Come work with us!

Red­head Cream­ery is a fam­ily-run and owned, farm­stead cheese­mak­ing oper­a­tion. 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. And, most importantly, we love what we do! We're a passionate bunch who like to work hard as well as have fun, so if this sounds like a good fit... keep reading about our specific job openings and how to apply! 


Assistant cheesemaker

- Safety Focus -

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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

HOW TO APPLY :

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. 

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 use the contact form here

Cheese
Associate


JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are looking for someone to help us put the “art” in artisan cheese.  As our business continues to grow, so does the amount of cheese we make. We need more fun and energetic personalities to help us with packaging, wrapping, and washing cheese. Other roles include cleaning and upkeep of the cheese aging and making rooms.  Red­head Cream­ery is cur­rently accept­ing appli­ca­tions for a 1/2-full time cheese associate position. Work schedule will be weekdays, ranging from 10-25 hrs per week, depending on availability. If you have an eye for detail and enjoy working with your hands, this is a great opportunity.

BENEFITS :

  • Farm and pro­ducer trips
  • 20% employee discount

THE MUST NEEDS:

  • A can-do atti­tude, and capa­ble of work­ing with a team or independently.

  • Perform well in a fast-paced envi­ron­ment with var­ied respon­si­bil­i­ties.

  • Can physically stand for multiple hours at a time and is able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted.

  • Follows food handling/safety procedures provided on first day of work.

THE NICE TO HAVES:

  • Will­ing­ness to learn and take on new tasks.

  • Food handling/safety experience.

  • Detail-oriented.

  • A love for good cheese.

HOW TO APPLY:

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.

 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 use the contact form here.