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Come work for a farm with values!  Our goat herd is certified "Animal Welfare Approved" and our cheeses are award winning! We pay well and treat our employees with respect. Come work in a team environment that values hard work but knows how to have fun. 

We're currently looking for a full-time cheese making assistant-food safety maintenance person. Champaign Urbana is university town in east-central IL. It's an affordable place to live with an amazing culture scene (music, art) and within easy drives to Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis.  

Please take a look at the detailed job description below. If you qualify and you're interested, please complete our general application form and send us via email (click on Upload Resume Button Below):

  • a cover letter (explaining why you're interested and your qualifications for the job)

  • current resume

  • three work-related references (name, email address, phone number and how they know you).

If we decide to contact you for an interview, we will let you know within one week of receiving your application.

 

Cheese Making Assistant-Food Safety Maintenance

The cheese making assistant-food safety monitor is a support role in the creamery. He/she will participate in most aspects of cheese making, with an emphasis on cleaning and maintain food safety records .  He/she will become proficient in all aspects of cheese making including,  transferring milk from the bulk tanks to pasteurizer-vats, performing all associated cleaning, pasteurizing and making fresh chevre, assisting with other styles of cheese makes, packaging cheese, organizing cheeses for wholesale and retail sales and shipping cheese. He/she will ensure that all records related to maintain good food safety in the cheese plant are maintained. He/she will be responsible for routine daily, weekly and monthly creamery cleaning and facility maintenance.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Basic understanding of food-related biology, chemistry and microbiology

  • Detail oriented 

  • Conscientious

  • Excellent personal hygiene

  • Enjoyment of cleaning and other repetitive tasks

  • Excellent record keeping skills

  • Pride in a job well done

  • Willingness to learn, especially the technical aspects of cheese making

  • Ability to be on your feet for 8-10 hours/day

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

We value our employees and offer a competitive fair wage to all who work here. For a full job description, email Leslie Cooperband at prairiefruits@gmail.com. To apply,  please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the position (and why you think you’re a good fit) along with a current resume and list of three professional references. 

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