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Job Locations US-CA-Lemoore (West)
General Summary: The Production Clerk is responsible for processing data as well as providing Protein and Lactose Supervisors/Managers accurate and timely reports.  This will enable the management Team to make proper decisions and adjustments to have a positive effect on quality and financial results.
Requisition ID
2020-6243
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   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 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 Lemoore, CA “West” manufacturing facility, which also happens to be our largest plant with more than 1,000 employees, we are seeking an HR Generalist who will help us continue our successful trend in the dairy foods marketplace.
Requisition ID
2020-6212
Job Locations US-CA-Lemoore (West)
General Summary: The ODLP General Labor Part Time position monitors cheese quality, adding back and/or bulking off cheese, inspection of product for extraneous, and assisting operators.
Requisition ID
2020-6207
Job Locations US-CA-Lemoore (West)
  JOB DESCRIPTION - At all times, operate in a manner consistent with safe operating procedures. - Forklift operations to support any of the following: loading cheese & whey products, chemicals, ingredients or other supplies. - Assure all products are stored appropriately in an orderly fashion. - Assure cooler or dry storage areas are maintained in an orderly and sanitary condition. - Assist in load out order preparation assuring all products are controlled as per Leprino Foods policy. - Maintain organization of freezer and warehousing, assigned job duties as needed, assuring a smooth and efficient product flow. - Communicate between, co-workers, departments and supervision as required. - Must successfully complete JTPR and consistently perform work according to SOP. - Perform other duties as assigned.
Requisition ID
2020-6180
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?   Our team in Lemoore, CA is seeking an HR Manager I 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 fostering a healthy environment for the next generation of Leprino’s leaders to flourish?   - Support all plant HR operations in our 1000-person flagship cheese and whey manufacturing facility. Including the leadership, mentorship, and career development for all HR Supervisors, Generalists, and Associates. - Play a key role in driving the company's strong culture, succession management, organizational design, leadership development and assessment. - Recommend and implement practices necessary 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. - 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 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) - A Bachelor's in HR, OD, or other similar disciplines including six (6) years of progressive leadership experience as an HR Supervisor, HRBP, or HR Manager within a manufacturing environment. You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications) - 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 Supervisors or HR Generalists. - Preferred experience with leading and/or supporting Continuous Improvement initiatives. 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 Human Resources 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
2020-5209
Job Locations US-CA-Lemoore (West)
General Summary: Responsible for shipping operations for the Warehouse Department.
Requisition ID
2020-5194
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?   For our Lemoore Plant we are seeking a Supervisor, Quality. The Quality Supervisor executes on daily execution of the Plant’s Quality and Food Safety programs, processes, and systems to ensure that plant performance meets and/or exceeds company-wide expectations.   We Ask You to: - Establishes himself/ herself as the go to quality resource for daily decision making. Directs resources to execute in areas of ownership including testing, microbiology, environmental monitoring, sanitation/ sanitary design, risk assessments and all quality programs and systems. - Integrates with Production team in troubleshooting plant quality execution deficiencies, working with technical resources (Technical Services, Quality Assurance, R&D and Product Development) and plant management resources to identify root cause and eliminate recurring quality problems. - Coordinates with QE/ QA teams to assure proper compliance to customer and regulatory requirements (complaints, audits, requests for information).  Assures plant level preparedness for customer and regulatory inspections and product recalls. - Oversees sanitation systems and effectiveness and assures plant compliance with Food Safety (HACCP) systems.  - Analyses data and monitors trends to react to early warnings on issues. Establishes and drives achievement of Key Performance Indicators - The Quality Execution Supervisor role is one that requires strong leadership and area ownership; ensuring that all products made are meeting quality and food safety expectations. - Executes on Zero Tolerance for Food Safety culture, champions improvements for Employee Safety and drives Continuous Improvement. - Focusses in areas of employee development, performance management, and organizational planning, including hiring and promoting for success and technical development. - Assert food safety as a priority that cannot be compromised and ensures that the team is trained and qualified in a manner that meets food safety requirements. Assert food safety and food quality  as a priority that cannot be compromised and ensures that the team is trained and qualified in a manner that meets food safety and food quality  requirements - Champions the plant Quality Execution initiatives and operates as the local subject matter expert in applicable Quality Execution and Quality Assurance policies, programs, and systems, including hold and release functions.  Leads, teaches, and inspires passion in all plant employees for product quality, food safety, and plant housekeeping. - Educates plant personnel on, and assures plant compliance with, Quality Systems, including recordkeeping, laboratory execution and product grading, Quality Alert effectiveness, hold and release protocols and COA compliance.  - Drives and supports plant audit programs in ensuring that plant SOP’s are followed. - Manages financial budgets for ownership areas for 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, 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): - Requires Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Chemistry, Microbiology or other related fields - At least 3 years of experience in progressive Quality/ Production/ Engineering roles in a manufacturing environment.   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
2020-5149
Job Locations US-CA-Lemoore (West)
Responsible for the vacation relief of all Line 1 operators for the Cheese Make Department, all shift’s included.   “Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location”
Requisition ID
2020-5130
Job Locations US-CA-Lemoore (West)
General Summary: The Part Time general labor position you are required to be able to perform any of these duties,  monitors, inspects,  packaging quality, perform analytical testing, pulling samples, adding back cheese to line, inspecting product for extraneous and assisting with various duties.     “Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location”
Requisition ID
2020-5041
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   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
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
2019-4842
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
2018-2870