Leprino Foods

  • Senior Engineer, Cheese

    Job Locations US-CO-Denver
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    4 months ago(1/14/2019 10:25 AM)
    Category (Portal Searching)
  • Overview

    For our Denver, CO corporate headquarters we are seeking either a Senior Engineer or Scientist on our Cheese Operations Technical Services team to help us take our already ever-growing cheese business to even larger levels around the globe!


    We Ask Of You To:

    • Participate in and execute the Innovation strategic plan in alignment with the company’s strategy and goals.
    • Manage medium to large capital improvement projects; in partnership with plant and engineering teams to assure quality products are produced in the most cost-effective manner
    • Provide troubleshooting and continuous improvement technical expertise in all matters regarding cheese production/processing operations.
    • Develop and implement procedures and methodology to improve efficiencies and quality.
    • Be a scientific subject matter expert for cheese production and processes, and system development
    • Provide support and expertise to many areas of the business to include production operations, engineering, and R&D.
    • Maintain close contact with developments in the field, obtaining information from a variety of published and unpublished sources.
    • Develop the talent base for the organization through formal and informal coaching, teaching and mentoring. Raises the competency and capability of the entire Research & Development organization.
    • Develop training content and works with the Learning and Development team to implement that training to all manufacturing facilities.

    We Offer You:

    • A competitive total compensation package including annual performance bonus eligibility and relocation (if applicable)!
    • 401(k) along with enrollment in an annual Profit Sharing plan opportunity – we hire to retire!
    • Eligible for tuition reimbursement, award recognition, merit, and competitive health/dental/vision benefits.
    • Corporate office in the LoHi neighborhood just minutes from downtown Denver, including an on-site fast casual restaurant, constant pizza tastings, and a robust gym!
    • A chance to reside in sunny Denver, Colorado: 300 days of sunshine (average winter temperature is 47 degrees), the gateway to the Rocky Mountains and all its outdoor wonders, and home to eight professional sports teams including our very own former Super Bowl champs the Denver Broncos!


    We Hope You Have (Mandatory Qualifications):

    • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or Science discipline.
    • Five (5) years of experience in a cheese or dairy engineering/scientist or production operations role.
    • Expert on the cheese make process including proficiency on 3rd party food manufacturing equipment.
    • Experience with piping layouts, tank/storage handling, and fluid diversion, mixing of fluid medias specific to cheese/dairy or CIP processes, as well as pumps, and valves
    • Ability to travel up to 70% nationwide.

    We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

    • Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Dairy Science, or Food Science/Technology.
    • Seven (7) years of experience in cheese manufacturing as an engineer or scientist.
    • Expert with cheese processing equipment such as GEA, TetraPak, Alfa Laval, et al.


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