Agropur, Inc.
  • Production - Cheese
  • Jerome, ID, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, HSA/FSA plans; Life, Disability, and 401(k)

Agropur is currently looking for an Assistant Cheese Maker.



The Assistant Cheese Maker helps turn milk into cheese. They also assist in the creation of new recipes as well as produce the tried and true, quality recipes. Under the direction of our Cheese Maker, they help our cheese department achieve their goals.  The Assistant Cheese Maker also assists in teaching and training our cheese making team. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe work environment.
  • Carries out duties as requested by Head Cheese Maker.
  • On call 24/7 and may be asked to report to the plant during non-regular scheduled hours.
  • Monitoring the Starter Make and make any necessary adjustments or trials for bulk or direct set cultures.
  • Supervises and coordinates workers engaged in the production of cheese to include recipes, vats and belt parameters and make any necessary changes to insure that all analytical testing is in spec.
  • Responsible for assisting Head Cheese Maker with Make instructions and all make records.
  • Assist Head Cheese maker in the training of employees in cheese making methods and procedures.
  • Assist with the creation and implantation of all Operational SOP's for HTST, HCV, Starter, and Belt positions.
  • Work with plant, corporate and client personnel to resolve day-to-day production issues as they arise.
  • Understanding of and compliance with all Quality Assurance policies, and immediate reporting of any potential food safety issues to superiors.
  • Conduct work in a safe manner and abide by all company safety policies.
  • Able to complete and/or assist in the duties of all jobs related to production when circumstances demand. 



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience with working directly on the cheese makes process with emphasis on Vat Makes, recipe management and Starter processes.
  • Certified Cheese Professional (CCP) license preferred, but not required.


Skills Required:

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Requires the ability to communicate and document work.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Good spelling, grammar, and writing skills
  • Be able to move up and down stairs.
  • Occasionally move up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to move around from each work station in a manufacturing environment most of the shift.
  • Be able to work at floor level, waist level, and shoulder level repetitively.
  • Be able to work the shift assigned and fill in other shifts as needed.
  • Be able to work weekends (including Saturday and Sunday) and off shifts if needed or assigned.


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