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HR Generalist

Lemoore (West), CA USA
Requisition ID:  8061
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Feb 3, 2023
Job Function:  Production Operations

Within our flagship “Lemoore West” manufacturing facility located in Lemoore, California – Leprino is seeking an HR Generalist with experience handling a broad range of human resources functions to help grow, mentor, and support the 1,000 employees that call this facility home. Will you turn your passion for people into impact by directly contributing to fostering a healthy environment for the next generation of Leprino’s leaders to thrive?


At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $77,000 and $90,000. This position has an annual target bonus of 5%. 


  • Support the Plant HR Manager in driving the company’s strong culture, succession management, organizational design, leadership development and assessment, and Company initiatives.
  • Partner with designated business unit within the facility to deliver valuable service to leadership and employees that reflect the strategic objectives of the organization.
  • Advise with front-line leadership, providing HR guidance when appropriate.
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies.
  • Handle and resolve complex employee relations issues.
  • Conduct effective, detailed and objective investigations.
  • Coach and mentor front-line supervisors on defined leadership proficiencies and employee engagement.
  • Engage a diverse workforce throughout the employee life cycle.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement through performance management.
  • Lead the change management projects for the business unit.
  • Ensure facility compliance with all existing federal, California state, and local governmental employment laws.
  • Conduct internal audits of HR Policy and procedure application.
  • Provide day-to-day support and guidance for employees and leadership related to benefits, compensation, leave of absences, conflict resolution, performance management, disciplinary action, recognition, and engagement activities.
  • Serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the HR department.
  • Accept an exciting 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.


We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • A Bachelor's in HR, OD, or other similar fields including three (3) years of experience as an HR Associate/Specialist or Generalist within a manufacturing environment.
  • Solid knowledge of California and Federal employment law and practices.
  • Are humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, innovative, results-oriented, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.


We hope you also have:

  • Experience in employment law, OD and planning, labor relations, safety, and training.
  • Continuous Improvement knowledge and experience within either Kaizen, Standard Work, 5S Program, Process Mapping, Cause Mapping, or Project Management.
  • A Master’s in Labor Relations, HR Management, or OD including a PHR, SPHR, or SHRM-CP (and SCP) certification.
  • Experience in a 24/7 dairy manufacturing environment with leadership over HR Supervisors or HR Generalists.


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, 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?

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Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

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