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Job Locations US-CO-Denver
Within our corporate Technical Services team located in Denver – Leprino is seeking a Design Engineer to provide engineering, design, and CAD support for our production facilities and the broader Technical Services team. As our new Design Engineer, you will work from broad concepts to develop ideas and specifications for new equipment and processes. - Responsible for assisting in the development of design options, generation of design project timelines, completing design work and engineering of vital equipment. - Provide support for design, fabrication, and installation of equipment for Leprino processes. - Coordinate with Leprino's innovation and Technical Services project teams (as well as Equipment Suppliers) in the design and fabrication of innovative equipment for manufacturing use. - Integrates Leprino Quality and Sanitary Design Standards into all aspects of CAD support, as evidenced by proven CI, teamwork by coworkers, distinguished customer service, and striving for excellence! We’d love to hear from you if you: - Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a similar technical field. - Proven experience in 3D modeling software such as Inventor, Mechanical Desktop, SolidWorks, etc. is a must have requirement. - At least 3 years of CAD designing and drafting experience in a Sanitary/Hygienic Industry such as Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, or Biotech. - Sanitary and hygienic design engineering experience (versus machine design). - The ability to travel up to 25%. - Are humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, innovative, results-oriented, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee. We hope you also have: - Experience as a key project member during capital projects with the clear understanding of the various stage gates of the project cycle. Leprino Foods embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.   Offering 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. - At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $81,454.88 and $97,746.48 Our Story: 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 world’s largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, 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 bold vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member 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?
Requisition ID
2020-6365
Job Locations US-MI-Allendale
The Power Maintenance Technician requires responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of all utility equipment, to include boil­ers and refrigeration equipment.  The position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor. No employees report to the position. The Power Maintenance Technician will perform and document all tests, maintain logs and understand/adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). The position is responsible for all plant utilities including, but not limited to, refrigeration, boilers, air compressors, HVAC, water systems, chemical treatment systems, plumbing, electrical, and wastewater support.   Power Maintenance Technicians often work alone, and must exercise considerable judgment and problem-solving skills to ensure safe and efficient operation of equipment. Work is normally done in high noise areas and in extreme temperature changes. Attention must be paid to operating safely with hazardous chemicals and wearing personal protective equipment as required. Tasks often require sections of various systems be taken off line for maintenance or repair, and it is the responsibility of the Power Maintenance Technician to effectively communicate with supervisors, other technicians, and the departments affected when work is being performed.
Requisition ID
2020-6362
Job Locations US-CA-Lemoore (West)
Within our flagship “Lemoore West” manufacturing facility located in Lemoore, California – Leprino is seeking a Senior HR Manager (Internally: HR Manager II) to help grow, mentor, and support the 1,000 employees that call this facility home. Will you turn your passion for people into impact by directly contributing in encouraging a healthy environment for the next generation of Leprino’s leaders to thrive? - Lead all HR operations in our 1000-person flagship cheese and whey manufacturing facility. Including the leadership, mentorship, and career development for all HR team members. - Play a key role in driving the company's strong culture, succession management, organizational design, leadership development and assessment. - Drive employee engagement and Leprino Quality initiatives and processes which positively impact engagement metrics. - Provide "out-of-the-box" ideas on human relations and behavioral management practices to ensure best in class people management techniques are utilized. - Partner with leadership team to communicate Human Resources policies, procedures, programs and laws. - Facilitate and/or coordinate compliance and regulatory training for employees such as harassment prevention, affirmative action, etc. - Oversee Plant HR strategies and procedures and ensure these activities are completed successfully through internal system audits. - Coordinate recruiting and selection process by running recruiting metrics, championing AAP, and standard deviation analysis. - Partner closely with Plant Manager and Plant Safety to implement and promote manufacturing safety strategies that protect the welfare of the Plant employees. - Lead performance management and organizational development efforts for both short-term and long-term talent planning. - Drive positive Company and Community relations. - Recommend and implement practices vital to establish positive relationships and promote a higher level of morale. - Improve on existing practices and procedures in order to continue hiring a remarkable workforce for both exempt and non-exempt level positions. - Accept an exciting environment where solving problems, continuous learning, and a high technical aptitude 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. We’d love to hear from you if you have: - A Bachelor's in HR, OD, or other similar fields including at least twelve years of dynamic leadership experience as an HR Manager within a manufacturing environment. - HR Management experience over a sizable employee population. As our Lemoore West facility is comprised of 1,000 team members, any viable applicants must have had HR experience within at least a 600-person plant. - Experience in providing valuable HR coaching, guidance, thought leadership, and HR business partnership in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. - Technically sound in HR fundamentals and best practices and the application of them within a manufacturing environment. - Are humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, innovative, results-oriented, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee. We hope you also have: - Extensive experience in employment law, OD and planning, labor relations, safety, and training. - A Master’s in Labor Relations, HR Management, or OD including a PHR, SPHR, or SHRM-CP (and SCP) certification. - Experience in a 24/7 dairy manufacturing environment with leadership over HR Managers, Supervisors, or Generalists. - Knowledge and experience working within CI methodologies in the following areas:  Kaizen, Standard Work, 5S Program, Process Mapping, Cause Mapping, and Project Management.  Leprino Foods embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.   Offering 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.   Our Story: 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 world’s largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, 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 bold vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member 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?   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.
