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Cheese Technologist-WIN000045 - Winsted, MN



With over 700 employees in 8 countries, BU CPS develops, delivers and facilitates a competitive portfolio of process solutions for the Food Industry in close cooperation with the Tetra Pak Cluster organisations. For our North American Cheddar and Mozzarella business we are currently looking for an independent individual who has good communication and analytical skills. We require someone who is open for challenges and has the eagerness to learn. We seek an individual with a highly positive attitude and excellent professional competences to fulfil the role of Cheese Technologist. 


Overview of the Position: 

Tetra Pak Processing Equipment Inc. has a vacancy for a Cheese Technologist.  This position will be located at our office in Winsted, MN.  We are looking for an individual with a high personal drive, strong leadership and communication skills.   


 The aim of this role is to provide cheese technology support to customers and Tetra Pak employees in the application of Tetra Pak’s Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese making equipment. Participate in the development of new equipment and cheese making processes to continuously improve operational performance within a cheese plant.


Main tasks and responsibilities: 

-On request give technological support and advice to the internal and external TP organisation with high priority for Product Creation (Development) and Product Life cycle projects. 

-Develop and maintain cheese plant operational and performance database through equipment performance validation 

-Commissioning and achieving performance of new installed cheese production equipment/lines. 

Set-up of technological product and line specifications, guarantees and performances. 

-General and detailed process design for cheese production concepts and solutions including milk reception, curd making, draining, salting, block-forming, moulding/brining and maturation. 

-Interpretation and analysing customer requirements and advising the commercial department with regard to the influence of these input parameters on the cheese production solutions and concepts. 

-Set-up of mass balances for the designed cheese production solutions and concepts. 

-Auditing/troubleshooting on installed base cheese production equipment/lines for optimising their performances.

 -Instruct operators/employees of customers on control and service of the cheese production equipment/lines. (during commissioning or classroom training) 

-Assist in preparing and presenting cheese equipment product solutions. 

-Contribute to the development of equipment Functional Descriptions (FDs). 







-Minimum: Bachelor degree within Dairy Science, Food Science, Engineering or equivalent level achieved through experience

-At least 5-7 years relevant experience in the cheese industry

-Superior verbal and written communication and problem solving skills.

-Able to work and make decisions independently

-Capable of creative and analytical thinking.

-Be able to adapt to various levels in small and large organisations e.g. plant floor operators thru senior management; and be open and engaged at all levels as required.

- Qualified and available to travel throughout the USA and Canada








 Science & Engineering

Primary Location

 United States of America-Minnesota-Winsted

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