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Cheese Production Supervisor

Greeley, CO USA
Requisition ID:  26547
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Sep 8, 2022
Job Function:  Production Operations

Our newest state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Greeley, CO is seeking an outstanding Production Supervisor to join the Cheese team. Making fresh mozzarella day in and day out, your role is vital in bringing our organization to even larger levels of food quality, safety, and production efficiencies.

At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $74,000 and $88,000. This position has an annual target bonus of 10%.


  • Coordinate the team schedule to improve labor efficiency and ensure production needs are met.
  • Lead and mentor Cheese team members and foster strong working relationships by implementing programs in technical training, safety, quality, communications, performance recognition and internal employee development.
  • Creatively strategize solutions to reach targeted production volumes.
  • Dedicate time and resources to resolve equipment and maintenance related work orders to minimize production downtime.
  • Embody the mindset that safety is paramount, providing the team with the best training, equipment, and tools to be able to safely perform their jobs in a hazard free zone.
  • Lead and execute the department’s quality systems to achieve and exceed goals.
  • Monitor team operations and makes recommendations for labor and manufacturing efficiency, cost savings, and quality improvements.
  • Monitor the Cheese Department’s financial performance goals to ensure that a quality product is provided at the least possible cost.


You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, Chemical Engineering, OR equivalent work experience.
  • Two (2) years of previous experience as a supervisor, superintendent, or manager in a food, beverage, chemical, or pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
  • The ability and willingness to work a night shift schedule and other shift work as needed (the milk never stops coming).


We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • A Master’s in Food or Dairy Science, Food Technology, or Chemical Engineering including four (4) years as a production supervisor in a dairy manufacturing facility (cheese, yogurt, cream, or milk).


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 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 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: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Greeley