Cheesemaker–Madison, WI

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Job Title: Cheesemaker

Company: Center for Dairy Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Description: The Cheesemaker will be working at the UW-Madison Center for Dairy Research in the pilot plant dairy processing areas. The candidate will be required to have the knowledge, skills and motivation to operate all cheese, dairy processing, and packaging equipment. This position will be making specialty and all natural/processed/acid set/cold pack cheese types, ordering/processing milk/whey, and making/processing other dairy products. The cheesemaker will be supporting the Dairy Business Innovation Alliance and the clients/activities related to this program. This includes assisting faculty, staff, industry clients, and students with lab demonstrations, helping with research projects, and helping with industry projects.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Experience, Skills and Abilities: 

  • The candidate will be required to have the knowledge, skills and motivation to operate all cheese, dairy processing, and packaging equipment.
  • This position requires the applicant to hold/obtain a Wisconsin Pasteurizer Operator Certificate, hold/obtain a Wisconsin Cheesemakers License, and hold/obtain an Appendix N Industry Analyst License within six months of hire.

Hours/Employment Type: This position requires non-standard working hours to meet project requirements. Must be able to unload milk up to 7 days per week as required by CDR staff. Standard work hours for this position will be 8:30 - 5:00 but employee may be required to work earlier or later based on work requirements or the discretion of the supervisor.

Salary: Minimum $22.00/hr, depending on qualifications

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