Requisition ID
2020-6358
Job Locations US-NY-Waverly
Within our Waverly, NY manufacturing facility, we are seeking a highly qualified CheeseDepartmentManager (Internally: Manager II level role) on our plant leadership team to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of food quality, safety, 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. - Use your natural leadership ability daily to build, lead, mentor, develop, and grow highly functioning teams of five production supervisors (including a non-exempt workforce of almost 100 production techs) within our cheese department. - Provides leadership in the Cheese Department by implementing and maintaining programs in technical training, safety, quality, communications, performance recognition and internal employee development in order to ensure peak employee productivity. - Actively leads the processes for performance management, employee development and engagement. - Builds and fosters strong working relationships, collaborative teams and a positive work environment. - Implements company and plant policies fairly and consistently. - Leads the Cheese Production Process to assure the highest quality finished products that meet company and customer specifications and government regulations. - Maintains high productivity and cost effectiveness through accurate scheduling production operations, maintenance, and workforce. - Ensures production yields and efficiencies are met as defined by budgetary and Corporate standards. - Owns the departments financial performance to assure that a quality product is provided at the least possible cost. - Is responsible for the department safety program to ensure a safe working environment by setting the standards for safety involvement and accountability. - Handles the department’s quality systems to achieve quality goals. - Responsible for the sanitation program efficiency to ensure food safety standards are met in the department. - Become a technical subject matter authority in pasta filata (stretched curd) cheese production. We will teach you food and dairy if you come from a different manufacturing industry! We’d Love To Hear From You If You: - A Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, Chemical Engineering, or related subject area. - Eight (8) years of previous experience as a superintendent, senior supervisor, department manager, or production manager in a food or beverage manufacturing facility. - Direct leadership experience over supervisors. - Are humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, innovative, results-oriented, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee. We Hope You Also Have: - A Master’s in Food or Dairy Science, Food Technology, or Chemical Engineering including ten (10) years as a production leader in a dairy manufacturing facility (milk, cream, etc.) with at least four years in cheese production. Leprino Foods embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.   Offering 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.   Our Story: 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 world’s largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, 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 bold vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member 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?
Requisition ID
2020-6357
Job Locations US-NM-Roswell
Leprino Foods, the dairy industry’s best-kept secret has been a family-owned and Denver-based company since 1950. We hold a couple of titles including the nation’s largest cheese company and also the world’s largest producer of mozzarella; the most popular cheese used on pizzas throughout the globe. From three individuals in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 13 global locations earning more than $3 billion in annual revenue. Within our 600-person Roswell manufacturing facility, we are seeking a Senior Supervisor - Cheese  to help us achieve the growth needed to continue moving our organization to even larger levels! The Sr. Supervisor provides guidance and direction to the Cheese Department employees through multiple Supervisors. Make informed decisions pertaining to product quality, department safety, and department efficiency across multiple teams that support one specialty in a product line. Monitor all aspects of the assigned specialty product within the Cheese Department including product testing, equipment operations, and employee actions. Take accurate product inventories and schedule employees to meet production needs. Builds an effective employee team by engaging, mentoring, and developing direct reports. 
