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

Responsible for the daily performance and/or monitoring of sanitation duties, maintaining the interior appearance and cleanliness of non-production facilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Safely and properly use necessary PPE required for handling chemicals, fall protection when using ladders and safe operation of cardboard bailer, trash compactor, floor scrubbers and forklifts.
  • Consistently follow all GMP practices
  • Report any GMP/sanitation related areas of improvement
  • Always maintain sanitary conditions in all areas
  • Respond and aid in requests for additional services as needed or with the approval of the Food Safety Supervisor when requests interfere with completion of day to day responsibilities.
  • Provide prompt and courteous service to all internal and external customers.
  • Perform all duties as outlined on the Custodial Master Sanitation Schedule(s).
  • Monitor and report any broken fixtures, equipment, walls, flooring, ceilings and light fixtures immediately.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with ability to comply with deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to maintain professional standards and demonstrate sound judgment during peak periods of activity.
  • Concern for quality internal and external customer service.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to spend time in the cold box area and throughout the plant moving around inventory.
  • The employee will be required to operate a forklift and hand truck.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • 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. 
  • Help coach and train teammates and participate in on the job, buddy training.
  • Place high priority on food safety and sanitation by understanding and executing HCC’s food safety and sanitation policies and procedures.
  • Hold self and others accountable to HCC’s food safety & sanitation guidelines and policies by communicating any food safety incident, observation, or opportunity to your leadership team or teammates. 
  • Participate 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.
  • Report any safety issues, observations, opportunities to your teams and follow up.
  • Complete annual OSHA required safety training.
  • Complete annual Company safety training program(s).
  • Complete annual Food Safety overview training.
  • Promote Company Culture
  • Achieve common business goals through cooperative alignment with all departments.

What You Will Need

  • English skills must be proficient to understand, read, write and speak English
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts (days/Swings/graveyard).
  • Lift Truck Certification (within 30 days of employment)
  • Demonstrates proficiency on position-specific Needs Analysis.
  • Ability to lift 45lbs


What Will Put You Ahead

  • Experiance working with Microsoft Office Software such as Word, Excel and Outlook
  • AA degree (or equivalent work experience) in Business Administration or related field.
  • 1 year’s recent inventory control experience with MRO materials or related field. 

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 their respective area.
  • 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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