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Maintenance Materials Clerk

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 Maintenance Materials Clerk is responsible for monitoring and maintaining min/max levels for maintenance parts inventory.  Responsibilities will include, receiving materials, which include: verification of contents, counts, weights, or measures of incoming materials to information against packing lists and purchase order documents.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for examination of incoming shipments and rejection of damaged goods.
  • Required to operate a forklift, or use hand truck to move incoming shipments from shipping and receiving dock to storage, or customer designated area.
  • Responsible for allocation and distribution of parts, inventory items, and tools.
  • Responsible for data input of all part inventory movements.
  • Responsible for Identification tags and traceability of all outside inventory containers contents.
  • Responsible for completion of cycle counts on a weekly basis. 
  • Responsible for the efficient and orderly operation of the stock room. 
  • Responsible for receiving and storing a wide variety of materials, supplies, parts, simple hand tools, etc. 
  • Responsible for selecting and properly identify suitable storage locations, such as shelves, bins, containers, and racks for all articles.
  • Accurately fills orders to reservations in a timely manner.
  • 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.  
  • Assist in coaching and training teammates, and participate in on the job training.
  • Place high priority on food safety and sanitation by understanding and executing HCC’s food safety and sanitation policies and procedures. This includes communicating any food safety incident, observation, or opportunity to your leadership team or teammates as well as participating in food safety and sanitation root cause analysis and improvement activities when required. 
  • Prioritize safety above all other job duties by having a safety first approach at all times. This includes reporting any safety issues, observations, opportunities to your teams and follow up. 

What You Will Need

  • English skills must be proficient to understand, read, write and speak English
  • Must be able to work 12 hour shifts, including weekends, holidays and over time as needed
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Software such as Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Knowledge of warehouse management software
  • Ability to lift up to 60lbs

What Will Put You Ahead

  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • APICS accreditation or Parts Management experience
  • SAP experience 
  • Forklift Experience 
  • Inventory control experience with MRO materials or related field 
  • Skilled as a Chemical Receiver or Central Receiving Clerk (Level 2 roles) 

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 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

Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/EEO. We participate in E-Verify.

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Nearest Major Market: Merced