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Job Locations US-CA-Lemoore (West)
General Summary Under the direction of the maintenance supervisor, the maintenance trainee will receive on-the-job and external training and will learn to perform a diversified list of duties including installation, repairs, preventive/predictive maintenance, troubleshooting, and process improvements on all equipment and systems. The Trainee must rely on their knowledge of electrical and mechanical principles in order to troubleshoot and assist in troubleshooting malfunctions to equipment and systems and to repair and restore operation.
Requisition ID
2021-6541
Job Locations US-CA-Lemoore (West)
Under direction of the Plant HR Manager, the Human Resources Generalist manages the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources office and the administration of Human Resources policies, procedures and programs.  The HR Generalist provides advice, assistance and follow-up on company policies and procedures and coordinates the resolution of specific policy-related and procedural issues and inquiries.  Position responsibilities are in the following functional areas:  employee relations, employment law compliance, HR policy administration, employee on-boarding, HR office management, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), record retention, employee benefits, and compensation.   Essential Job Duties   - Recommends, implements, and supports employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation. - Participates in the investigation and resolution process when employee concerns are brought forth. - Advises managers and supervisors about the steps in the performance counseling and progressive discipline system. Counsels and acts as a business partner with managers, supervisors, and employees on employment issues. - Helps drive employee engagement and Leprino Quality initiatives and processes. - Leads the New Employee Orientation and onboarding of new employees. - Coordinates employee relations activities, such as, recognition celebrations, incentive plan meetings, performance awards, picnics, and parties.   Employment Law - Ensures facility compliance with all existing governmental employment laws, such as, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), California State Labor Law, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Affirmative Action (AA) the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Act (PDL), Kin Care, and compliance with OFCCP guidelines for equal employment opportunity. - Researches and interprets new, revised or proposed federal and state employment law regulations.  Creates and implements new plant-level Human Resources policies and procedures as needed. - Protects the interests of employees and the company in accordance with company Human Resources policies and governmental laws and regulations.   HR Policy Administration - Executes company Human Resources policies and strategies at the plant level. - Assists with the development and implementation of plant-level Human Resources policies and practices and ensures consistent application of those policies and practices. - Partners with management to communicate Human Resources policies, procedures, programs and laws. - Provides advice, assistance and follow-up on company policies, procedures, and documentation. - Conducts internal audits of HR policy and procedure application. - Coordinates the HRIS system and HR record retention through the Administrative Assistants.   HR Office Management - Manages the daily transactions of the Human Resources office. - Provides direction and leadership to the HR Administrative Assistants. - Establishes and maintains an accurate and employee friendly environment. - Manages the plant uniform contract, plant janitorial contract, department supply budget, and plant employee relations budget.   Human Resources Information Systems - Maintains the HRIS employee-related data bases. - Prepares, analyzes, and distributes reports that are necessary to carry out the functions of the department. - Oversees the attendance tracking system and performance documentation process.     Record Retention - Ensures compliance with company record retention policies. - Manages HR hard copy filing systems and maintains accuracy. - Completes internal audits of HR records.   Employee Benefits & Compensation - Serves as the site subject matter expert on the company benefits program. - Provides day-to-day benefits administration services.  Assists employees with claim issue resolution and ensures the accurate/timely execution of the company benefits program through the coordination of the Administrative Assistants. - Manages the annual benefits open enrollment process. - Administers leave of absence program and ensures proper coordination of state disability insurance program. - Oversees the tracking and communication of FMLA, CFRA, leave of absence and PDL usage. - Assist with Workers Compensation program.  Monitors claims and communicates directly with the claims administrator and corporate risk management.  Coordinates medical management and modified work duty programs. - Assists with the employee incentive plan administration. - Maintains the plant wage structure.   Requirements   Knowledge and Skills - Strong knowledge of state and federal employment law and practices. - Working knowledge of benefits and compensation programs. - Familiar with best practices in Human Resources programs and processes. - High level of confidentiality. - Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.  SAP and Kronos experience a plus. - Familiar with industrial operations, preferably dairy or food manufacturing. - Effective oral and written communication. - Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills. - Excellent organizational skills. - Process improvement mindset. - The ability to influence upward, laterally, and downward without any direct line authority.   