working in a chocolate factory

Job Opportunities

A Vermont Family Company since 1983. Vermont is more than an address for Lake Champlain Chocolates. It's home — where we live, who we are, and how we do business. It's also where we make our chocolates — right here in Burlington by the shores of Lake Champlain. And from the first truffle in 1983 to present day, Vermont has inspired us to take a craftsman’s approach to chocolate: creativity, patience, and mastery.

Join us in our pursuit of extraordinary chocolate moments!

Current Openings at Lake Champlain Chocolates:


ORDER FULFILLMENT/SHIPPING ASSOCIATE

Shipping chocolate across the country on a daily basis is no small task — it requires physical endurance, motivation, and careful attention to detail! As Shipping Specialist in our order fulfillment department, you are responsible for picking, packing, and preparing specialty gift boxes and wholesale packages for shipping and delivery. Ability to lead and train others, basic math skills, and accuracy are critical to the success of this position. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs and stand for long periods of time. Full time hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday, with the ability to work extended hours during the holiday seasons. Competitive pay and generous benefits.


SEASONAL MANUFACTURING, PACKAGING & SHIPPING

Full-time, seasonal jobs available from late August - March in our Manufacturing, Packaging and Shipping departments. Starting at $13.50/hour. Qualified candidates will have a strong work ethic, the ability to follow directions, attention to detail, and a can-do attitude. The work is physical and the rewards are sweet: stand on your feet for long periods of time, lift up to 50 lbs., produce, hand-package, and ship our products with care and detail! Schedule: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-3pm (7:30am-4pm for shipping positions with extended early and late hours, as needed). Must have reliable transportation. Manufacturing experience, a plus. Paid sick days, holidays, and end of season incentive.


MAINTENANCE APPRENTICE

Seeking a hard-working, enthusiastic individual who is looking to develop a maintenance/mechanical career in food manufacturing. In our on-the-job training program, you will gain valuable experience in Safety, Electrical, Plumbing, Fabrication and Machinery. In addition, you will learn to: provide preventive maintenance; identify and trouble-shoot mechanical and electrical issues; repair and maintain equipment; maintain spare parts inventory; and prepare mechanical maintenance reports using CMMS software program. General experience in at least two of the areas outlined above and mechanical aptitude. Job involves some local travel; reliable transportation is needed. Capability of lifting up to 50 lbs on a regular basis, standing for long periods of time, and climbing ladders. Ability to read technical instructions and basic mathematical skills, required.


RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE & TOUR GUIDES

Interested in working at our flagship store on Pine Street? We're seeking passionate chocolate lovers to join our dynamic retail team and help us to amaze our customers! Must enjoy working with the public and care about providing customers with an exceptional experience. Prior retail, barista and food service experience a plus. Must also enjoy public speaking and conducting daily tours. Year-round, full-time positions available. Ability to work weekends, holidays and extended summer hours, a must.


RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE - CHURCH ST & WATERBURY

Seeking passionate chocolate lovers to join our dynamic Church Street and Waterbury retail teams and help us to amaze our customers! Must enjoy working with the public and care about providing customers with an exceptional experience. Prior retail, barista and food service experience a plus. Year-round, part and full-time positions available. Ability to work weekdays, weekends, holidays, and extended hours, a must.


To apply for any position: Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: employment@lakechamplainchocolates.com.  We offer a generous total compensation package. Yes, chocolate included!

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Lake Champlain Chocolates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.