Leprino Foods

  • Engineer, Cheese

    Job Locations US-CO-Denver
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    2 months ago(1/21/2019 11:18 AM)
    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 an Engineer on our Cheese Operations Technical Services team to help us achieve the growth needed to continue moving our organization to even larger levels!


    We Ask 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.
    • Develops and implements procedures and methodology to improve efficiencies and quality.
    • Be a scientific subject matter expert for cheese production and processes, and system development.
    • Provides technical support and expertise to many areas of the business, possesses expertise in new plant and equipment design.
    • Maintains close contact with developments in the field, obtaining information from a variety of published and unpublished sources.
    • Develops training content and works with the Learning and Development team to implement that training to all manufacturing facilities.
    • Develops 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.

    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 engineering or scientific discipline.
    • 2+ years of experience in dairy food processing, process engineering or dairy science. Pasta filata cheese making is highly preferred, 
    • Experience in a dairy organization with a business-to-business product in a continuous process improvement culture.
    • Experience with mass balance process flows and calculations, heat exchange (conceptual, theoretical, & applicable), and food or dairy packaging experience.
    • Experience working with multi trade-based vendors/contractors.
    • Experienced with ammonia refrigeration with food/dairy products.
    • 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.
    • Must be able to travel at least 70% of the time both domestic and international.

    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.


    Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained @ www.psychemedics.com


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