Careers at Cowgirl Creamery

Think you’ve got the gumption to be a Cowperson?

We’re always on the lookout for great folks to make, monger and manage our cheese. See our current job openings below.

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS

Title:  QA-HACCP Coordinator
Location: Petaluma, CA

Cowgirl Creamery is hiring!  We are looking for solid, motivated individuals to join our Cheesemaking Team at Cowgirl Creamery.   We are a producer, distributor and retailer of fine artisan cheese from all over California, USA and Europe.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Updates and maintains HACCP and Food Safety plans for Cowgirl Creamery/Tomales Bay Foods locations: production, warehousing and retail.
  • Leads all locations through 3rd Party Food Safety Audits Annually.
  • Keeps current all licenses and fees applicable to production and ensure that Production Facilities are in compliance with all regulatory agencies.
  • Update employee training manual.  Establish employee training guidelines and goals.
  • Files Monthly Milk Handler and Statistical reports.
  • Files Annual Organic Application with MOCA.
  • Performs Monthly Food Safety Audits.
  • Performs and tracks Environmental and Product testing.
  • Performs microbiological analysis of raw materials and finished products.
  • Performs in plant weight checks, temperature checks, ingredient traceability, finished product appearance checks, code date verification, pH testing.
  • Responsible for recording weekly finished product evaluations.
  • Participates in sensory evaluation of raw material and finished products.
  • Performs related duties as assigned by Production Manager & Operations Director.

Job Requirements

  • HACCP Certified
  • BS Degree in Food or Dairy Science or related field and experience in Quality Control.
  • Knows company policies.
  • Knows safety policies, procedures and requirements for equipment operation.
  • Communicates effectively and accurately, both verbally and in writing.
  • Takes direction and follow instructions accurately.
  • Works well with peers and supervisors in team process.
  • Maintains excellent attendance
  • Proficient in Word and Excel and job related software applications.
  • Must be able routinely lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Must work comfortably in variable temperature environments.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to stoop and reach on a regular basis.
  • Must be comfortable working in multi-task and deadline driven work environment.

This is a full-time position Monday-Friday.  Pay is $20 or DOE.  We offer paid-time off, sick pay, health and dental benefits, 401 K, and a discount on cheese!

How to ApplyRespond with resume, cover letter and two references to jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com  
We apologize that we cannot respond to every applicant!

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Title:   Cheesemonger/Retail Sales Supervisor
Location:  Artisan Cheese Shop at the Ferry Building

Cowgirl Creamery at the Ferry Building is hiring a Supervisor! We are looking for a solid, driven, and passionate individual who loves the world of food and wants to sell cheese! Cowgirl Creamery Artisan Cheese Shop is a high volume retail store that specializes in artisan cheese and specialty products from all over California, America and Europe.  

Job purpose:

Responsible for participating in the smooth, friendly and efficient operation of the store as directed by managers, upholding high standards of customer service, maintaining proper care and display of cheese, and training new staff.

Key responsibilities:

  • Exemplifies excellent customer service.
  • Builds long-term sales and customer loyalty. You are a people person!
  • Trains and motivate staff.
  • Maintains clean, full & enticing display of cheese and retail products.
  • Maintains clean and safe work environment.
  • Performs opening, closing and inventory duties as scheduled.
  • Prepares and submits daily sales reports.
  • Communicates efficiently and patiently to customers and staff
  • Participate in the spirit of teamwork and cooperation.

Job requirements:

  • Excellent salesmanship and multi tasking ability
  • ServSafe Certified within 30 days
  • Knowledge of Google Drive, POS.
  • Communicate effectively and accurately, both verbally and in writing.
  • Previous work in the cheese industry and/or retail sales (prior leadership roles are a plus but we believe, with the willingness to learn and a good work ethic, the right candidate can be trained)

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. frequently.
  • Ability to frequently reach above and below shoulder level, stoop and squat.
  • Ability to work comfortably in variable temperature environments.
  • Ability to stand and work for long periods of time.

The ideal candidate will have a great attitude; enjoy working in a fast paced environment, have great customer service skills and a passion for selling cheese. We are looking for someone who wants to work hard, go the extra mile and choose to do the right thing. This position is high energy with extensive customer contact. 

We are looking for a full-time, long-term commitment with someone willing to develop a lasting partnership with our staff, clientele and company. Immediate availability is a plus. 

Benefits include competitive pay, paid time off, health and dental care, 401k, and a discount on cheese! 

How to Apply: Respond with resume, cover letter and two references to jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com  
We apologize that we cannot respond to every applicant.

Thank you – We look forward to hearing from you!

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Title:  Prep Cook/Line Cook
Location:  Sidekick in the Ferry Building

Cowgirl Creamery Sidekick in the Ferry Building is hiring full-time & part-time cooks.  Come join our stellar team!  We are looking for solid, driven individuals who love the world of food.

Sidekick serves local & organic products and uses Ferry Building Farmer's Markets produce to create our menus.  We have an open kitchen environment that allows employees to engage with the public while preparing food.

There are exciting opportunities to cross-train in our Cheese Shop next door as well! 

The ideal candidate will have a great attitude; enjoy working in a fast paced kitchen environment, and have great customer service skills.   

Weekend and holiday availability are a must.  Immediate availability is a plus!

Benefits: Starting wage $13.50/hour or DOE. After an initial 90 day trial period, all employees begin to accrue PTO. After 90 days full time employees are eligible to participate in our Kaiser Permanente health care program which also includes a basic dental package. Full time employees are eligible for 401K. Benefits also include a discount on cheese.

How to Apply: Respond with resume, cover letter and two references to jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com  
We apologize that we cannot respond to every applicant.

Thank You -- We look forward to hearing from you!

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Title:  CHEESEMONGER
Location:  Ferry Building Cheese Shop

As an employee of the shop you are responsible for participating in the smooth, friendly and efficient operation of the store as directed by the shop managers and designated shift supervisors, while upholding high standards of customer service and maintaining proper care and display of cheese. 

About Us: We are a home-grown company that's growing rapidly. Our growth and popularity mean lots of opportunities for advancement. We provide our employees with a continuous learning environment where they enrich their understanding of food through training and exposure to our producer partners and their products. Nestled in the heart of the Ferry Building, we are a destination spot, where you can enjoy the bounty of the CUESA farmer's market right outside our doors.

About You: The ideal candidates will have a great attitude; enjoy working in a fast paced environment, great customer service skills and a passion for cheese, dairy and great food. This is a small space, so organization, cleanliness and economy of movement are important. This position is high profile with extensive customer contact so you must be a people person and fluent in English.

We are looking for a range of availabilities, from part to full-time. We are looking to develop lasting partnerships with our staff -- and so request a minimum six month commitment. 

Physical Requirements: Lifting up to 50 pounds, reaching and bending , pulling with use of cheese wire and cutting with cheese knives, standing, turning, bending through 8 hour shift, maneuver carts with up to 400 pounds of cheese/products, sufficient mobility to kneel, bend, reach, twist and move about to handle retail/merchandise stocking, potentially working in 40 degree (F) refrigerator for extended periods, standing/walking through 8 hour shifts with standard breaks provided.

Benefits: Starting wage $13/hour or DOE. After an initial 90 day trial period, all employees begin to accrue PTO. After 90 days full time employees are eligible to participate in our Kaiser Permanente health care program which also includes a basic dental package. Full time employees are eligible for 401K. Benefits also include a discount on cheese.

How to Apply: Respond with resume, cover letter and two references to jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com  
We apologize that we cannot respond to every applicant.

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