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Leprino Foods Product Evaluation Technician I in Denver, Colorado

Leprino Foods’ history dates to over 65 years ago, when the Leprino family first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, we are the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by the Leprino family, we’ve set our sights to become the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that ambitious vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: motivated individuals who are the absolute best at what they do. From three people in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?

For our Denver corporate headquarters, we are seeking a Product Evaluation Technician I. The Product Evaluation Technician I is centered on ordering, organizing, preparing, and grading cheese samples for evaluation and/or submission to customers as directed by the Test Kitchen Manager. Additional support functions include troubleshooting kitchen equipment performance issues, having a complete understanding of key customer product expectations, and creating structured reports with feedback as needed. This position is also responsible for cleaning and organizing assigned work areas and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies.

We Ask Of You To:

  • Receives and prepares samples for routine and project related evaluation and customer submission.

  • Organizes, executes, and documents product evaluations.

  • Executes daily and weekly cleaning responsibilities.

  • Organizes, cleans, and maintains test kitchen, warehouse workspace, R&D coolers and freezers with a 5S mindset.

  • Routinely accesses internal and external databases for basic product project needs; inventory, chemistry, microbiology, and product grading attributes.

  • Provides support to plants during trials.

  • Participates in customer dinners by setting up tables, preparing food, serving food, breaking down tables, and cleaning up.

  • Participates in trade shows at customer locations to provide product knowledge and training.

  • Builds knowledge and technical expertise in dairy based ingredients and applications; incorporates into a personal development plan.


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.

You Have (Mandatory Qualifications):

  • At least one year of experience in the food service industry

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; SAP experience is preferred

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 Human Resources career path.

At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $18.52 per hour and $20.83 per hour.

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

Requisition ID: 2020-6348

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Street: 1830 W. 38th Avenue

Post End Date: 7/1/2021