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Working With Us

At Hilmar Cheese Company we improve lives around the world by being a leading producer of wholesome dairy products that contribute to the success of all stakeholders. Our dedicated team excels at accomplishing challenges together. We pride ourselves on employees who feel valued and respected; who are trained and have opportunities for advancement, if desired; who are paid a competitive wage and benefit package; and who are appreciated.

We are one of the world’s largest and most respected manufacturers of cheese, whey protein and lactose. We are successful for two reasons: (1) we know the cheese and ingredients business really well, and (2) we know that we can’t succeed without great people!


Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. does not:

  • Ask for payment of fees or charges at any point in the hiring process
  • Conduct recruiting processes via texting
  • Ask for sensitive personal or financial information prior to receiving acceptance to an official job offer

If you wish to verify the legitimacy of a hiring interaction, please call our corporate office at (209) 667-6076 and ask for the Recruiting office.

"You can absolutely tell that you have a voice, you're heard, and you're valued as an employee."

-Alison Sherman, Cheese Production Coordinator



Job Site:

Headquarters and Innovation Center, Hilmar Manufacturing Site, Visitor Center

Nearby Attractions:

Centrally located just 2 hours to Yosemite National Park, 2 hours to San Francisco and 2 hours to Monterey Bay.


The Hilmar Unified School District has a high school, junior high and elementary school. California State University, Stanislaus is located in Turlock. Within 30 minutes is the University of California, Merced; Merced College and Modesto Junior College.


Suburban communities near larger cities.


Job Site:

Dalhart Manufacturing Site

Nearby Attractions:

90 minutes to Amarillo and Palo Duro Canyon, a great hiking location


The Dalhart Independent School District includes Dalhart High School, Dalhart Junior High School, Allyn Finch Intermediate School, Dalhart Elementary School, and the XIT Secondary School, all focused on low student-teacher ratios and high test scores. Franks Phillip College also offers courses in Dalhart.


Small town with community activities and outdoor recreation.

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Group Health Plan

Comprehensive, bundled package including medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage at an affordable cost. Our plan offers low copays and deductibles, access to medical centers of excellence, $1 generic medication copays, generous orthodontic coverage for children, 24/7 telephonic medical advice at no cost, and much more.

Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurances

Basic Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurances are provided to our employees at little or no cost. Supplemental Life insurance is also available for purchase at group rates for employees, spouse and children.

Healthy Lifestyle Programs

In-person nutritional counseling (state specific) or Weight Watchers enrollment to help support those who want to learn more about a healthy lifestyle or reach nutritional goals, at no cost for first six-months enrolled.

401(k) Retirement Savings Program

Employees may enroll into our 401(k) retirement program at hire. We offer a traditional pre-tax 401(k) and post-tax Roth option. Our robust plan offers an employer match (upon eligibility), on-site private consultations, financial advisory review, and educational seminars.

Flexible Spending Account Program (FSA)

The FSA provides an opportunity to set-aside pre-tax dollars in an account from which you are reimbursed for out-of-pocket health care expenses or dependent child-care and/or elder care expenses each year.

Vacation, Holidays & Sick Leave

Balancing work with time off for rest and relaxation is important. Eligible employees can accrue from 1 to 4-weeks of paid vacation, based on tenure. Additionally, we provide a floating holiday benefit along with company paid holidays. Sick leave is also accrued and available as it is earned.

Support for our Employees and their Families

Life can be stressful and at times it may be difficult to ask for help. To help those in need, we provide an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offering support services in the following areas: counseling/relationship, financial/legal, substance abuse, parenting/childcare, and many others. In addition, we have a Corporate Chaplain available to employees and their families for personal one-on-one care and support.

Educational Assistance Program

Employees can apply for assistance with qualifying educational costs when successfully completing courses for a business related certification or a degree.


Families with students who are graduating seniors, or enrolled in college or trade school, can apply to the company scholarship program.

Other Benefits

All employees enjoy discounts at the Hilmar Cheese California Visitor Center cafe, retail store, and online store at You can also find employees gathered together at regular employee events, the annual Flu Shot Clinic and Benefit Vendor Fair, Relay for Life events, and more…

* This information is provided as a general summary and is not intended to be binding. Specific plan details can be acquired by contacting Human Resources. Benefits and eligibility are subject to change.

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Internship Program

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Open positions are available in the Job List. To allow us an accurate review of your qualifications, please upload a copy of your most recent resume to the online application.

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Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/EEO. We participate in E-Verify.
If you have a disability and wish to seek a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please call our recruiting department at (209) 667-6076.

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