Requisition ID
2020-6355
Job Locations US-CA-Tracy
Overview Leprino Foods’ history dates to over 65 years ago, when the Leprino family first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, we are the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by the Leprino family, we’ve set our sights to become the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that ambitious vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: motivated individuals who are the absolute best at what they do. From three people in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?   We are seeking a Senior Project Engineer to help us continue our successful trend in the global cheese and nutrition markets through quality of product and food safety at our Tracy, California production facility.   Responsibilities The Senior Project Engineer leads and drives the conception and completion of assigned capital projects, including development, design, purchase, construction, and start-up as required to satisfy budgetary limits, production needs, and governmental requirements.      We Ask of You: - Leads and manages assigned projects/priorities by driving the timely completion of projects within budget, ensuring that appropriate paybacks are forecasted and achieves expected outcomes.  - Schedules all project work, including design, equipment selection, construction, and equipment installation, in coordination with available downtime to minimize impact on production and driving compliance with governmental regulatory specifications (O.S.H.A., F.D.A., building codes, etc.). - Prepares and implements Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) by coordinating with production management, as well as, other outside sources to obtain input and review. - Prepares specifications, drawings, and layouts. - Obtains quotes, develops costs analysis, develops budgets, and creates project schedules.  - Directly supervises contractors and coordinates with consulting services​. - Identifies, develops, and leads improvements to utility, process, or energy systems, to improve efficiency or reduce cost. - Oversees improvements, modifications and upgrades to processes and equipment, confirming that they are completed to facilitate production needs, and that engineering design lends itself to proper repair and maintenance.  - Leads the development of formal and informal technical training programs to plant production. - Provides technical and engineering expertise and guidance to production and maintenance to improve productivity and reduce cost.  - Inspects and approves all work done to assure quality, man hour efficiency, compliance and contractor productivity.    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities/Competencies:  - ​Familiarity of engineering principles, including physics, chemistry, structural and machine design. - Familiar with industrial operations, preferably dairy or food manufacturing. - Ability to work effectively within a budget. - Effective oral and written communication skills. - Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills. - Superior negotiating and problem resolution skills. - Excellent organizational skills. - Creative thinker with a process improvement mindset. - Demonstrated understanding of project management. - Ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams. - Working knowledge of food safety and sanitation practices.     We Offer in Return: - Competitive salaries with equally competitive performance bonuses and relocation packages! - 401(k) along with a lucrative annual Profit-Sharing plan – we hire to retire! - Tuition reimbursement, award recognitions, merit increases, and outstanding health/dental/vision benefits. - An opportunity to reside in Tracy, CA, with a population of 85,000, a short drive to both Stockton and Modesto, and just sixty miles east of San Francisco. Tracy is centrally located between all the National Parks to the east and the beautiful Bay area to the west.   Physical/Mental Requirements and Work Environment:   - Works in both the plant production environment which requires walking, climbing, standing and in an office environment which requires standing and sitting. This position is expected to spend time out on the production floor observing operations and interacting with employees. - May be required to occasionally independently move and handle objects up to 25 pounds.   You Have (Minimum Qualifications):  - Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering or related field or similar work experience in related industry - 5+ years of experience in equipment reliability and/or plant maintenance, additional education may substitute experience where applicable   We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications): - Dairy/Cheese manufacturing experience   - Previous engineering experience in manufacturing environment  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.    
