Leprino Foods GRDQ Technician 2 in Denver, Colorado

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?

For our Denver, CO corporate headquarters we are seeking a GRDQ Technician II on our corporate R&D/Quality team to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of product innovation, quality, and food safety. We take pride in our vision to be "world's best", it's why we work harder, invest more, and continually innovate.

What Does the Work Look Like?

  • Primary responsibility will be centered on ordering, organizing, preparing, and grading cheese samples for evaluation and/or submission to customers as directed by the Test Kitchen Manager.

  • Troubleshooting kitchen equipment performance issues, having a complete understanding of key customer product expectations, and creating structured reports with feedback as needed.

  • Work closely and support other departments including Product Development, Quality Assurance, R&D, Innovation, & Culinary.

  • Routinely access internal and external databases for basic product needs; inventory, chemistry, micro, and product grading attributes.

  • Build knowledge and technical expertise in the area of dairy based ingredients and applications.

  • We’re asking of you to turn your passion into impact. At Leprino we are dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish millions of families around the world. It's a big responsibility and we hope you're up for it.

  • The right candidate will accept a challenging environment where solving problems, continuous learning, and a high technical capability 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.

  • And last but not least: Be humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, tenacious, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee

Offering You In Return:

  • The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. Leprino couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible workforce. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with Leprino is our ultimate goal. Through competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, and sick time, matching 401(k), annual merit, incentives, and our annual Profit Sharing plan – Leprino hires to retire.

  • A chance to reside in sunny Denver, Colorado: 300 days of sunshine, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains and all its outdoor wonders!

A career with Leprino Foods means you’ll be part of a worldwide group of individuals dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Your contributions will be noticed and rewarded as you work to further our company, our customers, and one another. Apply today to learn more about our Global R&D and Quality career path.

The Right Candidate Will Have (Minimum Qualifications):

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of food preparation and ingredient application.

We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Previous experience in a food science or food safety position (internships included).

Requisition ID: 2018-2940

External Company Name: Leprino Foods Company

External Company URL: http://www.leprinofoods.com

Street: 1830 W. 38th Avenue