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Sr. Construction Project Coordinator

At Hilmar Cheese Company we improve lives around the world. Committed to innovation and sustainability, Hilmar Cheese Company, and our division, Hilmar Ingredients, serves customers in more than 50 countries. State-of-the art production facilities in California and Texas convert an abundance of high-quality milk into a variety of nutritious cheeses, whey protein and lactose.

A Typical Day

The Sr. Construction Project Coordinator is responsible for supporting the implementation of capital plans that accomplish goals of the Steering Team and the Strategic Plan of Hilmar Cheese Company. At the direction of the Construction Manager, coordinate short and long term construction.

Job Responsibilities
  • Implement capital plan with projects meeting schedule and being completed on time, on budget for assigned areas.
  • Prepare design concept drawings, cost estimates, and project scoping for capital plan.
  • Manage projects using the Engineering Project Management Program SOP.
  • Coordinate and facilitate projects with operations, maintenance, engineering and outside contractors.
  • Ensure integrity of existing building and structural assets.
  • Work closely with teams associated with the application, research and development of products and processes.
  • Ensure engineering drawings (P&ID’s, equipment layout drawings, etc.) are kept updated with all assigned engineering projects and system modifications.
  • Maximize effectiveness of outside resources (specifically construction contractors, stainless welding crews, mechanical contractors, and installation contractors) through daily interaction with crew leaders and well-defined project scoping.
  • Monitor and ensure that outside resources are following HCC requirements for security, quality, food safety, employee safety, and good manufacturing practices.
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 and 5 years of construction experience, preferably in the food & beverage industry OR Bachelor's degree and 2 years of construction experience, preferably in the food & beverage industry.
  • Software program proficiency of intermediate level is required in: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
What Will Put You Ahead
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Project accounting and estimating
  • Project scheduling
  • Process and sanitary equipment design and installation, including controls
  • Strategic knowledge of production operations management for quality, yield, cost and efficiency
  • Project cost justification
  • Software program proficiency in AutoCAD and MS Project.
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.

Hilmar Cheese Company is committed to employing the best candidates for approved positions and engaging in effective recruitment and selection practices in compliance with all applicable employment laws. We provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees. To be considered for an open position, employees must:


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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