Electrical Systems Integrator Senior

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 Senior Electrical Engineer & Systems Integrator is responsible for Coordinating and implement plant electrical & control system plans to meet strategic plan objectives of Hilmar Cheese Company.

Job Responsibilities

•Prepare concept design and cost estimates for Electrical Distribution & Controls Systems for projects in the Annual Capital Plan.
•Implement Annual Capital Plan in specific area of responsibility.  Coordinate projects to minimize Plant downtime while completing projects on time and within budget.
•Perform detailed calculations to establish standards and specifications for electrical distribution systems.
•Inspect installations and observe operations to ensure compliance with electrical design and electrical equipment specifications and safety standards.
•Ongoing support of Operations Team for their specific Control Systems upgrade, modifications, training, and service needs.
•Maintain documentation for all Control Systems and electrical schematics for Production Plants.
•Maximize effectiveness of Electrical Contractors through daily interaction with crew leader and using a well-defined project scoping.  Ensure Contractor is following company requirements for security, safety, and good manufacturing practices.
•Communicate weekly with Production teams via transition meetings as to the current status of relevant projects, including schedules and capital issues 
•Coordinate electrical system reliability with local electrical utility company.
•Computer & network design/troubleshooting proficient
•Problem solve and troubleshoot as the need arise.
•Provide support & training for electrical distribution system.
•Use computer-assisted engineering software (AutoCAD) to perform engineering tasks.

What You Will Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and 7 years’ electrical engineering equivalent experience or experience
  • Demonstrate ability to lead contract labor and in-house resources outside of your direct influence. 
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Software such as Outlook and electrical engineering software
  • Working knowledge of electrical code requirements.
  • Process control systems hardware and software expert.
  • Understanding of electrical distribution systems and electrical design for plants.
  • Strong understanding of electrical manufacturing processes.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

What Will Put You Ahead

  • 10 years electrical engineering experience
  • SAP experience
  • Dairy experience   

Physical Demands


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 cheese 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.

Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 is frequently exposed to the following: 

  • Exposure to dust, fumes, smoke, gases, or other irritating substances.
  • Exposure to solvents or chemicals.
  • Exposure to slippery walking surfaces: water.
  • Exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity depending on time of year.

Working surface is primarily concrete. Where standing is required, there are rubber mats which are one-half inch thick.

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