Employment

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! 



HOME DELIVERY AND DISTRIBUTION DRIVER

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are seeking a driver to help us get our ridiculously good cheeses and other locally sourced products to the homes of our customers as well as our wholesale accounts. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated with a strong work ethic and commitment to quality. Of note, you are courteous and considerate, understanding that your regular interaction with our customers is a reflection upon our brand.

Our home delivery driver needs to be available for full days as routes normally include 20 or so stops and run typically from 6:00am-4:00pm  We deliver primarily Wednesday/Thursday and are seeking folks to help with both days, but will also consider those interested in working just 1 of those days on a set schedule as well.

All drivers are placed on our insurance and use our company vehicle for deliveries: GMC Savana.  We also use a program to set up all delivery routes that we provide drivers to track them through the day for both efficiency and driver safety and peace of mind.

RESPONSIBILITIES

General responsibilities include: 

  • Perform the accurate & timely distribution of many deliveries and pick-ups daily
  • Maintains delivery logs 
  • Make last minute deliveries after regular route on occasion
  • Understands and acts on the importance of temperature control for perishable products
  • Facilitate feedback as necessary between accounts and RHC team
  • Maintain functionality and cleanliness of RHC’s delivery van
  • Exercise strict adherence to city parking and traffic regulations
  • Communicate promptly, effectively and respectfully with all accounts and members of the RHC team
  • Support Parlor with assistance for special events as necessary
  • *The company reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Qualifications — Required

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have valid driver's license with clean driving record
  • Must have clean background check
  • Friendly and personable
  • Prompt, responsible and reliable 
  • Must exhibit good judgement
  • Thinks and moves quickly in a fast paced environment with many moving parts
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs throughout the day
  • Ability to read spreadsheets and use computers a plus! 
  • Must be available for standing Wednesday and Thursday delivery routes, with possibility of additional routes

Qualifications — Preferred

We’re Looking for Someone Who:

  • Is a creative problem solver
  • Is obsessed with double checking details
  • Is quick to offer thoughtful approaches to any challenge
  • One year or more experience driving delivery vehicle
  • Has a vision for growth and improvement
  • Seeks maximum efficiency
  • Is indefinitely optimistic
  • Interest and willingness to continue learning about the industry in order to provide excellent customer service
  • Knowledge of Moorhead/Fargo area
  • Knowledge of Minneapolis/St. Paul area

Redhead Creamery is an equal opportunity employer.

COMPENSATION

Hourly, starting at $16/hr. Pay is commensurate with experience. 

LOCATION

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota 

Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis. We hope to fill this position as soon as possible.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please send resume, cover letter, and at least two references to alise@redheadcreamery.com


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