Requisition ID
2020-6354
Job Locations US-CA-Tracy
Leprino Foods’ history dates to over 65 years ago, when the Leprino family first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, we are the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by the Leprino family, we’ve set our sights to become the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that ambitious vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: motivated individuals who are the absolute best at what they do. From three people in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?   We are seeking a Temporary Working Foreperson on our second shift to help us continue our successful trend in the global cheese and nutrition markets through quality of product and food safety at our Tracy, California production facility.   NATURE AND SCOPE - Must be able to direct and delegate to shift employees. - Must be able to follow instructions and give directions. - Must be able to assume responsibility of the department. - Must be willing to work ANY shift - Must possess leadership qualities and work well with people. - Good basic math skills. - Must become proficient in SAP and MES. - Good written and oral communication skills. - Must be respected by peers. - Must be able to perform all positions in the department. - Must have good attendance record. - Perform any other function that may be required or assigned.   Minimum Qualifications - Must be able to meet shift/schedule requirements - Must be willing to work necessary Overtime as needed - Must be at least 18 years old - Must be able to speak, read, write, and comprehend basic English language - Color Identification testing required - Must be able to perform essential job functions of position with or without reasonable accommodation   PREFERRED: Understanding of the dairy manufacturing process a plus.   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
Requisition ID
2020-6350
Job Locations US-CA-Tracy
Leprino Foods’ history dates to over 65 years ago, when the Leprino family first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, we are the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by the Leprino family, we’ve set our sights to become the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that ambitious vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: motivated individuals who are the absolute best at what they do. From three people in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?   We are seeking a Temporary LeNa Operator to help us continue our successful trend in the global cheese and nutrition markets through quality of product and food safety at our Tracy, California production facility.   NATURE AND SCOPE - Responsible for operation and monitoring of extruding & dicing operation in the Lena area and conveying of product. - Must have complete understanding of the mixing/extruding objective and how to control ribbon quality. - Must know start-up parameters and how to control the rpm’s of augers and screens for the LeNa area. - Must have complete understanding of safety procedures that must be followed when operating, cleaning, and performing general work on the LeNa system. - Will learn and understand MES and SAP functions related to the job which will include documented checks during the run. - Must have complete understanding of controls in the area and how they work. - Must know how to solve problems in his/her area to keep production running. Know when and how to get help when needed. - Responsible for housekeeping in his/her area. - Assist in generating work orders associated with mixing/extruding/brining equipment, floors. - Must have complete understanding of how belt speeds, cheese width and thickness drive the total throughput through the machine. - Must know C.I.P. hook ups, flows and procedures including manual cleaning. - Must have complete understanding of critical operating parameters of the extruders when discharging cheese to the LeNa system. - Must understand how cheese flows through the FreeSlice & belt specifications. - Must understand the purpose of the cheese scrapers. - Must understand how the FreeSlice is cooled. - Must know how ribbon thickness is controlled on the in-feed to the LeNa. - Must have an understanding of how to test thickness. - Must have an understanding how wide, length and thickness of the final cheese cut is controlled. - Must have complete understanding of the laser senor and how it is calibrated and proper testing for accuracy. - Must be able to successfully complete the Plant Standard Operating Procedure and Technical Knowledge Assessment for all jobs assigned. - Departments team participation; GMP audits, behavior sampling, safety audit, injury investigation, management presentations, following up on outstanding work orders, etc. - Must be able to perform any physical requirement associated with this position. - Color Identification Testing required. - Perform any other function that may be required or assigned.    Minimum Qualifications - Must be able to meet shift/schedule requirements - Must be willing to work necessary Overtime as needed - Must be at least 18 years old - Must be able to speak, read, write, and comprehend basic English language - Color Identification testing required - Must be able to perform essential job functions of position with or without reasonable accommodation   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
Requisition ID
2020-6349
Job Locations US-CO-Denver
Leprino Foods’ history dates to over 65 years ago, when the Leprino family first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, we are the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by the Leprino family, we’ve set our sights to become the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that ambitious vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: motivated individuals who are the absolute best at what they do. From three people in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?   For our Denver corporate headquarters, we are seeking a Product Evaluation Technician I. The Product Evaluation Technician I is centered on ordering, organizing, preparing, and grading cheese samples for evaluation and/or submission to customers as directed by the Test Kitchen Manager. Additional support functions include troubleshooting kitchen equipment performance issues, having a complete understanding of key customer product expectations, and creating structured reports with feedback as needed. This position is also responsible for cleaning and organizing assigned work areas and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies.   We Ask Of You To: - Receives and prepares samples for routine and project related evaluation and customer submission. - Organizes, executes, and documents product evaluations. - Executes daily and weekly cleaning responsibilities. - Organizes, cleans, and maintains test kitchen, warehouse workspace, R&D coolers and freezers with a 5S mindset. - Routinely accesses internal and external databases for basic product project needs; inventory, chemistry, microbiology, and product grading attributes. - Provides support to plants during trials. - Participates in customer dinners by setting up tables, preparing food, serving food, breaking down tables, and cleaning up. - Participates in trade shows at customer locations to provide product knowledge and training. - Builds knowledge and technical expertise in dairy based ingredients and applications; incorporates into a personal development plan.   OFFERING 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.   You Have (Mandatory Qualifications): - At least one year of experience in the food industry (food science and food safety) - Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; SAP experience is preferred   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 Human Resources career path.   At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $18.52 per hour and $20.83 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.
