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Plant Technical Director

Lemoore (West), CA USA
Requisition ID:  6501
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Nov 20, 2021
Job Function:  Facilities

Within our flagship “Lemoore West” manufacturing facility located in Lemoore, California – Leprino is seeking a highly qualified Technical Director (Maintenance & Engineering) to lead our many plant technical teams in order to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of continuous improvement, innovation, 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.



Scope of Responsibility:

  • Daily volume of almost 12 million pounds of dairy product!
  • 1,000 person/760,000 square foot manufacturing plant (the largest Mozzarella plant on Earth!)
  • A team of over 125 (30 exempt and 90+ non-exempt) engineering, maintenance, and other technical personnel.


You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Ten (10) years of a technical background in the food, beverage, or consumer products industry.
  • Experience with ammonia systems, sanitary design, waste treatment, and process controls.
  • Capital plan management and ownership of all project ROIC in regard to engineering.
  • Leadership experience of large technical teams of at least 80 direct and indirect reports.

We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • A Master’s degree in Engineering or a related technical field.
  • Fifteen (15) experience as a Technical Manager/Director or a senior-level Engineering Manager at a large manufacturing facility.


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, medical/dental/vision coverage, tuition assistance, vacation, nine paid holidays, dedicated sick time, annual merit increases, as well as our combined 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 https://www.psychemedics.com
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: Fresno