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Maintenance Technician

Denver, CO USA
Requisition ID:  15261
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Aug 5, 2022
Job Function:  Production Maintenance

Within our corporate pilot plant located in Denver – Leprino is seeking a Maintenance Technician to support cheese production and processing, nutrition processing, maintenance, equipment fabrication, warehousing, and various research projects. Your days will not be the same as we use our Pilot Plant for research and development initiatives.


At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $28.87 and $33.20. This position has an annual target bonus of 3.5%.


Shift: Monday – Friday, typically 7am – 3pm.


  • Maintains, disassembles, and reassembles food manufacturing equipment.
  • Remains on‐call to handle breakdowns and problems within the pilot plant, makes repairs as needed.
  • Maintains pilot plant spare parts and equipment inventory in the CMMS system.
  • Routinely performs preventive maintenance procedures.
  • Communicates and troubleshoots complex problems with equipment; and makes recommendations for modification.
  • Installs and starts up new or prototype equipment and fabricates support equipment.
  • Welds equipment using 3A standards.
  • Frequently contacts equipment vendors to determine appropriate use of equipment, specify equipment type, and orders repair parts.
  • Fabricates stainless steel parts and auxiliary equipment.
  • Trains Pilot Plant employees in the use of new and existing equipment.
  • Always follows safety procedures.
  • Utilizes the pilot plant budget as a guideline for scheduling purchases and preventive maintenance visits.
  • Upon request, assists other departments with general maintenance and repair of building and equipment.
  • Familiar with utilities such as boiler, refrigeration, pneumatics and electrical
  • Be humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, innovative, results-oriented, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.


You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):

  • A High School Diploma or GED.
  • A valid Driver’s License.
  • Advanced vocational training in maintenance, welding, controls and fabrication
  • At least one year of experience in maintenance and fabrication
  • At least two years of experience in electrical and understanding electrical prints
  • Experience with food processing equipment, heli‐arc welding, and 3A Sanitary Standards


Leprino Foods embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.


Offering You In Return:

A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries and bonuses, life, medical/dental/vision coverage, voluntary benefits, employee assistance programs, wellness incentives, tuition assistance, vacation, nine paid holidays, sick time, paid parental leave, annual merit increases, as well as the LFC Profit-Sharing & 401(k) plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.


Our Story:

Leprino Foods’ history dates back over 70 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 world’s largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, 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 bold vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member 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?


Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at
Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.
Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: Denver