughout the Corbion Totowa facility
  • Use hand and power tools to perform simple facility repairs
  • Takes action as instructed by the Sanitation Supervisor by direct communication either written, oral or plant communication system.
  • Takes action consistent with established procedures during any emergency condition. Notifies appropriate personnel when an emergency condition is observed. Always works in accordance with established safety procedures and uses prescribed safety equipment. Follows all safety rules.
  • Performs other jobs in other classifications as instructed by supervision.
  • Assists in training personnel as required.
  • Prepares records of activities in established systems, on batch log sheets, or on other forms and presents them to supervision.  Correctly indicates all repairs made, parts used, analysis performed, and other related information.
  • Must have a good level of comfort with Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) systems to appropriately track and complete work orders. This requires tracking of parts used, hours worked and any other comments necessary.


General Working Environment

Maintenance Mechanics are required to work with equipment that handles acids and products at elevated temperatures. When working with this type of equipment, Maintenance Mechanics are expected to wear PPE such as face shields, safety glasses, “hot” gloves, and safety shoes. Maintenance Mechanics must be familiar with vessel entry, pipe opening, and electrical lockout procedures.


Work Relationships

In the absence of the Maintenance & Engineering Manager or other department leader, the Maintenance Mechanic will report to the Production Supervisor (primarily applies to Maintenance Mechanics on duty during evening and midnight shifts).


Usual Physical Activities

Through the course of a typical shift an individual in this position will perform the following activities;

  • Sits,
  • Stands,
  • Walks,
  • Kneels,
  • Bends,
  • Reaches above and below the shoulders,
  • Traverses multiple levels via stairs,
  • Minimum lifting capability of 50 pounds,
  • Corrected vision, speaking ability, and hearing are usually involved in performing written and verbal job functions.

About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2490 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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