Dairy Equipment Operator II - Nights

Grande Cheese Company Brodhead, WI 2019-07-11

1st Major Area of Responsibility – Equipment Operations

(Key Duties)

  • Under limited supervision, operate multiple types of dairy equipment machines used for cheese and/or whey manufacturing processes, to produce product according to company specifications, quality and safety objectives.
  • Inspect, calibrate, adjust, and troubleshoot the production equipment, and perform preventive/general maintenance as needed to ensure optimal performance. Communicate to Cheesemakers and/or Process Specialists any issues and adjustments that may be needed.

2nd Major Area of Responsibility– Production & Sanitation

(Key Duties)

  • Closely monitor the product and equipment to ensure processes are moving through the processing stages correctly so overall production is flowing efficiently.
  • Perform required sampling and testing and record data appropriately.
  • Must thoroughly understand processes and independently anticipate and make decisions that affect product quality.
  • Make recommendations to improve processes and equipment operations.
  • Be a resource and train new Associates on equipment and procedures.
  • Maintain a clean working area by performing general sanitation of the equipment to keep the work area free of pathogens and chemical contamination.
  • Tear down and assembly of equipment for sanitizing as needed.

3rd Major Area of Responsibility – Regulatory Compliance

(Key Duties)

  • Complete all required documentation, recordkeeping, and reporting as required by law and/or regulatory agencies, (i.e. DNR, DOL, EEOC, FDA, IMS, OSHA, SQF, USDA, WDA, etc.).
  • Follow all SAFETY (food & workplace) policies and procedures.

4th Area of Responsibility – All other duties and responsibilities as requested or required

(Key Duties)

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested or required.
  • Follow company policies and procedures.
  • Follow government standards and regulations.
  • Provide back-up relief as needed.


  • Prior experience working with food manufacturing equipment preferred.
  • 4 year(s): Minimum of four (4) years of related work experience and/or training required.


  • High School Diploma or better
  • GED or better
  • Associates Degree or better
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