General Experience/Educational BackgroundMinimum - Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business, or Organizational Development or similar program. - 3-5 years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources exempt professional position. - Strong leadership with demonstrated skills and ability to coach and develop others. - Strong knowledge of state and federal employment law and practices. - Working knowledge of benefits and compensation programs. - Familiar with best practices in Human Resources programs and processes. - Familiar with industrial operations. - High level of confidentiality. - Excellent organizational skills. Preferred - Specialized training in employment law, organizational development, employee relations, and preventative labor relations. - Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. - Prior cheese and/or dairy foods manufacturing experience. - Knowledge and ability to manage continuous improvement processes such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, etc. - Preferred experience with leading and/or supporting Continuous Improvement initiatives. - Knowledge and experience working within CI methodologies in the following areas:  Kaizen, Standard Work, 5S Program, Process Mapping, Cause Mapping, and Project Management.    Language and Technical Skills - Proficient computer knowledge, including Microsoft Office products. - Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to individuals at all levels within the company. - Familiarity or ability to learn SAP, or similar integrated manufacturing system. - Ability to influence upward, laterally, and downward without any direct line authority. Reasoning Ability - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. - Ability to determine the root cause to issues that arise, using skills of investigation, organizing thoughts and conclusions, and presenting these solutions to others. - Ability to deal with and understand different cultures. Physical Demands and Work Environment - This position will be exposed to both an office and production operations environment.  Industrial setting includes both wet and dry production areas with loud noise and varying degress of temperature from freezer to extreme heat. - Long periods of both sedentary activity and movement (walking/standing) is required. - Bending, squatting and climbing of steps may be needed occasionally. - 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.   Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran  
Requisition ID
2021-6505
Job Locations US-CA-Lemoore (West)
General Summary Technician is responsible for performing trouble shooting, repair, planned maintenance and preventive maintenance on plant equipment.   “Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location” JOB DESCRIPTION - Responsible for fabrication or modification of equipment to Leprino specs and standards. - Responsible for the installation of new or used equipment. - Responsible for repairs of building and all plant equipment. - Responsible for plant preventative maintenance. - Responsible to promptly respond to any equipment break downs or downtime when applicable. - Responsible to assist in shift coverage when applicable. - Responsible for welding repairs to plant equipment. - Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment. - Responsible to fulfill MEP requirements. - Perform any other duties as required by Maintenance Manager, Supervisor or Group Leader. QUALIFICATIONS - Must demonstrate knowledge of previous maintenance experience. - Welding skills including: arc, tig, mig, and sanitary welding. - Ability to design, layout and fabricate. - Ability to read blue prints and P&ID drawing. - Ability to work well with outside contractors. - Knowledge of electrical and mechanical troubleshooting. - Working knowledge of manufacturing equipment. - Ability to operate a forklift. - Knowledge and ability to perform work in a safe and organized manner. - Knowledge of proper safe use of hand tools. - Must have the ability to complete all assigned paperwork, per assignment. - Must have electrical experience in an industrial environment. Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: - Knowledge of GMPs. - Must be able to perform essential job functions of the position. - Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions. - Strong written and verbal communication skills. - Must be able to exercise judgment and make decisions. - Computer literacy. 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
2021-6413
Job Locations US-CA-Lemoore (West)
General Summary Waste Water Technician Is responsible for performing trouble shooting, repair, planned maintenance and preventive maintenance. Perform lab duties and operate all Waste Water machinery as needed. Must be able to work flexible shifts and schedules.   “Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location”
Requisition ID
2021-6409
Job Locations US-CA-Lemoore (West)
General Summary: The ODLP General Labor Position monitors cheese quality, adding back and/or bulking off cheese, inspection of product for extraneous, and assisting operators.
Requisition ID
2020-6376
Job Locations US-CA-Lemoore (West)
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 our daring vision, we’re looking for the 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 1000-person flagship “Lemoore West” facility in Lemoore, CA, we are seeking a highly qualified SeniorQualityAssuranceSupervisor (Sanitation) on our Plant Quality Execution 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.   - The Senior Supervisor of Sanitation is a key driver of plant compliance for sanitation and pest control, including recordkeeping, Sanitation Standard Work, Master Sanitation Schedules, CIP effectiveness, and chemical safety and effectiveness. - Influence plant management to direct resources to effectively support root cause and elimination of quality issues. - Help to ensure plant level preparedness for customer and regulatory inspections. - Coordinate the sanitation portion of all customer and regulatory audits and follow-up activities including any Corrective and Preventative Actions. - Work closely with Corporate Quality Assurance to assure proper follow up on all customer and regulatory issues (complaints, audits, and requests for information). - Help to drive the plant environmental sanitation activities and operates as the local subject matter expert on microbiological issues. - Operate as a local subject matter reference in applicable sanitation, audits, and environment policies, programs and systems. - Help to lead, teach, and inspire passion in all plant employees for product quality, food safety, and plant housekeeping. - Motivate the plant exempt and non-exempt workforce to assume ownership of all areas of the sanitation and audit systems. - Assist in driving core people development processes (hiring and promoting for success, technical/functional training, leadership development, and performance management) within the sanitation, audit, and environmental functions. - Supervise a team of Quality Leaders of sanitation to ensure sanitation best practices are followed across the entire site. - Continuously improves sanitation systems to improves key metrics. - Will you turn your passion into impact? At Leprino we are dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish millions of families around the world. It's a big responsibility and we hope you're up for it. - Accept a challenging 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. - Be humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, tenacious, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.   