Leprino Foods

Cheese DMC Operator- Roswell, NM $18.18 Hourly

Job Locations US-NM-Roswell
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Posted Date
2 weeks ago(3/31/2021 3:23 PM)
Category (Portal Searching)
Production Operations


Leprino Foods Company, a global leader in the dairy food and ingredient industry, is seeking a Cheese DMC Operator to join our team located in Roswell, NM. Leprino Foods is the world's largest supplier of mozzarella cheese and one of the largest suppliers of premium dairy nutrition ingredients. Our customers and business partners span the globe and include many of the world's largest food companies, restaurant chains and distributors.


The DMC Operator operates the Draining and Matting Conveyor (DMC) equipment for curd pH development, moisture of cheese, and butterfat retention; Maintaining a clean environment and adhering to all the GMP’s, SOP’s, and Critical Control Points pertaining to Food Safety and USDA regulations.


If you like to work in a fast paced environment this may be the opportunity you have been waiting for. We offer a comprehensive total compensation package which includes; competitive wages, full benefits, bonus program, 401k employer match and profit sharing.


At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $18.18 and $19.21.


In addition, as a reminder, the law states we must provide a general description of any bonuses, commissions, or other forms of compensation that are being offered for the job; and a general description of all employment benefits the employer is offering for the position, including health care benefits, retirement benefits, any benefits permitting paid days off (including sick leave, parental leave, and paid time off or vacation benefits), and any other benefits that must be reported for federal tax purposes, but not benefits in the form of minor perks.


We Ask of You To:

  • Critical Attributes and Representative Responsibilities:
  • Monitor DMC belts and records data approximately every 20-30 minutes and makes necessary adjustments if belts are out of balance. Check DMC sensors if belt is moved.
  • Verify all pumps are running and every pipe is properly hooked up. Dicers, Curd pumps, Stirrer, etc. must be running so cheese will not stick.
  • Obtain cheese samples every 10 minutes to check product specifications.
  • Inspect DMC panels and adjust them as necessary.
  • Properly clean and sanitize all equipment as required by company procedures, maintain good housekeeping in area.
  • Maintain Good Manufacturing Practices at all times.
  • Demonstrate good safety behaviors and constantly apply them by following all applicable safety rules and regulations.
  • Incumbent will perform CIP (Clean in Place) and apply proper chemical dosage to effectively clean all equipment being used.
  • Communicate as required with Supervisors, Forepersons, other departments, and coworkers.
  • This position is responsible for food safety and food quality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Forepersons and Supervisors.
  • Ability to work in an environment that is higher in ambient temperature and humid
  • Ability to work safely around chemicals.
  • Candidate must possess good communication skills.
  • Have the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.

We Offer You in Return: 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to perform essential job functions safely..
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Must be able to work Sunday - Saturday, off-shifts, weekends, holidays, and required overtime to support a 24 hour/7 day operation.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 8.5 hours.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete work assignments with high degree of accuracy 

Language and Technical Skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Able to read, write, and speak the English language
  • Able to read, write, and perform intermediate mathematical calculations
  • Must be able to maintain accurate records 

Reasoning Ability

  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • Able to interpret data and make necessary decisions


Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • This position will be exposed inside ambient temperatures and may include  a wet / slippery environment with loud noise in varying degrees of temperature
  • Specific vision may be required for this position, including close vision, distance vision, color and depth perception, and the ability to read computer screens for extended time periods
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Bending, squatting, reaching, and climbing up stairs/ladders are required throughout the shift.
  • Standing and walking are required throughout the shift.


Leprino Foods Company is an equal opportunity employer who supports a drug-free workplace. EOE/AA


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


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.




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