Loss Monitor

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 Loss Monitor will be responsible for minimizing milk solids, chemical, water, and finished product losses through the daily monitoring of waste streams from all Hilmar and Turlock site production areas. Additionally will be responsible for carrying out other Loss Reduction duties in support of Plant operations.

Job Responsibilities

•Lead joint efforts with manufacturing management and supervision to establish process control management standard of performance through which data collected will drive loss response-action and improvement, including process parameters and action levels. 
•Manage the daily sample collection, submission and testing of all Loss Monitoring stations.
•Assessment and quantification of product losses as well as timely reporting of results to production staff.
•Report as required on the performance of loss monitoring systems and keep Process/Project Engineers, Technical Services, Quality, Maintenance/E&I, and Water Reclamation staff inform of incidents and trends likely to affect the site’s results.
•Ensure Loss Monitoring stations, measurement equipment are properly calibrated and maintained.
•Coordinate with Maintenance to ensure regular maintenance is carried out on loss monitoring equipment.
•Report daily updates of loss monitoring test results into Site database.
•Initiate/facilitate investigations into losses greater than expected or target levels.
•Propose, coordinate and execute projects that enhance plant processes or procedures and result in loss reduction.
•Effectively summarize and present technical information to a variety of audiences.
•Required to support waste water flow deviations/interruptions as needed, which may include nights and weekends.

What You Will Need

•High School Diploma and 4 years related experience, OR Associate's degree in related field plus 2 years related experience, OR Bachelor's degree.
•Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
•Strong verbal communication skills.

What Will Put You Ahead

•Bachelor's degree in related field plus 2 years related experience.
•Journey-level knowledge of dairy production processes and common area or product loss.
•Journey-level knowledge of CIP systems.
•Ability to read and interpret laboratory analyses.
•Ability to communicate and manage change successfully.
•Working knowledge of FT instrumentation and Historian software.
•Previous experience performing routine preventive maintenance and troubleshooting of flow monitoring equipment and analyzers.

Physical Demands

The role has periods of time when the work environment is sedentary and conducted in an office environment balanced with frequent occasions that require prolonged walking or standing, lifting/ carrying/handling moderate weight objects on a regular basis.   Is required to wear PPE and have a regular presence in manufacturing and warehouse environments in both temperature controlled and uncontrolled locations. Must frequently interact with people verbally.  Specific details of the essential functions of the position is available in the Job Safety Analysis, made available on request.

Work Environment

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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