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Maintenance Equipment Trainer

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

A Maintenance Equipment Trainer works with the Maintenance Training and Development Administrator and Training and Development Coordinators to define and assess the type of training needed. Responsible for effectively training and developing employees using the appropriate training approach, methods and materials.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work (train and develop employees) during the ideal training window.
  • Must work a flexible schedule to meet training requirements.
  • Follow the outlined training curriculum as well as continually participate in improving of the training curriculum where ideal results are achieved.
  • Continually evaluate and assess new and existing employees in order to gauge their level of knowledge and the application of that knowledge. Utilize training to close the performance gaps where applicable.
  • Recognizes trends/indicators and reacts proactively to address potential problems. This would include people and processes.
  • Partner with and support respective department(s) through effective communication.
  • Participate in 30/60/85 day reviews to identify gaps in knowledge performance.
  • Promotes the Company Culture on a daily basis as well as reiterating and influencing expectations and behaviors of employees in training and employees who have completed training.
  • Document and track assigned content.
  • Facilitate training sessions.
  • Assist with writing new or existing training material for new and current equipment, processes, curriculum, etc.
  • Train maintenance technicians on proper maintenance techniques and equipment maintenance procedures. 
  • Assist in developing skills testing to determine each individual’s current level of expertise.
  • Understanding of how maintenance effects operations 
  • Attend classes, seminars and other training programs in order to stay current with the latest maintenance techniques. 
  • Achieve common business goals through cooperative alignment with all departments
  • Complete annual OSHA required safety training, annual Company safety training program(s), complete annual food Safety overview training and HCC level 1 leadership training

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 years’ experience in the training field or equivalent. 
  • 2 years of experience in the maintenance field
  • Exhibit patience and is empathic towards trainees. 
  • Skilled in communicating and working with different personality styles and training techniques. 
  • Tactical knowledge of production operations safety, quality, and throughput. 
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Software such as Word, Excel and Outlook 
  • Extensive knowledge of training processes and programs

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Skilled in working with different personality styles and training techniques
  • 4 years of experience in the maintenance field 
  • Train-the-Trainer Certification 
  • New equipment implantation through vendor facilitation and training 
  • Knowledge of standard dairy manufacturing concepts, practices, and procedures
  • HCC Leadership Level 1 completion

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are only a general representation of those that an employee may be required to successfully perform in order to complete the essential functions of this job.  Other physical demands may be required, depending on the nature of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.

  • 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.

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 

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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Nearest Major Market: Merced