Assistant Cheese Plant Manager

Career Opportunities,

Job Title: Assistant Cheese Plant Manager

Company: Wapsie Valley Creamery, Inc.

Location: Independence, IA


  • Must be capable of regular and predictable attendance
    • Able to work overtime as needed
    • Able to work holidays as needed
  • Work with Cheese Manager to maintain appropriate staffing
  • Enforce GMP’s, Sanitation, and Safety Rules
  • Knowledge of all areas of Cheese department
    • Cooler
    • Packaging
  • Troubleshoot break downs
  • Cheese Floor and Cooler responsibilities including personnel
    • New Hire training & retraining of personnel on procedures, protocols and policies as well as responsibilities to be performed and followed up on
    • Disciplinary Actions
    • Enforce disciplinary actions when necessary
    • Prepare cleaning orders and forward to Cheese Plant Manager for review and prioritization
  • Incident Reports and Injury Reports as needed
  • Read back starter activity tests or run them
    • Make Starter in emergency situations
  • Look at cheese plugs for body after samples are pulled
  • Maintain Master Sanitation sheet
  • Check and record central sanitizer system strengths
  • Maintain chemical tank levels
    • Test chemical short wash including sanitizer levels
  • Make sure fine saver screens are changed and cleaned on schedule
  • Performs other duties as needed and/or assigned

Experience, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Dairy Processing with 5+ years of experience
  • Ability to assist in production as needed; knowledge of equipment
  • Ability to lead up and share knowledge of industry
  • Must be a good communicator and have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize work load as it changes

Hours/Employment Type: Full Time

Wages: $80,000

How to Apply: Please submit Resumes to

Questions? Contact Angie Maus at ( ), (319) 344-7193