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Asset Program Manager

At Hilmar Cheese Company we improve lives around the world. Committed to innovation and sustainability, Hilmar Cheese Company, and our division, Hilmar Ingredients, serves customers in more than 50 countries. State-of-the art production facilities in California and Texas convert an abundance of high-quality milk into a variety of nutritious cheeses, whey protein and lactose.

A Typical Day

The Asset Program Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing sustainability of the Company’s Asset Management Program. Coordinate with Maintenance, Engineering, and Operations to ensure maximum asset value is achieved across all sites.

Job Responsibilities
  • Establish asset management programs that systematically align all asset related policies, procedures, functions, roles, responsibilities, activities and resources with the Strategic Plan of the business.
  • Create, implement, and communicate policies, objectives, plans, controls, and processes that facilitate the strategic business plans around maintenance asset management.
  • Recommend and implement preventative, predictive, and autonomous maintenance processes.
  • Routinely monitor and review the asset management program to assure that the business goals are being addressed and achieved.
  • Ensure and maintain integrity of SAP Master Data.
  • Establish and track Asset Management Program metrics based on company strategic goals. Take action to correct missed metrics. 
  • Communicate Asset Management Program progress to management and other departments.
  • Create strong morale and team spirit
  • Share wins and successes
  • Foster open dialogue
  • Develop and mentor professional growth and advancement of department staff.
  • 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
  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • 5+ years of experience in plant maintenance or asset management.
  • Working knowledge of SAP pertaining to maintenance processes and control of asset Master Data.
What Will Put You Ahead
  • Bachelors and/or Advanced Degree in a related technical field
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 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.
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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