Leprino Foods

  • Sr. Process Engineer

    Job Locations US-CO-Denver
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    7 months ago(10/1/2018 3:26 PM)
    Category (Portal Searching)
  • Overview

    Leprino Foods’ history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that daring vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated individual who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to over 4,300 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?


    For our Denver, CO corporate headquarters we are seeking a Senior Process Engineer our Cheese Technical Services team to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of innovation, technological advancement, and production efficiencies. We take pride in our vision to be "world's best", it's why we work harder, invest more, and continually innovate.


    • Participate in and execute the Innovation strategic plan in alignment with the company’s strategy and goals, manage capital projects, develop and implement procedures and methodology to improve efficiencies and quality, and resolve all operational or quality problems.
    • Provide troubleshooting and continuous improvement technical expertise in all matters regarding cheese production/processing operations while developing and implementing procedures and practices to improve efficiencies and quality.
    • Act as the scientific SME for cheese production and processes, and system development.
    • Stay abreast of key development efforts in academia, regulatory, and industry, focusing on innovative technology and issues that may impact production processes and product functionality.
    • Provide support and expertise to many areas of the business to include production operations, engineering, and R&D by acting as a scientific authority for cheese production, processes, and system development.
    • Develop the talent base for the organization through formal and informal coaching, instructing and mentoring to raise the competency and capability of the entire Research & Development organization.
    • Turn your passion into impact? At Leprino we are dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish millions of families around the world. It's a big responsibility and we hope you're up for it.
    • Accept a challenging environment where solving problems, continuous learning, and a high technical capability is the norm, not the exception. Take ownership of your career – it’s yours to grow if you’re willing to put the work in.
    • Be humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, tenacious, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.


    Offering You In Return:

    • The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. Leprino couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible workforce. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with Leprino is our ultimate goal. Through competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, and sick time, matching 401(k), annual merit, incentives, and our annual Profit Sharing plan – Leprino hires to retire.
    • A chance to reside in sunny Denver, Colorado: 300 days of sunshine, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains and all its outdoor wonders!


    You Have (Mandatory Qualifications):

    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Food or Dairy Science, or a similar discipline including five years of experience in a cheese or dairy engineering/scientist or production operations role.
    • Authority on the cheese-make process including proficiency on third party food manufacturing/processing equipment.
    • The ability to travel up to 70% nationwide.


    You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

    • Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Dairy Science, or Food Science/Technology.
    • Eight years in cheese manufacturing in an engineering or science capacity.
    • Expert on cheese processing equipment such as GEA, TetraPak, Alfa Laval, et al.


    A career with Leprino Foods means you’ll be part of a worldwide group of individuals dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Your contributions will be noticed and rewarded as you work to further our company, our customers, and one another. Apply today to learn more about our Corporate Technical Services career path.


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