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Lab 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 Lab Supervisor is responsible for providing supervisory and technical support to the Quality Assurance Team and Operations Team. Also, responsible for maximizing productivity of assigned shifts and areas at the highest quality and food safety standards.

Job Responsibilities

  • Works with plant management and other supervisory staff to maximize product quality and productivity.
  • Support Quality Assurance systems in order to satisfy internal and customer requirements to include process evaluation and product protection programs; process specifications and standards; sanitation programs, HACCP and GMP programs; production labeling; and product storage and distribution.
  • Responsible for generation of accurate results and information vital to the release of products and operation processes.
  • 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. 
  • Assist in the organization, development and task of customer visits and audits.
  • Assist with training, teaching, and educating employees on company policies, procedures, and standards. 
  • Monitor and control personal practices at the floor level, provides guidance, coaching and mentoring of hourly staff. 
  • Responsible for the management of lab EMP programs.

What You Will Need

  • High School diploma an 4 years related experience, Associates degree and 3 years related experience or Bachelor's degree and 1 years of related experience OR equivalent experience.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership, critical thinking, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts.
  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs.

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor's degree plus 2 years related experience or Master’s degree in related field SAP knowledge
  • Prior Lab Supervisory experience
  • Experience with SAP, SharePoint, and Ultimus

Physical Demands & Work Environment

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.

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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