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The Line Attendant loads cheese onto a moving conveyor, folds bags, processes rework and performs general housekeeping duties.
Requisition ID
2020-6226
Job Locations US-MI-Allendale
This position requires responsibility for accurately testing all samples pertaining to in-process monitoring and final product analysis for adjustments by production and the determination or disposition of all products.
Requisition ID
2020-6205
Job Locations US-MI-Allendale
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?   Within our almost 300-person Allendale, MI manufacturing facility, we are seeking a highly qualified Processing Manager. The Processing Manager manages the Processing Production Department to ensure the successful conversion of raw materials into finished products that meet quality and customer specifications in a safe and efficient manner.  Provides leadership to department supervisors and employees to develop a highly skilled and engaged workgroup.  Responsible for the people safety, food safety, product quality, and financials of the department.   We Ask of You - Provides leadership in the Processing Production 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. - Responsible for outlining and managing the work of the supervisors in the Processing Department. - 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. - Manages the Processing 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 proper scheduling production operations, maintenance, and workforce. - Manages the department budget within established guidelines ensuring financial objectives are met. - Ensures production yields and efficiencies are met as defined by budgetary and Corporate standards. - Manages the departments financial performance to assure that a quality product is provided at the least possible cost. - Leads the department safety program to ensure a safe working environment. - Provides employees with the training, equipment, and tools to be able to safely perform their jobs. - Sets standards for safety involvement and accountability and leads by example. - Manages the department’s quality systems to achieve quality goals. - Oversees the sanitation program effectiveness to ensure food safety standards are met in the department   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 the greater Grand Rapids, MI area: a city of 1.3 million people (metro area), ten minutes from the splendor of Lake Michigan with its enchanting lighthouses, boating scene, festivals, restaurants, shopping, and wineries, as well as home to Grand Valley State University; Michigan’s fastest growing university with over 24,000 students.   You Have (Minimum Qualifications) - College Degree in Food Science, Dairy Technology or related field, or similar work experience in related industry - 8+ years of experience in food manufacturing - 2+ years of progressive leadership experience - Proficient computer knowledge, with familiarity or ability to learn SAP or other manufacturing computer systems   You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications) - Dairy/Cheese manufacturing experience - Direct leadership experience over supervisors   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 EHS 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
2020-6204
Job Locations US-MI-Allendale
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?   Within our almost 300-person Allendale, MI manufacturing facility, we are seeking a highly qualified Whey Manager. The Processing Manager manages the Whey Production Department to ensure the successful conversion of raw materials into finished Whey products that meet quality and customer specifications in a safe and efficient manner.  Provides leadership to department supervisors and employees to develop a highly skilled and engaged workgroup.  Responsible for the people safety, food safety, product quality, and financials of the department.     We ask of You - Provides leadership in the Whey Production 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. - Responsible for outlining and managing the work of the supervisors in the Whey Department. - 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. - Manages the Whey 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 proper scheduling production operations, maintenance, and workforce. - Manages the department budget within established guidelines ensuring financial objectives are met. - Ensures production yields and efficiencies are met as defined by budgetary and Corporate standards. - Manages the departments financial performance to assure that a quality product is provided at the least possible cost. - Leads the department safety program to ensure a safe working environment. - Provides employees with the training, equipment, and tools to be able to safely perform their jobs. - Sets standards for safety involvement and accountability and leads by example. - Manages the department’s quality systems to achieve quality goals. - Oversees the sanitation program effectiveness to ensure food safety standards are met in the department.   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 the greater Grand Rapids, MI area: a city of 1.3 million people (metro area), ten minutes from the splendor of Lake Michigan with its enchanting lighthouses, boating scene, festivals, restaurants, shopping, and wineries, as well as home to Grand Valley State University; Michigan’s fastest growing university with over 24,000 students.   You Have (Minimum Qualifications) - College Degree in Food Science, Dairy Technology or related field, or similar work experience in related industry - 8+ years of experience in food manufacturing - 2+years of progressive leadership experience - Proficient computer knowledge, with familiarity or ability to learn SAP or other manufacturing computer systems   You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications) - Dairy/Cheese manufacturing experience - Direct leadership experience over supervisors   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 EHS 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
