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Cheese Maker (Ponoka Alberta)

compensation: 23.00-24.00 per hour depending on experience
employment type: full-time

Rock Ridge Dairy is Western Canada’s largest goat milk processing facility situated in rural Ponoka Alberta. We produce quality goat milk and Organic Jersey milk products and are now and we are seeking a mature, experienced and responsible individual for a position as cheese maker.


PLEASE NOTE: The position of cheese maker requires a technical diploma, apprenticeship and work experience of at least two years. Please do not apply for this job unless you have these qualifications or equivalent work experience. This is NOT a farm related position.

The person applying for this position must be a team player and have excellent people skills. Also the ability to deal with problems that arise in a calm and collected manner is required.

This position will primarily focus on cheese making and operation of the HTST plant CIP systems. However duties would be increased over time to include:
1. Cheese Making (Feta, Chevre and Cheddar Cheese)
2. Pasteurization, running the HTST and CIP
3. Bottling and packaging of milk for transport to the retail outlets.
4. Packaging of cheese
5. Laboratory analysis of milk for antibiotic detection, determination of milk quality, presence of coliforms or E coli. , standard plate counts of raw milk and pasteurized product as well as shelf life studies.
6. Record Keeping
7. Machinery assembly and disassembly
8. Sanitation and Clean up
9. Loading and unloading delivery trucks
10. General upkeep and maintenance

Working Monday- Friday. Saturday and Sundays are normally Off but Sat cheese packing may be needed periodically. One Night shifts is required for this position from 9:30pm-5:30am and early morning shifts may also be required. (ie 4am start time 3-4 days a week)

Starting wages are dependent on previous work experience. Typically wages for this position range from a starting wage of $23.00-$24.00 per hour depending on experience.

Individuals will need to be reasonably physically fit for this job, have great attention for detail, be able to work independently and in a team setting, have problem solving capabilities and be able to handle situations as they arise in a calm and collected manner.

The job fall under Noc 9461. Foreign workers may be considered only if no Canadians meet the required qualifications. Youth, Seniors, Aboriginals, Visible minorities and New Comers to Canada are welcome to apply if they have the required qualifications.

Shared housing on site is available for single individuals. Assistance relocating for travel and to find housing is also available.

Medical, Vision and dental after 1 year service.
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post id: 7013774561


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