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Engineering Manager

Lemoore (West), CA USA
Requisition ID:  12968
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Jul 24, 2022
Job Function:  Facilities

Within our flagship “Lemoore West” manufacturing facility located in Lemoore, California – Leprino is seeking an Engineering Manager on our plant engineering team to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of technological advancement, food quality and production efficiencies.


  • Providing leadership to the Engineering department by implementing and maintaining programs in technical training, safety, quality, communications, performance recognition, and internal employee development to drive peak employee efficiency.
  • Develop and manage all capital projects to ensure consistency with capital program objectives and scope, timeliness of schedule, accurate documentation and operating procedures, capital cost accounting and control, and disposition of project funds.
  • Actively own the processes for performance management, employee development, and engagement.
  • Build and foster strong working relationships, collaborative teams, and a positive work environment.
  • Identify capital projects and engineering processes that lead to maximum equipment uptime to meet company and customer specifications and government regulations.
  • Sets standards for safety involvement and accountability in the department and leads by example.
  • Prepare the engineering budget, develop capital programs, control capital spending, report progress to department management, connect with local, state, federal, government, and independent agencies to ensure appropriate permits and compliance with governmental regulations.
  • Lead the Engineering department’s financial performance to assure that a quality product is provided at the least possible cost.
  • Accept a challenging environment where solving problems, continuous learning, and a high technical curiosity 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.
  • Forbes once called Leprino Foods a “Biotech company wrapped up in the food business”. With our sophisticated manufacturing operations, this is the place to build your career as a highly technical leader.
  • Be humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, innovative, results-oriented, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.

You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering subject area.
  • Two (2) years of leadership experience and skills in leading, influencing and working with engineers and maintenance professionals.
  • Proven experience in food manufacturing.
  • Project Management and Capital Projects experience
  • The ability to perform shift work in a 24/7 operational plant (the milk never stops coming).

We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Knowledge of engineering principles, design theory, maintenance systems, process methodology, sanitation practices, regulatory standards, energy systems and design.
  • Financial administration in areas of capital expenditures and budget management.
  • Direct leadership over supervisors.


Leprino Foods celebrates and supports diversity. We believe in equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We know we are better together and are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive culture that leverages the unique talents, experiences, background, and perspectives of each individual employee.

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 almost 5,000 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?

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