Cheesemaker in Boardman OR

Tillamook Creamery
Job ID: 
Boardman OR
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Job Types:
Cheesemaker, Production Worker


Come join the Tillamook Team where our philosophy is “Dairy Done Right.” As an independent farmer-owned cooperative, we have been guided by good, honest values since 1909. We believe in putting quality over profit, natural over artificial, and that hard work can never be outsmarted. We’re taking a stand for real food, because everyone deserves better.

About you:

What does real food mean to you? Is your favorite dish a cheesy casserole? Perhaps a decadent and indulgent ice cream? Either way, your identification with food is important to us. People who fit well here at Tillamook have a commitment to quality in everything they do. Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values.

About us:

Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values. We live by these shared values: We are Good Stewards, We believe in Uncompromising Quality, We work as One Team, We Play to Win, and We Genuinely Care for each other.

What you will do:

This position requires one to take initiative, be dependable, adaptable, maintain a positive attitude and integrity, and work well with others. The Cheesemaker is responsible for the production and quality of all stages in the cheese-making process. This position is responsible for ensuring that the steps for producing a product that meets TCCA’s high standard of quality are taken and notifying leadership when issues arise that would jeopardize that quality. They will record all necessary information used to track the manufacturing of product produces at this facility.

Here’s a day in the life:

  • Cheese Making - Understand the entire cheese making process. Be able to understand, measure, react to, and manage all Cheese make activities to meet quality specifications.

  • Dairy Science - Understands the components of milk, starter bacteria, and other ingredients, and the processing of making dairy products to a specification.

  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges, establishing and achieving goals, and exerting effort toward learning and mastering tasks

  • Dependability - Job requires being honest, ethical, reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

  • Social- Job requires preferring to work with others in a cooperative team environment rather than alone and being personally connected with others on the job.oting problems with equipment.

  • Self-control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

  • Communication Skills – Ability to understand and convey information effectively in the English language in verbal and written form.

  • Technology - Can use devices such as a smart phone/tablet, and personal computer to navigate and operate various applications.

  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

  • Basic Mathematics & Science- Knowledge of arithmetic and using scientific rules and methods to understand and solve problems.

  • Statistical Process Control - Understands basic statistics and their application in understanding a process and how that process is responding to correction.

  • Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective operations for the protection of people, products, data, and property.

  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, and Area/Line performance to make improvements or take corrective action.

  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing basic routine inspections and maintenance on equipment and determining when other maintenance is needed.

  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems

  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying Complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills you’ll need:

EDUCATION: Formal Cheese making certification and degree in Dairy science/equivalent dairy experience preferred.

Industry leading benefit and reward programs:

We offer outstanding benefits to our employees. For more information, please visit the careers page:

We are committed to creating a diverse culture and inclusive conditions where all employees are heard, valued and feel a sense of belonging. We rely on different perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds and cultures to inform our work, to help us be better as a brand and as an employer and to fuel our success. We are seeking talent from a wide range of diversity, perspectives and backgrounds to join our exceptional organization and help us build our future.

Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is a Drug-Free Workplace. EEO/AA

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