Requisition ID
2020-6348
Job Locations US-CA-Lemoore (East)
Within our union “Lemoore East” manufacturing facility located in Lemoore, California – Leprino is seeking a Plant Engineering Manager who will help us continue our successful trend in the global cheese and nutrition markets through continuous improvement, improved technical capabilities, and successful capital project execution.   - Serving directly under the Plant Manager while providing leadership to the Engineering, Utility (Ammonia systems, etc), and our Maintenance department, by implementing and maintaining programs in technical training, safety, quality, communications, performance recognition, and internal employee development to drive peak employee efficiency. - Develop and manage all capital projects to ensure consistency with capital program objectives and scope, timeliness of schedule, accurate documentation and operating procedures, capital cost accounting and control, and disposition of project funds. - Actively own the processes for performance management, employee development, and engagement. - Build and foster strong working relationships, collaborative teams, and a positive work environment. - Identify capital projects and engineering processes that lead to maximum equipment uptime to meet company and customer specifications and government regulations. - Sets standards for safety involvement and accountability in the department and leads by example. - Prepare the engineering budget, develop capital programs, control capital spending, report progress to the Plant Manager and department management, connect with local, state, federal, government, and independent agencies to ensure appropriate permits and compliance with governmental regulations. - Lead the Maintenance and Engineering department’s financial performance to assure that a quality product is provided at the least possible cost. - Accept a challenging environment where solving problems, continuous learning, and a high technical curiosity 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. - Forbes once called Leprino Foods a “Biotech company wrapped up in the food business”. With our sophisticated manufacturing operations, this is the place to build your career as a highly technical leader.   We’d love to hear from you if you have: - Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering subject area. - Five years of leadership experience and skills in leading, influencing and working with engineers and maintenance professionals. - Project Management and Capital Projects experience - Are humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, innovative, results-oriented, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.   We hope you also have: - Knowledge of engineering principles, design theory, maintenance systems, process methodology, sanitation practices, regulatory standards, energy systems and design. - Financial administration in areas of capital expenditures and budget management. - Proven leadership and solid understanding of both engineering and maintenance operations in a manufacturing environment.   Leprino Foods embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.   Offering 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.   Our Story: 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 world’s largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, 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 bold vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member 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?   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.
Requisition ID
2020-6337
Job Locations US-CA-Tracy
Leprino Foods’ history dates to over 65 years ago, when the Leprino family first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, we are the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by the Leprino family, we’ve set our sights to become the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that ambitious vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: motivated individuals who are the absolute best at what they do. From three people in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?   We are seeking a Processing Supervisor to help us continue our successful trend in the global cheese and nutrition markets through quality of product and food safety at our Tracy, California production facility. We Ask Of You To: - Supervise the daily shift operations to ensure production standards and quality parameters are met, initiate maintenance work orders to minimize production downtime, and oversee the sanitation program effectiveness to ensure food safety standards are met in the department. - Provide guidance and direction to a team of hourly employees in the Processing Department. - Build an effective employee team by engaging, mentoring, and developing employees. - Plan and schedule daily staffing needs to maximize labor efficiency and ensure production needs are met. - Lead and coach team by implementing programs in technical training, safety, quality, communications, performance recognition and internal employee development in order to ensure peak employee engagement and productivity. - Build and foster strong working relationships, collaboration within the team, and a positive work environment. - Recommend and implement cost savings and quality improvements to improve labor and manufacturing efficiencies. We Offer You in Return: - Competitive salaries with equally competitive performance bonuses and relocation packages! - 401(k) along with a lucrative annual Profit Sharing plan – we hire to retire! - Tuition reimbursement, award recognitions, merit increases, and outstanding health/dental/vision benefits. - A chance to reside in Tracy, CA, with a population of 85,000, a short drive to both Stockton and Modesto, and just sixty miles east of San Francisco. Tracy is centrally located between all the National Parks to the east and the beautiful Bay area to the west. You Have (Minimum Qualifications): - Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Dairy Technology, or related field, or equivalent work experience.  - Five (5) plus years of experience in food manufacturing environment. - One (1) plus year of experience leading, mentoring, and delegating work to others. - Proficient computer knowledge, with familiarity or ability to learn SAP or other manufacturing computer systems. - Effective interpersonal skills. - Strong planning/time management skills and balancing of resources. - Working knowledge of food safety and sanitation practices. - Effective written and verbal communication skills. We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications): - Dairy or cheese manufacturing experience. - Previous supervisory experience in manufacturing environment. A career with Leprino Foods means you’ll be part of a worldwide family 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 processing career path.     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.  
