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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 Fort Morgan, CO plant we are seeking a Human Resources Clerk on our fantastic Human Resources team to help us achieve the growth needed to continue moving our organization to even larger levels!
The Industrial Controls Technician reports to the Plant Maintenance Controls Supervisor.
The environment at the Fort Morgan plant is a production-focused operation using highly technical, constantly changing state-of-the-art equipment and methods. The facility is expected to operate at maximum efficiency 350+ run days per year and 18-20 hours of production time per day. This challenges the incumbent to complete scheduled work within tight time deadlines and troubleshoot, identify and solve real time problems on demand.
The Industrial Controls Technician is responsible for assisting the Controls Supervisor in the selection, installation, programming, documentation, training and knowledge of all plant industrial controls. They are also responsible for all computer integration of PLC’s, HMI’s and process controls within the facility. The Industrial Controls Technician is responsible for training of end users on the operations of newly installed or modified process or control systems. They are responsible for standardization of control systems and control logic designs, documentation of operational procedures and as-built drawings and logic. They will be the plant liaison for new system start up and commissioning by all outside controls contractors and system integrators to insure proper transfer of documented PLC programs changes and adequate training on the installation/changes that have been completed.
The Industrial Controls Technician is responsible for following up on control work that has been done by Maintenance Technicians. He will assist in troubleshooting of control and instrumentation equipment problems, and make repairs to equipment that is at fault and not part of the control system.
Some of the challenges in this position include reducing downtime with the updating of PLC logic and developing diagnostic tools with the data available through the controls; understanding the systems and keeping abreast of new technology to recommend upgrades that will reduce or eliminate problems; monitor and recommend adequate controls spare parts inventory; keeping control documentation up to date, and being available for off shift support.
Performance in this position can be measured by the timely completion of work, minimizing of machine downtime, development and utilization of diagnostic data for preventative maintenance, and thoroughness of new system designs and installations.
Knowledge and skills required to perform this position include general knowledge of industrial operations, working knowledge of various equipment and plant processes to understand, interpret and schedule work orders; strong technical and electrical aptitude (i.e., electronic controls, process controls, instrumentation, data networks, HMI systems, control and HMI software). The incumbent will be required to assess hardware and software and time requirements necessary for capital projects commissioning
This position requires responsibility for the knowledge of warehousing operations, familiarization with production operation/requirements, corporate and governmental policies, computer reports and safety procedures/policies.
This position works most weekends. Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Proetection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.
Provides clerical support to the assigned department(s).
The Department Clerk reports to the Department Manager or Sr. Supervisor. This position requires the incumbent to maintain security and confidentiality of documents and information.
The Department Clerk is responsible for organizing, prioritizing and accomplishing assigned clerical tasks with minimal supervision required. The position involves prioritizing tasks and paying attention to details in order to ensure that all work assignments receive proper follow-up and are completed in a timely and accurate manner.
This position performs a variety of duties. The General Laborer will inspect cheese quality, inspect packaging, package the cheese, ensure packaging quality, and perform sanitation of work area and equipment.
All other duties as assigned.
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The position reports to the Packaging Supervisor. No employees report to the position.
The General Labor employee is responsible for the safe operation of the associated equipment and/or processes, the quality of incoming raw materials, the quality of the outgoing products in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and safe work practices. This position is also responsible for maintaining 5S standards, and participating in and implementing continuous improvement.
The General Laborer must be able to communicate effectively in relaying information to team members, team leads, supervisors, and managers as applicable.
The General Laborer must be able to lift moderate weights repeatedly throughout the shift. The position holder is also required to stand/walk throughout the shift and must have the ability to work in hot, humid, and cold areas. The General Laborer must be able to work overtime and holidays when required. The operator must be able to read/write and perform basic arithmetic in order to understand the S.O.P.’s, Good Manufacturing Practices, and safe work practices.
The General Labor employee must be able to understand the requirements of the position and successfully demonstrate proficiency in the job specific PSOP job certification.
This position is responsible and accountable to ensure product meets food safety, regulatory, and quality requirements by following the Food Safety Plan, Quality Plan, and company policies.
This position requires the incumbent to work on site at the facility to be able to perform the associated job responsibilities.
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.