E&I Technician

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

Electrical repair and upkeep of all plant electrical equipment, processes and Facilites in the areas of the cheese plants, milk receiving, whey plants, water treatment, and permeate plant. Repair, calibrate, troubleshoot and maintain all plant control systems and electronic peripheral devices of Hilmar Cheese Company.

Job Responsibilities

  • Basic understanding of ladder logic and programming fundamentals.
  • Ongoing support of Operations and Maintenance Teams for their specific Control Systems, service needs.
  • Maintain documentation for all Control Systems and electrical schematics for Production Plants.
  • Assist engineering/maintenance in project checkouts during commissioning of new equipment.
  • Knowledge of single loop control instruments.
  • Assist in repair calibration of all peripheral electrical and electronic equipment to include thermal, ink jet, and direct thermal printers, motion and static scales in all plants to maximize effectiveness and quality of repaired equipment.
  • Assist in calibration of all instruments, to include flow, temperature, pressure, metal detection and analytical; document calibration data.
  • Troubleshooting of all PLC and control issues.  
  • Understanding of AC and DC variable speed drives.
  • Able to troubleshoot and repair 480/277v, 240/120v, and 24v circuits.
  • Communicate in a team environment.
  • Properly prioritize issues and take personal accountability to make sure all repairs fit the core value of “excellence”
  • Promote Company Culture
  • Achieve common business goals through cooperative alignment with all departments.
  • 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. 
  • Must be willing and able to participate in departmental skills training program to achieve pay grade as outlined
  • 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. 
  • Participate in departmental safety teams.
  • Be part of the ERT team for the site.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and promote company culture.

What You Will Need

  • English skills must be proficient to understand, read, write and speak English
  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • 1 year industrial maintenance experience
  • Working knowledge of E&I instruments, i.e. heart, fluke, megger, hy-pot etc…
  • Ability to read one line drawings

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Demonstrates proficiency on position specific maintenance skills requirement forms
  • SAP knowledge 
  • Industrial maintenance experience  
  • AA degree in related field 
  • Device net experience 
  • Programing knowledge 
  • Computer Proficient

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 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.

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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