Leprino Foods

Lab Technician III, Microbiology

Job Locations US-CO-Denver
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Posted Date
3 weeks ago(2/8/2021 12:00 PM)
Category (Portal Searching)


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 Lab Technician III, Microbiology. The Lab Technician III, Microbiology assists the Microbiology Department by sampling and performing microbiological testing of milk, whey, cheese, and environmental samples. In addition, this position supports the Microbiology and GRDQ teams by providing overall lab support, acting as a dependable and accurate technical resource, and sharing knowledge and innovative ideas to continuously improve the company.


We Ask You to:

Lab Assistance

  • Cleans lab equipment and glassware
  • Disposes of test tubes and fills distilled water jugs
  • Performs basic sample preparation duties, such labeling, organizing, labeling, diluting pipetting, and clean-up.

General Housekeeping

  • Performs basic housekeeping duties in the lab


  • Maintains appropriate lab inventory, ordering and receiving supplies for the lab. Prepares, labels, weighs-out samples aseptically organized (by plant) Collabs.

Autoclave Operation

  • Loads, unloads and operates autoclave for the sterilization of media, glassware, trash and dilution water



A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, dedicated sick time, matching 401(k), annual merit increases and bonuses, as well as our annual Profit-Sharing plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.


You Have (Mandatory Qualifications):

  • High School Diploma. Associates or bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology preferred


At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $19.63 per hour and 22.08 per hour.

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


Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.


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