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Cheese Technical Manager
Location: Tillamook, OR
Req # 1220
# of Openings 1
Cheese Technical Manager
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.
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.
What you will do:
This role is responsible for providing technical process expertise for cheesemaking at all Tillamook cheese manufacturing locations. With a focus on quality, key areas of leadership include establishment of production procedures, enhancement of production efficiencies, and troubleshooting problems. This position provides the vision, leadership, and coaching needed to develop and maintain the competencies and performance of all cheese making employees. This position also provides manufacturing technical expertise to the R&D department, coordinating plant trials and evaluating cheese products.
Here’s a day in the life:
Skills you’ll need:
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, or similar field is preferred. Experience in lieu of a degree will be considered.
Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible experience in cheese production with at least 5 years at management level.
Demonstrated ability to meet financial, quality and production targets.
Demonstrated experience using ERP system. MS Navision ( NAV) preferred.
Industry leading benefit and reward programs:
We believe in offering extremely high-level, comprehensive benefit programs to our employees. For more information, please visit the careers page: www.tillamook.com/careers.
Fulltime position; Salary is DOE
Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is a Drug-Free Workplace.
TCCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that abides by federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin; or their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities. Moreover, TCCA abides by federal and state laws requiring TCCA to make affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
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