Offering You In Return: - Real career stability, leadership experience, and an ever-learning environment in our state-of-the-art operations. You will play a leading part with one of the most technologically advanced dairy foods company in the nation. Our proprietary processing technologies are almost a decade ahead of even our closest competitors. - 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 Lemoore, California: 30 minutes south of Fresno, an hour from the popular China Peak Ski Resort as well as Sequoia National Park, and a two-hour drive to Yosemite National Park.   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 - 3+ year of experience leading, mentoring, and/or delegating work to others - 5+ years of experience overseeing sanitation practices and/or responsible for the successful execution of environmental monitoring programs and driving corrective actions - Proficient computer knowledge, with familiarity or ability to learn SAP or other manufacturing computer systems - Knowledge of and passion for quality methods and techniques, including HACCP concept for food safety, quality assurance standards, food laboratory testing methods and operations, and statistical process control techniques - Knowledge and experience working within CI methodologies in the following areas:  Kaizen, Standard Work, 5S Program, Process Mapping, Cause Mapping, and Project Management.    You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications): - A Master’s in Microbiology or Chemistry including four (6) years as a quality assurance supervisor in a dairy manufacturing facility (cheese, yogurt, cream, or milk). - SQF Practitioner and PCQI certified.   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
2020-6236
Job Locations US-CA-Lemoore (West)
General Summary Responsible for operation preventative maintenance, rebuild, repair/troubleshooting and PM plan revision of all plant utility equipment, including calibration of instruments.  The utility systems include ammonia refrigeration, glycol, steam generation and point-of-use, water systems, air compressors and power distribution.   Hours, OT, Availability Shift hours are subject to sudden changes in required OT. While advanced notice cannot be guaranteed, effort will be made to communicate changes at least 24-hours prior.   � � Leprino Foods Company is an equal opportunity employer who supports a drug-free workplace. EOE/AA
Requisition ID
2020-6214
Job Locations US-CA-Lemoore (West)
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 Operations Supervisor with coaching and guidance from plant leadership, the Operations Supervisor will gain in-depth knowledge of all production processes from start-up to shut-down, and is expected to be able to make solid decisions pertaining to product quality, safety, and efficiencies for their applicable department rotation.  As part of their development process, Operations Supervisors are also responsible for monitoring aspects of team performance throughout their rotation, including product testing, equipment operations, product inventories, and employee scheduling to meet production needs. The Operations Supervisor will assist in building an effective employee team by engaging, mentoring, and developing hourly team members when applicable.   We Ask You to: Technical Training & Onboarding - Develops and demonstrates knowledge of production processes which assures that production yields and efficiencies are met as defined by budgetary and corporate standards. - Demonstrates developed people leadership skills in the production department rotation by supporting and implementing programs in training, safety, communications, performance recognition, and internal employee development in order to ensure peak employee productivity. Operations Management - Supervises daily shift operations to ensure production standards and quality parameters are met where needed. - Achieves targeted production volumes for area of responsibility. - Determines equipment repair needs and initiates maintenance work orders to minimize production downtime. - Helps to monitor team operations and makes recommendations for labor and manufacturing efficiency, cost savings, and quality improvements.  - Executes to the department’s financial performance goals to assure that a quality product is provided at the least possible cost.   - Helps to implement plant safety programs to ensure compliance and a safe working environment.  - Assists in leading and executing the department’s quality systems to achieve quality goals.  Leadership - Plans and schedules daily staffing needs to maximize labor efficiency and ensure production needs are met, with guidance. - Leads and coaches team employees when applicable.   - Helps to build and foster strong working relationships, collaboration within the 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.   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, paid parental leave, 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.   You Have (Mandatory Qualifications): - Minimum of two (2) years’ experience leading, mentoring, and/or delegating work to others , with 5+ years of experience in food manufacturing environment and/or additional education substituting experience where applicable. - Proficient computer knowledge, with familiarity or ability to learn SAP or other manufacturing computer systems   Preferred Qualifications: - College Degree in Food Science, Dairy Technology or related field - Dairy/Cheese Manufacturing Experience preferred - Previous supervisory experience in manufacturing environment - Knowledge and experience working within CI methodologies in the following areas:  Kaizen, Standard Work, 5S Program, Process Mapping, Cause Mapping, and Project Management.    A career with Leprino Foods means you’ll be part of a worldwide group of individuals dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Your contributions will be noticed and rewarded as you work to further our company, our customers, and one another.   Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at www.psychemedics.com
Requisition ID
2019-4859