Below you will find the employment opportunities currently available at Burnett Dairy Cooperative.
Are you looking for a position where your role has an impact on the community around you?!? Burnett Dairy Cooperative can offer you just that opportunity! Owned by the farmers right here in our local communities, Burnett Dairy offers numerous career options with a wide variety of responsibilities, working schedules, and growth opportunities with our 2 locations. Some positions include cheese production positions helping to create award winning cheese, CDL drivers working closely with our farmers, and retail store clerks making someone’s day better on a every shift! Join a successful 'farm to fork' cooperative where your contributions make a difference and there is always an opportunity for growth and advancement!
If this sounds like a team and company you’d like to be a part of, please review these opportunities below and along with the information on how to apply.
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
- Paid Holidays (including your birthday!)
- 401(k) with generous company match
- Profit Sharing
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Discounts
Not all benefits are available for part-time employees.
Current Openings at our Grantsburg location:
Production and Packaging Positions Available
Starting Wages, up to $21.85 per hour! No experience needed, we will train!
Makeroom Operator-AM Shift
The Makeroom is a very important piece of Burnett Dairy Cooperative, so we're looking for reliable and hardworking people that have a passion to succeed and exceed, and the desire to learn and grow within our company. The Makeroom is where the 'magic' of cheesemaking occurs, and as Makeroom Operator you will be responsible for monitoring the cheese making process, taking temps of cooker, Ph and acid levels of cheese, operating machinery, and sanitation. Must be able to lift up to 65lbs, be self-motivated, work well with little direction and work in hot, humid, damp work environment. The Makeroom Operator AM works 7a-7p on a rotational schedule of 2 days on 2 days off, 3 days on 2 days off (which includes every other weekend off).
Shred Operator-2nd Shift
Shredded cheese goes on and into a variety of different foods, and Burnett Dairy is proud to manufacture a variety of shredded cheese. The Shred Operator is responsible for pulling cheese for production, operating the shred machinery, pulling bags of cheese off conveyor, cleaning and sanitizing all machinery/tools/shred room, and recordkeeping. Steady standing, lifting, and stretching are required. Must be able to work as part of a team in a changing work environment. This is a 2nd shift opportunity working Mon-Fri, and Saturdays as scheduled. This shift starts at 4 pm and end times may vary based on production orders. Physical requirements include lifting up to 50 pounds, frequent standing, lifting and stretching, frequent repetitive motion of hands, the ability to work well in a fast-paced, team work environment.
String Packer-1st Shift
The String Packer position performs the packaging operation of string cheese, monitoring the machinery and ensuring quality of the product. Specific duties include packaging string cheese into various package sizes, boxing, palletizing, and daily sanitation of all machinery prior to daily operation and after daily production. Applicants must be able to work as part of a team in a changing work environment. Physical requirements include lifting up to 30 pounds, frequent standing, lifting and stretching, frequent repetitive motion of hands (i.e. grasping, pinching, holding) and the ability to work well in a fast-paced, team work environment. This is a 1st shift opportunity working Mon-Fri. Start and end times may vary based on production order.
Production Supervisor-Makeroom (AM)
Our makeroom department currently has a supervisory position available. The Makeroom Production Supervisor is responsible for directing the cheese making process to ensure product quality, crew safety, and production efficiencies are being met. Other duties and responsibilities include; production scheduling, quality control, knowledge of all machinery, coordination of staff schedules, training, coaching and department productivity. Must be mobile and able to direct a team in a changing work environment. This is a working supervisor position so working on the production floor is required. The job requirements for this position include the capability to lift/push/pull/stack up to 60 lbs., stand on feet for long periods of time, the ability to be a licensed forklift operator, and work every other weekend. The AM Production Supervisor role is on a rotational schedule of 2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on 2 days off, working every other weekend from the hours of 7:00a-7:00p. To be successful as a supervisor, we're looking for candidates with strong written and verbal communication skills and the demonstrated ability to motivate people, assess and develop employee skills and provide effective leadership for growth and development.
Skilled Maintenance Technician/Engineer (PM Shift)
Burnett Dairy is looking for a Skilled Maintenance Technician/Engineer to join our maintenance team! This position performs multiple maintenance duties within the factory and grounds. Employees are required to perform maintenance and repair on machinery, as well as, welding, electrical, fabricating and mechanical duties. Preferred candidates should have prior experience with robotics and automation, at least 5 yrs of maintenance experience working in food manufacturing, and strong mechanical abilities to include electrical and fabrication experience. Applicants must be reliable and able to troubleshoot and work independently in a fast-paced working environment. The schedule for this position is Tuesday-Friday, 5:00p-5:00a, and 1 rotational weekend. If you are diligent and thorough in your work, are self-motivated, have a positive attitude, and possess the skills we require to be successful in this position, please apply today!