Requisition ID
2020-6334
Job Locations US-MI-Allendale
The sanitation operator is responsible for the disassembly, cleaning, sanitizing and re-assembly of cheese processing equip­ment. This position reports to the Processing Supervisor. No employees report to this position. The sanitation operator must be able to utilize sanitation standard operating proce­dures (SOP's) and application guidelines. No prior experience is required; knowledge can be learned on-the-job, such as the assembly and disassembly of processing equipment with the ability to make minor adjustments as necessary. The job holder needs to determine the correct chemical application depending upon varying soil loads and time availability; with the ability to recognize rework, redice, and scrap cheese.
Requisition ID
2020-6323
Job Locations US-CA-Tracy
Leprino Foods Company, the World’s Largest Manufacturer of Mozzarella Cheese, has an immediate opening for Warehouse Relief Operator in our Tracy facility. Leprino Foods – Tracy currently processes three million pounds of milk a day. We produce more than 400,000 lbs. of cheese per day. We are a union plant and currently have over 300 employees. Leprino Foods is currently located in nine locations across the United States – three are in California.   Job Requirements:   - Ability to perform all warehouse operator positions, Freezer and dry warehouse, (racking/dropping production, scanning) Loading and unloading Trucks, Rail Cars and Processing Floor support. - Ability to operate forklifts and push pull units in a safe manner. - Ability to Slip Sheet product avoiding damage to product. - Ability to change batteries on forklift when needed in a safe manner. - 1 year sit down and or .5 years stand up forklift experience within the last 5 years. - Validation of previous forklift experience and can demonstrate the ability to operate a forklift. - Must be able to perform essential job functions. - Must possess good communication skills. - Must have basic math skills. - Must understand all paperwork related to shipping, receiving, inventory control and scan all internal product movements. - Practice good G.M.P.’s (i.e., wear uniform, no jewelry, etc.) - Follow all company policies including no cell phone in work area. - Responsible for housekeeping in his/her assigned areas. - Must know how to solve problems in his/her area to keep production and warehousing operating. - Know when and how to get help when needed. - Notify foreperson and supervisor of any warehouse equipment or building issues. - Department team participation; G.M.P. audits, behavior sampling, safety audit, accident investigations, management presentations, following up on outstanding work orders, etc. - Must be able to learn and efficiently perform functions in SAP. - Ability to work all shifts and varying days off as scheduled. - Perform all job functions that may be required and/or assigned (i.e., sanitation). PREFERRED: Understanding of the dairy manufacturing process a plus SAP knowledge   Qualifications listed in "Job Requirements".   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
Requisition ID
2020-6321
Job Locations US-MI-Allendale
Leprino Foods, the dairy industry’s best-kept secret has been a family-owned and Denver-based company since 1950. We hold a couple of awesome titles including being the nation’s largest cheese company and also the world’s largest producer of mozzarella; the most popular cheese used on pizzas throughout the United States. From three individuals in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 13 global locations earning more than $3 billion in annual revenue.
Requisition ID
2020-6319
Job Locations US-NM-Roswell
Leprino Foods’ history dates to over 65 years ago, when the Leprino family first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, we are the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by the Leprino family, we’ve set our sights to become the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that ambitious vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: motivated individuals who are the absolute best at what they do. From three people in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?   We are seeking a Manager I, Environmental & Utilities for our Roswell, New Mexico plant.   This position is responsible for operations of the overall planning and execution of environmental and utility operations for the production facility and wastewater treatment plant. Provides leadership to department employees to develop a highly skilled and engaged workgroup.  Responsible for the people safety, product quality and financials of the department.  
