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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:


Skilled/Technical Opportunities


Production Supervisor-AM Makeroom 

We are currently accepting applications for the position of Makeroom Production Supervisor for the AM Shift.  This position 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, and have the ability to be a licensed forklift operator.  This 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.


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!   

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.


Retail Opportunities-Grantsburg


Bistro and Cheese Store Clerks (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 7:45am-7:30pm.  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:


Inventory/POS System Specialist

Every successful retail store needs a key employee that can help manage inventory, product cost, and a POS System.  In order to help our new Duluth Cheese Store operative effectively, we are recruiting for an Inventory/POS System Specialist.  The purpose of this position is maintaining the point-of-sale (POS) system daily to support the retail functions of the cheese store to include: updating the system with price changes, receiving items, printing shelve labels and barcodes, and entering all new items within the POS system.  This position will also be responsible for cash handling to include processing daily deposits and preparing cash register tills.  Due to some of the specific responsibilities for this role, we would prefer candidates to have an associate's degree or higher in accounting or related field.  In addition, having both Retail POS and inventory experience is required.  In order to be successful in this position, we are looking for candidates with the following skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and positive attitude
  • Ability to function in an active and demanding work environment.
  • Must be detail-oriented and pay close attention to accuracy.
  • Must have exceptional computer skills.
  • Good time management and planning skills
  • Able to analyze information gathered in order to identify potential problems or discrepancies
  • Thorough working knowledge of purchasing policies,  processes and procedures

This position is predominately a day shift, Monday-Friday opportunity.  However, flexibility is required as some weekend work may be needed due to an increase in cash flow, or POS System troubleshooting.  Please apply today for this opportunity to showcase your skills and experience. 


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


No opportunities available at this time.

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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.