Central Receiving Clerk

At Hilmar Cheese Company we improve lives around the world through wholesome dairy products. Since our founding in 1984, Hilmar Cheese Company has been committed to innovation and sustainability. Our state-of-the art production facilities convert an abundance of locally sourced high-quality milk into a variety of nutritious cheeses, whey protein and lactose. The Cheese and Ingredients that we produce create a wide variety of retail and food service products from sliced and shredded cheeses, to protein supplements and infant formula. We are a trusted partner to premier food and beverage brands in for than fifty countries helping bring their vision into reality.


Throughout our decades of success and growth we have remained committed to our mission and values and these principles unite our people and guide all that we do.

A Typical Day

The Central Receiving Clerk is responsible for inventory activities related to the receipt, inspection, verification, documentation, and assignment of materials delivered to the company. This position also provides support to the Production Material Coordinator and Purchasing Manager.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for receiving all raw material items scheduled for WHEY dock that are required for production.
  • Responsible for inspecting all inbound materials to ensure product conformity and quality standards are maintained.
  • Responsible for gathering, organizing and disseminating all necessary documentation to ensure all federal, state or other parties’ needs for this information is met and maintained on required items.
  • Accurately process all receipts and other documentation necessary for proper inventory control.
  • Assists in providing prompt and courteous service to all internal and external customers.
  • Responsible for direct material movements to all plants for daily production.
  • Work in unison with the HCC mission statement promoting mutually beneficial, long term vendor relationships through customer focus, continuous improvement, supplier cooperation and quality thinking.
  • Responsible for demonstrating organizational skills with the ability to comply with deadlines.
  • Ability to work with and maintain a computerized inventory system.
  • Ability to maintain professional standards and demonstrate sound judgment during peak periods of activity.
  • The employee will be required to operate a forklift and hand truck.
  • Assist in coaching and training teammates, and participate in on the job training.
  • Active participation and ownership in your training and development program and associated activities, classes and events, which will be held before, during, after shifts and during scheduled days off.  
  • Place high priority on food safety and sanitation by understanding and executing HCC’s food safety and sanitation policies and procedures. This includes communicating any food safety incident, observation, or opportunity to your leadership team or teammates as well as participating in food safety and sanitation root cause analysis and improvement activities when required. 
  • Prioritize safety above all other job duties by having a safety first approach at all times. This includes reporting any safety issues, observations, opportunities to your teams and follow up. 

What You Will Need

  • English skills must be proficient to understand, read, write and speak English
  • Must be able to work 8-hour variable shifts, including weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. 
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Software such as Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to lift up to 60lbs
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment 
  • Forklift experience

What Will Put You Ahead

  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • SAP experience
  • Dairy manufacturing experience
  • Inventory control experience with direct materials or related field.  
  • Experience in first in, first out (FIFO) stocking method

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to:

  • Stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Stand and walk almost the entire workday
  • Employees must be physically capable of working in any of the job tasks within the milk plant.
  • Required to work at heights and in fairly small areas.
  • Pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, handling and grasping, twisting/turning, repetitive bending.

Food safety is a companywide responsibility and each employee must know their role in the manufacture and distribution of safe, wholesome, and high quality products.


This description is a general statement and does not include other duties as assigned

Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/EEO. We participate in E-Verify.

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Nearest Major Market: Amarillo