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Team Member II - Pay starting at $23.65/hr

Greeley, CO USA
Requisition ID:  28329
No of Openings:  40
Posted Date:  Mar 4, 2023
Job Function:  Facilities

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 Greeley Team is seeking a Skilled Operator / Team Member II to help us achieve our goals.


We Ask Of You To:

  • Be responsible for the safe operation of its 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.
  • Be responsible for maintaining 5S standards, and participating in and implementing continuous improvement.
  • Communicate effectively in relaying information to team members, team leads, supervisors, and managers as applicable.
  • Have strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Meet food safety and quality requirements by following the Food Safety Plan, Quality Plan and company policies.

We Offer You In Return:


At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role is $23.65 per hour.

  • 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, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, dedicated sick time, matching 401(k), annual merit increases and bonuses, as well as our annual Profit-Sharing plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.

You Must Have (Minimum Qualifications):

  • 6 months of experience in machine operation and troubleshooting in a manufacturing environment
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to speak, read and write the English language
  • Understanding of basic chemistry or biology, and basic lab equipment/testing through on the job experience, or through high school or college coursework
  • Basic math skills to be able to perform mathematical functions
  • Ability to complete required documentation, both in written and electronic form
  • Ability to enter and pull data from computer systems
  • Ability to access elevated work areas such as climbing ladders/stairs
  • Ability to understand and apply standard operating procedures
  • Ability to wear required personal protective equipment and comply with all applicable safety practices
  • Ability to lift moderate weights repeatedly throughout the shift.
  • Ability to stand/walk throughout the shift
  • Ability to work in hot, humid, and cold areas
  • Ability to work Overtime, Nights, Weekends, Holidays, and 12.5-hour shifts
  • Lifting Requirements:
    • 30 lbs Mid Chest Lift
    • 55 lbs Pallet to Head Lift
    • 44 lbs Chest to Head Lift
    • Stair Climbing
    • Ladder Climbing

We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications): 

  • 2 years of work experience in a manufacturing environment

“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, Greeley, Colorado 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

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