Requisition ID
2020-6312
Job Locations US-NM-Roswell
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?   The Plant Safety Leader is responsible for leading the plant Safety & Health process to drive risk reduction, injury prevention, and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. This position serves as the location subject matter expert for safety and health, administers safety and health policies and programs, serves as the plant liaison for Corporate Safety initiatives, and partners with the plant operations team as a safety resource. Position responsibilities are in the following functional areas: safety training and education, safety inspections, safety engagement, regulatory compliance, incident analysis and response, and PSM/RMP/HAZMAT.  
Requisition ID
2020-6309
Job Locations US-CO-Greeley
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?   The Greeley Team is seeking a PLC (Programmable Logic Controls) Technician to help us achieve our goals. We Ask Of You To: - Troubleshoot and repair control issues - Perform preventative maintenance to optimize equipment reliability - Follow-up on completed control work and assisting maintenance as needed. - Train end-users and maintenance personnel on new controls designs. - Assist in commissioning new controls. - Update drawings as required, forwarding all equipment information to the planner/scheduler. - Implement and maintain 5S standards. - Be responsible for the safe operation of the associated equipment and/or processes - Follow and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and safe work practices - Communicate effectively to team members, team leads, supervisors, and managers, as applicable - Perform job responsibilities with the mindset of the company core values of Quality, Service, Competitive Price, and Ethics - Work effectively with others - Complete work shift as scheduled We Offer You In Return:   At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $32.37 and $38.04 per hour. - 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 goal. Through competitive wage, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, and sick time, matching 401(k), incentives, and our annual Profit Sharing plan – Leprino hires to retire. You Must Have (Minimum Qualifications): - Must be a minimum of 18 years old. - At least 2 years’ experience in a similar controls technician role - Associates or a 2-year degree in a maintenance related field or 2 years’ experience in industrial control system development and troubleshooting - Experience in schematic reading and PLC programming/troubleshooting - Must be able to speak, read, and write the English language. - Must be able to work night shifts, weekends, holidays, and required overtime to support a 24 hour/7-day operation. - Must be able to work 12.5 hour scheduled shifts. - Ability to repeatedly lift throughout the entire shift meeting minimal lift requirements. - Ability to access elevated work areas such as climbing ladders/stairs and work at extreme heights. - Ability to understand and apply standard operating procedures. - Ability to wear required personal protective equipment and comply with all applicable safety practices. - Ability to maintain a clean work area according to good manufacturing processes. - Ability to enter data into and pull data from computer systems, including proficient skills in email, internet, Microsoft Office and computerized maintenance management systems. - Good communication skills to communicate with co-workers and oncoming/outgoing shifts. - Ability to stand, kneel, sit, and walk for extended periods of time. - Ability to work in hot, humid, and cold areas and tight spaces. - Ability to use hand tools. - Working knowledge of various equipment and plant processes to understand, interpret and schedule work orders. - Knowledge of utility equipment and operations (boiler and refrigeration equipment). - Knowledge of government and industrial regulations (PSM, OSHA, and USDA). - Skills to perform basic and intermediate mathematical calculations. - Lifting Requirements: - 40 lbs from 24" to 66" - Daily Stair climbing     We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):  - Previous experience in a dairy/food manufacturing environment 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
Requisition ID
2020-6283
Job Locations US-CO-Denver
Within our corporate Accounting & Finance team located in Denver – we are seeking a Production Accountant. This position performs processes surrounding select phases of corporate and plant production accounting. This includes performing and understanding the financial impacts of production yield variances, shrink model, milk payments and financial close models to effectively publish the plant A/C/B financial statements. The Production Accountant provides support to internal customers in Plant Operations, Plant Production Accounting, Dairy Procurement, Operations FP&A and core leadership within Leprino Foods. - Performs Pilot Plant receipt, cycle count, production and shipment material movements to close plant financial statements. - Reviews and processes milk payments timely and accurately to ensure quality milk settlement reporting. - Using system generated yield data, books related month-end financial variances. - Performs the month-end overhead and absorption financial variances. - Books month-end efficiency and rate variances to explain the variance between actual and standard labor dollars. - Provides detailed information relating to pilot plant accounting and provides the business with information needed to evaluate R&D cheese credits. - Performs monthly balance sheet reconciliations in accordance to policy, reconciling all variances. - Maintains a continuous improvement mentality to improve efficiency and effectiveness of financial close models. - Provides ad-hoc reporting from Production Accounting and Operations FP&A leadership. - Support Plant Controllers and Accounting Supervisors throughout nine manufacturing facilities. Adds value by developing an understanding of plant operations and financial drivers. - Improves personal effectiveness through participation in the Leprino Foods Performance Management process. We’d love to hear from you if you have: - Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting - At least 3 years of progressive accounting or finance experience - Additional education may substitute for experience - Are humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, innovative, results-oriented, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee. We hope you also have: - SAP Experience preferred - Manufacturing experience preferred Leprino Foods embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.   OFFERING 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.   Our Story: 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 world’s largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, 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 bold vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member 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?   At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $62,300.16 and $ 73,202.48 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.
