Hiring Assistant Cheesemaker — Food Safety Focus

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Red­head Cream­ery is a fam­ily run and owned farm­stead cheese­mak­ing oper­a­tion since the fall of 2014. We uti­lize the milk from our family’s 200-cow dairy herd, Jer-Lindy Farms. We are com­mit­ted to pro­duc­ing the highest-quality food, and pro­duc­ing a sus­tain­able busi­ness in envi­ron­men­tal, fis­cal and social aspects. Red­head Cream­ery is cur­rently accept­ing appli­ca­tions for a 1/2-full time assis­tant cheese­maker posi­tion. Time worked will include week­days, some week­nights and week­ends. 20–40 hours per week.

The position’s respon­si­bil­i­ties will include assist­ing the cheese­maker with cheese pro­duc­tion, affi­nage, pack­ag­ing and ship­ping, clean­ing, and san­i­ta­tion, as well as rou­tine taste test­ing. This posi­tion is respon­si­ble for help­ing to ensure that food prod­ucts meet stan­dards set by both com­pany and reg­u­la­tory author­i­ties. This includes review­ing and devel­op­ing qual­ity and safety poli­cies. Should be knowl­edge­able about food safety stan­dards that are cus­tom­ary within the food indus­try and man­dated by gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tions. Basi­cally, if you’re a stick­ler for rules and like to cross things off your to do list, con­sider this position!

Addi­tional oppor­tu­ni­ties will include inter­act­ing with con­sumers directly through trade shows, the Red­head Cream­ery on-farm cheese shop (includ­ing tours and spe­cial events) and pri­vate din­ners, as well as assist­ing on the dairy farm side.

Ben­e­fits:

Farm and pro­ducer trips

20% employee discount

QUALIFICATIONS

Appli­cants should be self-starters with a can-do atti­tude, and capa­ble of work­ing with a team or independently.

Appli­cants need to thrive in a fast-pace envi­ron­ment with var­ied respon­si­bil­i­ties, able to lift 50 pounds eas­ily and be detail-oriented. Dairy man­u­fac­tur­ing and/or food back­ground is preferred.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Will­ing­ness to learn and take on new tasks

• Abil­ity to work inde­pen­dently and with a team to carry out the stan­dard pro­to­cols of the creamery

• Food handling/safety experience

• Evi­dence of effec­tive oral and writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills

• Detail-oriented person

• Abil­ity to lift and carry 50 pounds, unassisted

PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS

• Expe­ri­ence with FSMA, USDA or FDA food requirements

• Degree in Dairy Man­u­fac­tur­ing, Dairy Sci­ence, Food Sci­ence or related field

APPLICATION: Can­di­dates should send a cover let­ter (include a detailed descrip­tion of inter­ests, skills, and expe­ri­ences), résumé, and the names, addresses, and phone num­bers of two references.

Ref­er­ences will be con­tacted only for those appli­cants judged most appro­pri­ate. Please sub­mit to: Alise Sjostrom: alise@redheadcreamery.com

CLOSING DATE: Review of appli­ca­tions will begin imme­di­ately and the posi­tion will remain open until filled. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Alise Sjostrom at 320–346-2246 or alise@redheadcreamery.com

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