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Below you will find the employment opportunities currently available at Burnett Dairy Cooperative.

Cheese Production

Join a successful and award-winning cheese manufacturing company where your contributions make a difference and there is always an opportunity for growth and advancement!

In addition to competitive wages, an excellent work environment, and a company history of stability and security, Burnett Dairy Cooperative is happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Employer Paid Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time after 60 days
  • 401(k) with generous company match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts

Not all benefits are available for part-time employees.

Now offering a $750 sign on bonus for all PT/FT positions! 


Current Openings at our Grantsburg location:


Cost Accountant

Burnett Dairy Cooperative is currently hiring for a Cost Accountant.  This position is responsible for a variety of tasks related to product and advanced analyses of fixed and variable costs in regard to on-going projects and capital expenditures.  This position is extremely important to ensure costs are within budget and cost standards are set for materials and labor.  To be successful in this role a person must detail oriented and have a thorough understanding of accounting procedures and GAAP principles as well as excellent communication, time management, problem-solving, and organizational skills.  The requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration required, along with at least 2 years of experience in cost accounting.  Candidates with experience working within the food manufacturing industry preferred.  This position will help support both Burnett Dairy locations in Wisconsin (Grantsburg and Wilson) so travel between both facilities is required.  


PLC Programmer

The PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) Programmer is a contributing team member in the Maintenance department as well as the IT department.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to the installation and maintenance of plant industrial controls, electrical equipment, and overall electri-mechanical systems within the dairy production plants.  The PLC Programmer will diagnose/repair/maintain/modify electrical problems of plant and packaging/processing equipment and perform electrical/mechanical building maintenance, installations and repairs.  Additional responsibilities include designing, writing, troubleshooting, and modifying PLC programs utilizing specific hardware/software and assisting with diagnosing/repairing/maintaining facility boiler system (and sub-systems) and NH3 (anhydrous ammonia) refrigeration equipment and HVACs.

In order to be successful in this position, we are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent combined with 3 years field experience required, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Technology degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Must have working knowledge and be thoroughly familiar with the fundamentals of the National Electrical Code
  • Must be able to read and understand electrical, schematic diagrams, and mechanical component drawings; machine drawings and part blueprints
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, with other departments, technical teams, cross functional teams, and suppliers
  • Must be adaptable, innovative, and eager to continue learning and growing with the company's direction
  • Computer use required, demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and positive attitude
  • Ability to use critical thinking to problem solve and function in an active and demanding work environment

Availability:

  • Availability requirements include; days, evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to fulfill off hours service calls
  • Regular and dependable attendance is required
  • Occasional travel required between production facilities

Precision Field Agronomist

Our Agronomy Division is currently recruiting for a newly created position.  The Precision Field Agronomist is responsible for growing market share through sales, building strong relationships with customers and providing leading-edge agronomic advising services in both traditional agronomic principles with a strong sub-field environmental focus and digital products. To help increase sales and market share growth, this position will advise and assist the farmer customers and sales team to make business decisions to create the most efficient and profitable farm plan by focusing on grower specific management products that extend soil fertility, crop care (herbicide, fungicide, others), plant growth and development as well as current production practices to data management and analytics.  This position will also provide crop advise to growers by collecting grower data, providing grower crop plans, rotations and product positioning. The job requirements for this position include:

Education/Experience:

  • Four-year bachelor's degree in Agronomy, Agriculture Business or related field with 2+ years of experience or Associates degree with 5+ years of related experience.
  • Must obtain a Certified Crop Advisor certification within 1 year of employment.
  • CDL and applicators license preferred.
  • Knowledge of Precision Agriculture preferred.
  • Manure Management Plan (MMP) experience required.

Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and positive attitude.
  • Demonstrates passion for exceeding customer needs and the ability to influence and help customers to take optimal decisions.
  • Strong listening skills to carefully and effectively appreciate unique customer needs and align them into compelling value propositions.
  • Ability to function in an active and demanding work environment.
  • Oral communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.

Propane Service Technician/Delivery Driver

Burnett Dairy Cooperative is currently accepting applications for a full-time Propane Service Technician/Delivery Driver.  The main responsibilities of this position are to deliver, set, install, connect, test, service and maintain propane tanks for local residential and industrial customers in an efficient, punctual, and safe manner.  Delivery includes both will call and scheduled customers per planned route.  As a representative of Burnett Dairy Cooperative, you are a key point of contact for our customers and are relied upon to provide prompt, friendly, and efficient service to our customers.  Therefore the right candidate for this position should have excellent customer service skills, keen attention to detail, and a strong sense of safety. To be qualified for this role you must have a valid Class A or B CDL with the ability to obtain air brake, tanker, and hazmat endorsements.  Propane delivery experience preferred, but not required.  This Propane Service Technician/Delivery Driver position is a first shift, Monday – Friday opportunity, with an on-call rotation and seasonal overtime as needed. All applicants must be able to perform all physical requirements of job to include the willingness to work outdoors in all weather and driving conditions, and the ability to lift up to 75 lbs.


Production Workers 

Burnett Dairy Cooperative is currently looking to hire full-time production employees to work in various manufacturing departments of our cheese production facility. All applicants must be 18 years old to apply. Multiple positions and shifts are currently available.  Based on the needs of production, the ability to work flexible shifts and adapt to changing work schedules is required. Burnett Dairy Cooperative offers competitive wages, great benefits, and an excellent work environment.  Join our team today and complete the online application below. 