2020-6203
Job Locations US-MI-Allendale
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?   Within our almost 300-person Allendale, MI manufacturing facility, we are seeking a highly qualified Plant Safety Manager. Will you turn your passion for safety into impact by directly contributing to fostering a safe environment for every single person that steps foot in our facility? EHS Today voted Leprino Foods one of America’s Safest Companies in 2016 – will you help us continue this trend? Will You? - Lead and direct the plant Safety & Health process to support risk reduction, injury prevention, and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. - Main position responsibilities include safety leadership, safety training and education, safety inspections, engagement in the safety process, regulatory compliance, incident analysis and response, and PSM/RMP/HAZMAT. - The right candidate will be visible on production floor with regular weekly interaction with front-line leadership and department managers. 40% of your time should be spent on the production floor. - Primary safety process leader for facility by providing strategic direction for safety as a peer member of the plant leadership team. - Provide technical safety support by performing hazard assessments for major risks such as machine guarding, ergonomics, confined spaces, construction, and work at height. - Manages safety support staff, plant security team, and budget. - Participate in annual operating plans and interim reviews. - Report on metrics and maintains safety systems to drive compliance, including developing detailed performance and tracking mechanisms for leading and lagging safety performance. - Drive corporate safety improvement initiatives at the plant level. - Regularly report formally to the site leadership team on the status of safety systems progress and results. - Develop and manage safety training plan and content for the site, including New Employee Orientation, and compliance-based and job-specific safety training for technical subject matter (i.e., HAZMAT, confined space, energized work, PSM, combustible dust, industrial hygiene). - Develop and coordinate safety promotions and engagement activities by providing regular safety communication material for plant-wide distribution. - Be humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, tenacious, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.   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 the greater Grand Rapids, MI area: a city of 1.3 million people (metro area), ten minutes from the splendor of Lake Michigan with its enchanting lighthouses, boating scene, festivals, restaurants, shopping, and wineries, as well as home to Grand Valley State University; Michigan’s fastest growing university with over 24,000 students.   You Have (Minimum Qualifications) - Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety or any Safety Management discipline. - 8 years of experience in a Safety position, with a substantial portion within a manufacturing environment. - 2 years of progressive leadership experience as a Safety/EHS Supervisor or Manager. - Strong functional/technical skills and knowledge of state and federal health and safety regulations including OSHA CFR 29-2910 General Industry Standards. - Working knowledge of OSHA CFR 29-1926 Construction Industry Standards.   You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications) - Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification. - Active affiliation with appropriate safety networks and organizations. - Familiarity with a 24/7 food or beverage 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 EHS career path.   “The culture of Leprino Foods is built by a family of passionate employees who believe in what they do, who understand the value of teamwork and understand that no one person is greater than the other.”– Steve, Colorado Plant Manager   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
2020-5204
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
2020-5197
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
2020-4984
Job Locations US-MI-Allendale
The Master Electrician performs a variety of electrical trade functions, such as installation, maintenance, or repair of equipment for the generation, distribution, or utilization of electric energy.
Requisition ID
2019-3576
Job Locations US-MI-Allendale
The position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor. The Maintenance Foreperson must be able to demonstrate effective leadership abilities such as, problem solving skills, effective communication, good manufacturing practices and the ability to learn and train others in a technical skill arena. The Maintenance Foreperson must be able to read/write and perform basic mathematical calculations in order to understand Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) and work computerized controllers and instrumentation.   Performance is measured by response to repair time ratios, successful performance of PM programs, and communication with management. This person shall set an example as it relates to proactive activity to avoid potential equipment failures, subordinate technical development, communication and safety.
Requisition ID
2019-3488