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: Assistant Cheese Maker
Location: 
Pt Reyes Manufacturing Facility

Assists in the production and care of the cheeses made at the Cowgirl Creamery.  Works with Cheesemakers to maintain the consistent high quality of the cheese.  Assists in the maintenance and sanitation of the aging rooms.  Keeps facility clean and orderly.  Maintains equipment.  Works in a fast and efficient manner.  Contributes to the spirit of teamwork and cooperation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works in the Cowgirl Creamery in compliance with the California Department of Food and Agricultural REGULATIONS and the FDA regulations.  

  • Works in the creamery in compliance with established HACCP policies. Employee works in a manner consistent with the Employee Manual.

  • Maintains cleanliness of facility and equipment.

  • Turns cheese twice a week and maintains cleanliness and orderliness of aging rooms.

  • Reports problems with humidity and cheese imperfections to Supervisor.

  • Communicates with staff daily regarding wrap/wash goals.

  • Completes daily goals.

  • Works with Supervisor to establish methods of efficiency.

  • Fills out paperwork in a timely manner.

Job Requirements

  • Performs simple mathematical calculations.

  • Knows company policies, standards, and specifications.

  • Knows safety policies, procedures and requirements for equipment operation.

  • Communicate effectively and accurately, both verbally and in writing.

  • Take direction and follow instructions accurately.

  • Work well with peers and supervisors in team process.

  • Maintain excellent attendance.

  • Must be able routinely lift up to 50 lbs and walk 6 ft.

  • 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.

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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!