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Bulk Cheese Handler-1st Shift at Great Lakes Cheese

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: wausau, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Who is Great Lakes Cheese?

Great Lakes Cheese is celebrating over 50 years of Excellence in Cheese Making! Since 1958, Great Lakes has grown rapidly by acquisition, plant expansions, investment in the best technologies for production and distribution – and by setting high industry standards for service.  Currently, Great Lakes serves the nation’s retailers and food service operations with nine strategic facilities across the U.S. We earn this proud tradition of award-winning quality and customer satisfaction every day.

GLC’s Mission:

To be a leading manufacturer and supplier of consistently high quality cheese products. We will achieve this through our commitment to outstanding customer service, innovation, dedicated employees, and business partnerships. Our environment of open communication, integrity, and mutual respect encourages everyone to go beyond what is expected. We believe that profitability is a success only if the customer, the suppliers, the employees, the communities, and the company benefit.

Benefits of working at GLC:

Great Lakes Cheese’s success hinges on the dedication and professionalism of our people. From our inception, we have created and maintained an environment for employees to learn, develop their careers and enjoy mutually rewarding relationships, recognition and earnings. As we have grown throughout the years, we have kept the small company, family feel, even as a billion dollar organization. Point in case, our employees participate in an ESOP Plan, where they own approximately 20% of the company. In addition, we offer competitive benefits that include Medical, Dental, Life and Long-term Disability Insurance, 401(k) Plan, an Employee Assistance Program and tuition reimbursement.

Position Description

The Bulk Cheese Handler prepares product and cutting to meet customer specifications in compliance with company policy related to GMP’s and Safety.


  • Maintain area, equipment, and personal sanitation.

  • De-box/unwrap cheese from original packaging.

  • Weigh cheese when applicable.

  • Manual Measurement and countdown of cheese needed for customer and order specs.

  • Inspect/clean cheese.

  • Maintain accurate production records.

  • Keep line stocked with product to assure no down time.

  • Operate cutters and lifting equipment.

  • Load cheese into machines / onto equipment for further processing.

  • Pack and seal trim.

  • Productive use of down time.

  • Review order specifications to perform quality checks against customer orders.

  • Direct/communicate to line personnel on order specifications and quality issues.

  • Enter data on production reports.

  • Communicate to line personnel on safety issues.

  • Perform handheld functions using a handheld scanner.

  • Operate a pallet truck.

  • Ability to rotate to all lines in all Bulk positions.

  • All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures.

  • All GLC employees are expected to produce our products in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.

    Required Education, Experience, and Skills

  • High School diploma or GED.

  • Basic understanding of manufacturing processes and related equipment.

  • Ability to make minor decisions based on standard practices.

  • Ability to read, prepare, and comprehend production reports and worksheets.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

  • Ability to communicate with line personnel regarding information contained therein, and regarding quality and safety issues.

    Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Ability to promote teamwork.

  • SAP experience.

  • Basic computer skills.

    Working Conditions

  • Repetitive work in a fast-paced production environment with average temperature of 50-75 degrees F.

  • Hair nets, ear plugs/muffs, hardhats, and/or safety glasses may be required.

  • Ability to frequently handle material from floor-to-waist, waist-to-shoulder and pushing/pulling/carrying.

  • Ability to constantly stand/walk; bend/flex/extend neck; frequently grip/reach/lift/pull with L/R hands.

  • Product weight: up to 100 lbs.

    Great Lakes Cheese is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.