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Roswell, NM - Cheese Slurry P2 Operator

Roswell, NM, USA
Requisition ID:  8659
No of Openings:  2
Posted Date:  Jan 8, 2022
Job Function:  Facilities

Leprino Foods Company, a global leader in the dairy food and ingredient industry, is seeking a Cheese Slurry (P2) Operator to join our team located in Roswell, NM. Leprino Foods is the world's largest supplier of mozzarella cheese and one of the largest suppliers of premium dairy nutrition ingredients. Our customers and business partners span the globe and include many of the world's largest food companies, restaurant chains and distributors.


The Slurry (P2) Operator operates the P2 equipment in a safe and effective manner; maintaining a clean environment and adhering to all the GMP’s, SOP’s, and Critical Control Points pertaining to Food Safety and USDA regulations.


The Slurry (P2) Operator must be able to perform basic mathematical functions.  The Slurry (P2) Operator must be able to communicate well between all departments and different areas within those departments such as Whey, Warehouse, Cheese Noltec area, and Cheese Mixers area. Must be able to make computer adjustments to adjust temperature, pumps, etc to meet product specifications and parameters. Have the ability to know how to enable the cleaning CIP process and mix the right amount of chemicals to effectively clean equipment.  


If you like to work in a fast paced environment this may be the opportunity you have been waiting for. We offer a comprehensive total compensation package which includes; competitive wages, full benefits, bonus program, 401k employer match and profit sharing.


At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $19.46 and $20.49.


In addition, as a reminder, the law states we must provide a general description of any bonuses, commissions, or other forms of compensation that are being offered for the job; and a general description of all employment benefits the employer is offering for the position, including health care benefits, retirement benefits, any benefits permitting paid days off (including sick leave, parental leave, and paid time off or vacation benefits), and any other benefits that must be reported for federal tax purposes, but not benefits in the form of minor perks.


We Ask of  You:

  • Hook up for product. Physically make all needed connections. Inspect for any leaks.
  • Records product temperature, pH, addition rates, ingredients, and other parameters and input this information into the computer.
  • Perform correct procedures as necessary for legal pasteurization. Maintain legal pasteurization records.
  • Performs filter changes to maintain a safe product flow through the pipes and secure a safe and high-quality product.
  • Set parameters at the beginning of the shift to make sure the product has the right temperature, pH level and addition rate.
  • Make sure all equipment is working properly. Monitor computer screen to ensure proper operation of all pumps and equipment.
  • Check can fills to ensure the correct amount of product is added throughout the run.
  • Change gaskets and clamps. Ensure the proper installation of these important machine components.
  • Inspect Magnets. Ensure magnets are free from any extraneous that may fall in the product. Clean and replace magnets into proper area.
  • Calibrate and check powder can fill.
  • Montitor Readco mixer: inspect auger, properly and safely close and hook up for product.
  • Changes pipes and elbows to start the CIP process, making sure all pipes are connected to the right end to avoid product and chemical mixture.
  • Properly clean and sanitize all equipment as required by company procedures, maintain good housekeeping in area.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Forepersons and Supervisors.
  • Ability to work in an environment that is higher in ambient temperature and humid
  • Ability to work safely around chemicals.
  • Candidate must possess good communication skills.
  • Have the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.


We Offer 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, 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.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Ability to perform essential job functions safely..
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Must be able to work Sunday - Saturday, off-shifts, weekends, holidays, and required overtime to support a 24 hour/7 day operation.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 8.5 hours.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete work assignments with high degree of accuracy


    Language and Technical Skills

    • Good communication skills
    • Able to read, write, and speak the English language
    • Able to read, write, and perform intermediate mathematical calculations
    • Must be able to maintain accurate records 

    Reasoning Ability

    • Good time management skills
    • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
    • Able to interpret data and make necessary decisions


    Physical Demands and Work Environment

    • This position will be exposed inside ambient temperatures and may include  a wet / slippery environment with loud noise in varying degrees of temperature
    • Specific vision may be required for this position, including close vision, distance vision, color and depth perception, and the ability to read computer screens for extended time periods
    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50-60 pounds
    • Bending, squatting, reaching, and climbing up stairs/ladders are required throughout the shift.
    • Standing and walking are required throughout the shift.


    Leprino Foods Company is an equal opportunity employer who supports a drug-free workplace. EOE/AA


    Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location


    Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at www.psychemedics.com.


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

Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at 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: Albuquerque