Requisition ID
2020-6282
Job Locations US-CA-Tracy
Overview Leprino Foods’ history dates to over 65 years ago, when the Leprino family first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, we are the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by the Leprino family, we’ve set our sights to become the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that ambitious vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: motivated individuals who are the absolute best at what they do. From three people in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?   We are seeking a Whey Supervisor to help us continue our successful trend in the global cheese and nutrition markets through quality of product and food safety at our Tracy, California production facility.       Responsibilities:   Provides guidance and direction to a team of hourly employees in the Whey Department. Make solid decisions pertaining to product quality, department safety, and department efficiency for team. Monitor all aspects of their team in the Whey Department including product testing, equipment operations, and employee actions. Take accurate product inventories and schedule employees to meet production needs. Builds an effective employee team by engaging, mentoring, and developing direct reports.       We Ask of You: - Plans and schedules daily staffing needs to maximize labor efficiency and ensure production needs are met.   - Leads and coaches team employees in Whey Department by implementing programs in technical training, safety, quality, communications, performance recognition and internal employee development in order to ensure peak employee engagement and productivity.    - Builds and fosters strong working relationships, collaboration within their team and a positive work environment.   - Reinforces company and plant policies fairly and consistently.   - Ensures team employees have completed all required training.   - Responds to employee questions and concerns.  - Supervises the daily protein shift operations to ensure production standards and quality parameters are met.   - Achieves targeted production volumes.   - Determines equipment repair needs and initiates maintenance work orders to minimize production downtime.   - Implements plant safety programs to ensure compliance and a safe working environment.    - Ensures work is accomplished in a safe manner and the workplace is free of safety hazards.     - Provides employees with the training, equipment, and tools to be able to safely perform their jobs.   - Leads and demonstrates safe practices.   - Participates in safety investigations and corrective actions.   - Leads and executes the department’s quality systems to achieve quality goals.   - Oversees the sanitation program effectiveness to ensure food safety standards are met in the department.   - Monitors team operations and makes recommendations for labor and manufacturing efficiency, cost savings, and quality improvements.   - Executing to the Whey Department’s financial performance goals to assure that a quality product is provided at the least possible cost.        We Offer in Return: - Competitive salaries with equally competitive performance bonuses and relocation packages! - 401(k) along with a lucrative annual Profit-Sharing plan – we hire to retire! - Tuition reimbursement, award recognitions, merit increases, and outstanding health/dental/vision benefits. - An opportunity to reside in Tracy, CA, with a population of 85,000, a short drive to both Stockton and Modesto, and just sixty miles east of San Francisco. Tracy is centrally located between all the National Parks to the east and the beautiful Bay area to the west.   Physical/Mental Requirements and Work Environment:   - Works in both the plant production environment which requires walking, climbing, standing and in an office environment which requires standing and sitting. This position is expected to spend time out on the production floor observing operations and interacting with employees.  - May be required to occasionally independently move and handle objects up to 25 pounds.      You Have (Minimum Qualifications):  - College Degree in Food Science, Dairy Technology, or other related field, or equivalent work experience  - 5+ years of experience in food manufacturing environment, additional education may substitute experience where applicable  - 1+ year of experience leading, mentoring, and/or delegating work to others  - Proficient computer knowledge, with familiarity or ability to learn SAP or other manufacturing computer systems    We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications): - Dairy/Cheese manufacturing experience   - Previous supervisory experience in manufacturing environment  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.  
Requisition ID
2020-6275
Job Locations US-MI-Remus
The Senior Project Engineer is responsible for executing the site’s annual capital plan, oversite of the plant operational controls system, and developing and maintaining a continuous improvement culture focused on a collaborative effort to drive high-level impact on financial performance.
Requisition ID
2020-6266