Cheese Store Clerks (Full-time & Part-time)

Burnett Dairy Cooperative is currently hiring Cheese Store Clerks for both full-time and part-time shifts.  The right person for this position is prompt, efficient, courteous, and above all has excellent customer service skills.  Job duties include, but are not limited to: cashiering, stocking shelves and coolers, maintaining a clean and sanitary work area, and helping customers with their transactions.  To be qualified for this position, a person must be comfortable using a computer, be able to collect money and make change, be comfortable working with food products, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.  This job requires constant standing, infrequent lifting of up to 50 pounds, and the ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced, pleasant work environment.   Similar clerk experience preferred.  Schedule is days, evenings, and weekends as scheduled with shifts ranging in the timeframe of 7:45am-7:30pm.     


General Store Clerk (Part-time)

The General Store at Burnett Dairy Cooperative is currently looking for an addition to its crew!  We are seeking a prompt, efficient, and courteous person to join our team as a part-time General Store Clerk.  The right candidate for this position will have excellent customer service skills, be able and excited to assist customers, and be proficient working with both money and computers.  Responsibilities for this position include: stocking, pricing, recording, and maintaining products sold in the store and the ability to take and write orders and record sales transactions accurately.  This position is part-time with varied hours that include days, nights and weekends.  From agricultural supplies, lawn and garden necessities, pet food, power tools, and propane refills, working at the General Store is a pleasant experience with every customer that walks in the door!   Apply Today! 


Current Openings at our Cady Cheese location in Wilson, WI:


Cheesemaker (9 pm-7 am)

Join the Cady Cheese team as a licensed Cheese Maker.  The Cheesemaker accurately performs cheese making functions that include operating machines (vats, pasteurizer, separator, UF, RO and the Polisher) that pasteurize and cook the milk, monitor the cooking temperature, and mix ingredients for the cheese, within established standards and guidelines.  Other responsibilities include maintaining accurate records of the cheese making process to include pasteurization charts, ingredient and product traceability and inspecting product for non-conformities and reporting any deviations. 

The qualifications for this position include:

  • WI Cheese Makers License
  • Pasteurizer’s Certificate
  • 6 months Cheese Operations experience preferred

Availability

  • Night shift and alternating weekends and holidays as work load demands.
  • Weekly work hours may exceed forty, with supervisor pre-approval.
  • Regular and dependable attendance is required.

Warehouse Assistant (Woodville, WI)

The Warehouse Assistant will be located at our warehouse facility in Woodville, WI.  The job responsibilities include carrying out day-to-day shipping and receiving duties in support of warehouse needs, down pile cheese pallets, prep customer orders for pickup, and load trucks while maintaining high quality products and product safety.  Inspecting product for non-conformities and maintaining required paperwork are also duties for this position.  Job requirements include setting up and operating warehouse equipment (forklift, pallet jack, and wrapper) in accordance with established standards and guidelines. Burnett Dairy Cooperative is seeking candidates with 1 year of forklift certification and shipping/receiving experience (preferred).  The schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.


Maintenance Technician (2nd & 3rd Shifts)

Burnett Dairy Cooperative is currently looking to hire a Maintenance Technician for both 2nd and 3rd Shifts.  These positions are responsible for performing highly diversified duties to include: installing, troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes.  Other specific job duties include:

  • Providing emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performing scheduled maintenance repairs of equipment during machine service.
  • Diagnosing problems, replacing or repairing parts, testing and making adjustments.
  • Performing mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
  • Completing regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and plant facilities.

The qualifications for these positions include a technical degree or equivalent in electrical, mechanical, hydraulics and pneumatics maintenance, experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), PLC programming and computer operations.  Knowledgeable in fabrication/welding and electronics required.  Two years of maintenance and/or maintaining food service equipment preferred.  Both of these positions are Monday-Friday, and the hours for 2nd Shift are: 2:00-10:00 pm with 3rd Shift hours being: 6:00 pm - 2:00 am, including some weekends.  


Cheese Store Clerk (Part-time)

The Cady Cheese Store at Burnett Dairy Cooperative is currently looking for an addition to its crew!  We are seeking a part-time prompt, efficient, and courteous Store Clerk to join our team.  The job responsibilities for this position include keeping the shelves and coolers well stocked, the store area clean and sanitized, and handling customer transactions in a courteous manner.  Other job duties consist of cutting and packaging cheese, preparing cheese trays, and gift boxes per customer requests, pricing and labeling cheese, and serving ice cream products.  Excellent customer service skills are required, along with the ability to function in a fast-paced work environment.  This position requires the ability to stand and walk for the majority of the shift, along with the capability to lift 12-14 lbs. frequently.  This position has a flexible shift working between the hours of 8:30 am-5:30 pm and every other weekend.      


Burnett Dairy Cooperative Applications

Burnett Dairy Cooperative Employment Application

Burnett Dairy Cooperative Driver Application

To apply at our Grantsburg location, please complete the Burnett Dairy Cooperative Employment Application.  You may email your application and/or resume to jobs@burnettdairy.com, or call Jamie Swan at 715.689.2010 or Becky Popp at 715.689.2005 for more information. 

To apply at our Cady Location: please complete the Burnett Dairy Cooperative Employment Application. You may email your application and/or resume to jill.filkins@cadycheese.com or call Jill Filkins at 715-772-4218 for more information.