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

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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 (up to 25%!)

Not all benefits are available for part-time employees.


Current Openings at our Grantsburg location:


Production Opportunities


Makeroom Operator PM 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 PM works 7p-7a on a rotational schedule of 7 days on, 7 days off (which includes every other weekend off).  Get 7 days off in a row!   

Whey Process Operator PM Shift

The Whey Process Operator  is responsible for whey-based products from the time whey enters the pasteurizer until it leaves the plant either as whey protein concentrate or whey permeate.  Duties for this position include: monitoring and operating all equipment in the Whey department including operating and cleaning the whey pasteurizer, R.O./Polisher, U.F., C.I.P systems, and all associated silos.  Whey process employees are also responsible for maintaining various equipment to include pumps, plates and silos to ensure they are in good working condition and operating properly.  Applicants must be able to lift, push/pull 50 pounds, climb ladders, stoop under low hanging pipes, tolerate a warm work environment, and work with little to no supervision while monitoring equipment for long periods of time.  Strong attention to detail and organization skills are required.  This is a PM full-time position that works 6pm – 6am on a rotational schedule of 7 days on, and 7 days off (which includes every other weekend off).

Makeroom CIP Operator AM Shift

Another opportunity within the Makeroom is the Makeroom CIP Operator.  This position will be responsible for the proper cleaning and sanitizing of all pasteurizing, separating, whey, and culture introduction equipment and storage silos.  Sanitation is a very important position here at the dairy as it will ensure that we give our customers the best quality cheese.  The Makeroom CIP Operator 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).  A few of the physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 60 lbs. and climb, balance, stoop, kneel and crouch as needed.  If you are diligent and thorough in your work, are self-motivated, have a positive attitude, and are willing to learn, please apply today!  

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.


Sales Opportunities


Sales/Delivery Driver (Pizza Kitchen)

Did someone say pizza?!? Burnett Dairy is excited and thrilled to have opened it's Pizza Kitchen establishment in Grantsburg.  In order to make this business a success, we are looking for a Sales/Delivery Driver to both establish and maintain customer relationships by selling our delicious pizzas, made with our very own Burnett Dairy cheeses. This role is responsible for sales, customer satisfaction, and transporting items in a safe and timely manner. To achieve success in the role, we are looking for applicants that are be polite and prompt, with a commitment to providing our customers with an excellent experience, while gaining new business for the Burnett Pizza Kitchen. In order to be successful in this position, we are looking for candidates that have an unrestricted Class B CDL (class A CDL is preferred) in order to safely drive a commercial, refrigerated box truck for deliveries.  Don't have a CDL?!? We'll help you get it, as long as you have a current driver's license and a clean driving record.  Additional skills required for this position include: proficiency using a of computer and has the ability to learn and master new software programs, strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent customer service skills, a positive attitude, ability to function in an active and demanding work environment, and use critical thinking to problem solve.  Now is an exciting time to join Burnet Dairy Cooperative and become one of the exceptional people to help our company continue to grow and develop it's pizza line.    

Inside Sales Support Specialist

In order for our sales team to continue to sell Burnett Dairy's exceptional cheeses, they need a detail-oriented person to step into the Inside Sales Support Specialist.  This position will contribute to the achievement of sales targets by supporting sales representatives, coordinating sales and marketing activities, and maintaining good customer relationships. This individual needs to be proficient in Salesforce CRM Software and Applications to update the sales team on goals and tracking and maintaining current price lists.  Other responsibilities for this role include managing sales promotions, developing activation campaigns, ensuring order satisfaction, coordinating with other departments, handling administrative duties, and promoting customer satisfaction. Job requirements for this position include: strong problem-solving skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, be a confident public speaker, and have strong attention to details.  In order to continue to build Burnett Dairy's brand, candidates must have the ability to develop relationships and successfully manage accounts, have solid brand building experience, and the ability and flexibility for minimal travel (as needed).  A Bachelors Degree (in Communications or Business) is preferred, or at least 4 years of related experience.  Burnett Dairy Cooperative is a true ‘Farm to Table’ Cooperative that has been a growing company for over 125 years.  Please apply today to join our sales team.


Retail Opportunities-Grantsburg


Bistro and Cheese Store Team Members (Full & Part-time)

Burnett Dairy Cooperative is currently hiring Bistro and Cheese Store workers. The right person for these positions 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 includes: days, evenings, and weekends with hours ranging from 7:45 am-7:30 pm.  The hourly rate of pay for a part-time employee is $12, and full-time is $15.  Cheese apply today for these GRATE (get it???) positions!  


Current Retail Openings at our *NEW* Duluth location:


Cheese Store Team Member (Part-time)

Visitors to the Cheese Store in Duluth can browse our unique selection of gift items, sample a variety of cheeses, enjoy both bistro and ice cream items, and purchase an assortment of beverages to include beer, wine and liquor. An ideal Cheese Store Team Member candidate should provide our visitors with an exceptional customer experience.  Job duties include, but are not limited to, supporting the operation of the cheese store by assisting customers with their transactions, keeping coolers clean, products stocked, making delicious bistro food and ice cream treats, and delivering outstanding customer service. 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, is customer service driven, detailed orientated, and a team player that is able to perform in a fast-paced environment.  This job requires constant standing, infrequent lifting of up to 50 pounds and the shift requirements include days, weekends, and some holidays, between the hours of 7:00 am-8:00 pmThe hourly rate of pay for this part-time position is $15.   If you're passionate about food and enjoy working with customers and co-workers, then APPLY TODAY!


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


No opportunities available at this time.

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Burnett Dairy Cooperative Employment Application

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Burnett Dairy Cooperative Driver Application

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 jobs@burnettdairy.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 jill.filkins@cadycheese.com or call Jill Filkins at 715.689.4403 for more information.