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Job Locations US-MI-Allendale
Maintenance and cleaning of all areas assigned in a satisfactory condition at all times adhering to sanitary, safety and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) at all times. This is a temporary position primarilly cleaning public areas like the break room and meeting conference rooms. Work hours are 8pm - 3:30am. The schedule is Sunday - Wednesday.
Requisition ID
2020-6278
Job Locations US-MI-Allendale
Maintenance and cleaning of all areas assigned in a satisfactory condition at all times adhering to sanitary, safety and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) at all times. This is a part-time temporary position primarilly cleaning public areas like the break room and meeting conference rooms. Schedule: Work hours are 2pm - 7pm. Scheduled to work Friday - Monday every other week.
Requisition ID
2020-6270
Job Locations US-MI-Allendale
This position requires the safe operation of the whey bagging line in accordance with standard operating procedures while monitoring the quality of the outgoing product.
Requisition ID
2020-6257
Job Locations US-MI-Allendale
This position requires the safe operation of the whey bagging line in accordance with standard operating procedures while monitoring the quality of the outgoing product.
Requisition ID
2020-6252
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 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 Allendale, MI manufacturing facility, we are seeking a highly qualified Maintenance Manager on our Plant leadership team to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of food quality, reliability, 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.   - Report directly to the Plant Engineering Manager as you champion the Plant’s Maintenance & Reliability programs, processes, and systems to ensure that plant performance exceeds company-wide expectations. - Manages the maintenance function (multiple maintenance supervisors) for the plant to assure adequate cost-effective utilities and power are provided along with the quality and quantity of maintenance support required to meet production needs. - This position prepares and monitors the department budget, directs the purchasing of spare parts and determines minimum inventory levels, initiates work orders, and reviews general plant equipment repairs.  - Participates in capital projects by aiding in the development of project scope, specifying controls and equipment to be used, directing installation efforts, and monitoring start-up, troubleshooting and maintenance training of new systems. - 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. - Drive core people development processes within the Maintenance department, such as hiring and promoting for success, technical/functional training, leadership development, and performance management. - Identify opportunities before they become a problem, focusing on root cause analysis and preventative action. - 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 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 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): - Eight (8) years of total maintenance experience most recently operating as a Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Superintendent, or Senior Maintenance Supervisor in a large industrial facility. - Extensive knowledge of equipment theory and history, electrical operations, advanced process controls, power generation, ammonia refrigeration, pneumatics, thermodynamics, welding, machining, food processing and sanitation, and maintenance scheduling.   You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications): - A Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering, Industrial Maintenance, or related field. - Dairy/Cheese 24/7 operation manufacturing experience   “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, 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
2020-6235
Job Locations US-MI-Allendale
This position is responsible for relief coverage of all operator positions in the P­rocessing Department.
Requisition ID
2020-6227
Job Locations US-MI-Allendale
Our Processing department takes cheese in its bulk form and processes (shreds, dices, freezes, bags, boxes) it so that it is ready to ship to our customers. The Line Attendant position is the backbone of our Processing department and is responsible for loading cheese onto a moving conveyor, folding bags, processing rework and performing general housekeeping duties.
Requisition ID
2020-6226
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
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 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