Bistro Clerks (Full & Part-time)
Burnett Dairy Cooperative is currently hiring Bistro Clerks. The right candidates for these positions are prompt, efficient, courteous, and above all have excellent customer service skills. Job duties include: greeting customers, completing transactions in a courteous manner and preparing sandwiches, pizzas, and cheese trays for customers. This job requires steady standing and some lifting when stocking the bistro and cooler areas. All candidates must be able to work as part of a team in a fast-paced work environment. These are rotational schedules, so candidates will need to be available between the hours of 7:30 am-5:30 pm days, evenings, weekends and holidays as scheduled. Hourly wages are $12.00 to 15.00 per hr., plus employee discounts! If you're passionate about food and enjoy working with customers and co-workers, then cheese apply today for these GRATE positions!
Agronomy and Co-op Opportunities
The Agronomy Business Unit of Burnett Dairy Cooperative is currently recruiting for a Sales Agronomist position. This position is responsible for increasing market share and sales in both the Agronomy and Feed departments while maintaining appropriate margins and providing excellent customer service. While this position involves travel to local farmers and customers, it will be located at our facility in Wilson, WI. In order to increase sales, this position will implement on farm trials of new products and help show producers the value in BDC's products. The Ag Sales Specialist will work with producers/farmers on solutions using tools and resources. This position will also be responsible for promoting and coordinating the sales of crop protecting products, seed, precision technology and all related services within the company credit and pricing policies. The job requirements for this position include a Bachelor or Associates Degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, or Animal/Dairy Science and 3 years of related experience with nutrition and agronomy management is required. Having strong customer-service skills, with the ability to develop long term relationships with growers/producers, while working in an active and demanding work environment are also required. Being proficient with Microsoft Suite, precision agriculture software, and ration balancing software is also required. A minimum of 50% travel is required for this position.
Current Openings at our Cady Cheese location in Wilson, WI:
Production Supervisor (3rd Shift)
The Production Supervisor is responsible for directing the production of products to ensure product quality, crew safety, and production efficiencies are being met. Other duties and responsibilities include; production scheduling, quality control, knowledge of all machinery, coordination of staff schedules, training, coaching and department productivity. Must be mobile and able to direct a team in a changing work environment. This is a working supervisor position so working on the production floor is required. The job requirements for this position include the capability to lift/push/pull/stack up to 60 lbs., stand on feet for long periods of time, the ability to be a licensed forklift operator, and have regular and dependable attendance. This is a 3rd shift supervisory opportunity with availability to be on call and work occasional weekends and holidays as scheduled. To be successful as a supervisor, we're looking for candidates with strong written and verbal communication skills and the demonstrated ability to motivate people, assess and develop employee skills and provide effective leadership for growth and development. We are looking for candidates that have at least 2 years of supervisory or managerial experience, food industry experience preferred, and excellent planning, organizational, and project management skills. This is a great position for someone that wants to expand on their supervisory skills and grow into a strong leader.
Industrial Maintenance Technician (3rd Shift)
The Industrial Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes. Diagnosing problems, replacing or repairing parts, testing and making adjustments. Other duties include performing a variety of basic plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions. This a rotational schedule of 2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on, 2 days off working 12 hour shifts. The preferred qualifications for this role include:
- Technical degree or equivalent in electrical, mechanical, hydraulics and pneumatics maintenance
- Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), PLC programming and computer operation
- Knowledgeable in fabrication and welding
- Knowledgeable of electronics and trouble-shooting of electronics
- Two years of maintenance and/or maintaining food service equipment
- Knowledge of OSHA regulations, lock out/tag out procedures, and confined space
- This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and climbing throughout the day.
- The employee must frequently lift and/or move items of 50 pounds and occasionally over 75 pounds with assistance.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
We are currently accepting applications for a Cheesemaker with the skills and ambition to make the highest quality cheeses. This is a 1st shift, full-time position that works 7am – 5pm on a rotational schedule. The responsibilities for this position consists of operating machines that pasteurize and cook the milk, monitoring the cooking temperature, and mixing the ingredients following the appropriate cheese recipes. Must be able to work as part of a team in a changing work environment. Ability to obtain and maintain a WI Cheesemaker’s License is a requirement. Steady standing, lifting, and stretching is required with the requirements to lift, push, & pull 50 pounds. Applicants must tolerate a warm work environment and work with little to no supervision while monitoring equipment for long periods of time. Having strong attention to detail and organization skills are required.
To apply at our Grantsburg location, please complete the job application by clicking on the link above. You may email your application and/or resume to email@example.com, or call Sara Trojanowski at 715.689.2010 or Becky Popp at 715.689.2005 for more information.
To apply at our Cady Location: please complete the please complete the job application by clicking on the link above. You may email your application and/or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jill Filkins at 715.689.4403 for more information.