Production Supervisor (protein)

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 Production Supervisor is responsible for relative assigned shift and/or crew, manage to company personnel/food safety, quality, production, and leadership objectives. The Production Supervisor directly supervises production employees to maximize productivity on assigned shifts and areas.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Monitor and control PMO, USDA, CDFA and FDA compliance through established verification processes.
  • Effectively troubleshoots process deviations related to process control or mechanical up time, works closely with maintenance on scheduled and break in work.
  • Overseas production, ensuring all employee safety, quality and environmental standards are met.
  • Prioritize safety above all other job duties by having a safety first approach at all times.

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 4 years related experience.
  • Experience with production process and working closely with other departments.
  • CDFA Pasteurizer license.
  • Experience with SAP.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

This role requires physical exertion, exposure to potentially hazardous conditions or safety hazards. The majority of time is spending walking or standing.  There are occasional periods of sedentary work.  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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5A:Salary Range: USD (73339.0 - 110009.0) ANN 

Nearest Major Market: Merced