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E&I Supervisor

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 E&I Supervisor is responsible for the effective execution of all E&I maintenance and related projects within the plants at HCC. Must facilitate the development of a highly skilled, well trained, committed and spirited E&I team to support the plant operations in their quest for high quality, low cost objectives as defined by the mission of Hilmar Cheese Company.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a safe and effective working environment for the E&I Team.
  • Reviews available planned job package for completeness and correctness.  Refines and finalizes labor, parts, and priorities.
  • Advise planner/scheduler of any changes and logic behind them.
  • Confirm that an adequate number of E&I techs are assigned to each job and that all jobs are prioritized accordingly.
  • Assure that all jobs will be done economically, efficiently, and safely.  
  • Ensure, at the start of the shift and throughout the day, the prompt assignment of E&I techs to specific jobs, which are appropriate to their possessed skills and/or to their training needs.
  • Control time-lost between jobs and at breaks and shift changes.
  • Make tactical decisions when necessary; staying as close to schedule as possible.
  • Follow-up with E&I techs on suggestions of ways to improve either planning or job methods.
  • Coordinates E&I related efforts between shifts to achieve orderly change over.
  • Devote ample time and attention to formal and on-the-job training to enable technicians to maintain/develop a high level of expertise with both new and existing equipment.
  • Communicate with Maintenance, Production and Planning to coordinate electronic and instrumentation related items to be completed. 
  • Provide detailed reports on downtime issues to promote proactive responses and practices.
  • Use SAP to create work orders.  Training of Technicians on the use of SAP and generating work requests. 
  • Maintain an “On Call” status for breakdowns.

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 and 1 year of related experience or equivalent.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership, critical thinking, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • 1 year of industrial maintenance experience.
  • Strong knowledge of all types of electrical systems including PLC, Line and Control circuitry.
  • Ability to lift 60 lbs

What Will Put You Ahead

  • High School Diplomas and 6 years of related experience, OR Associate’s degree in related field plus 3 years related experience, OR Bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience or equivalent.  
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to multi-task and have great communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • 3 years of facilities/industrial maintenance experience.
  • PLC, HMI or DCS certifications 
  • Experience with SAP

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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