We’re Hiring! Searching for a Passionate Cheese Making Assistant

Want to help our team of passionate cheese makers craft award-winning cheese? We are looking for a full-time Cheese Making Assistant to work in the creamery and package cheese, clean and sanitize equipment, and help with cheese makes.

This is an entry-level position, but there is plenty of room for growth in our quickly growing company.

Lively Run Dairy is a growing producer of high-quality, ACS award winning artisan goat and cow cheese. We are based in the small town of Interlaken in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Our mission is to support small farms by paying a fair price for high quality milk produced by happy goats and cows and using it to create original, unique cheese that is an expression of the unique agriculture and landscape of the Finger Lakes.

Cheese Making Assistants work in the Creamery helping to package cheese, clean and sanitize equipment, and help with cheese makes. This is a full-time position, generally Monday-Friday, though some weekend days may be required. We are looking for someone with a sense of pride in producing a delicious and unique product.

As we grow, we are looking for talented, driven individuals to become long-term members of our team. Character, attitude, and ability are more important than experience. When we find the right person, we will train you to fit the position. There will be opportunity for advancement for the right candidate.

Core Responsibilities:
-Cleaning and Sanitizing Cheese making equipment
-Packaging Cheese
-Helping with Cheese Makes
-Caring for Cheese in the Aging Room
-Following protocols for Food Safety and Cheese Quality

Requirements
-Strong work ethic and can-do attitude
-Understanding of the importance of cleanliness and hygiene in a food processing environment
-Communication Skills
-Ability to work with a team in a fast-paced environment
-Ability to work on your feet for long periods of time
-Must be able to repeatedly lift 60+ lbs
-Task oriented mindset: will work until the task is complete
-Detail oriented
-Quick learner
-Mechanical aptitude for working with equipment such as pumps and pipelines is a big plus

Compensation:
-Full time hours (40-60 hrs per week)
-Hourly, based on experience and ability
-Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time
-Ample room for advancement within the company for the right person

Please email Pete Messmer at pete@livelyrun.com with a resume, cover letter, and some references