Cheesemaker

Job No: 12811
Location: Woodside, SA

  • Full-time production role based on award-winning recipes!

  • Opportunity for an experienced cheesemaker to step up their career and run the Production Facility!

  • Generous remuneration circa $60,000-$75,000 inc. super, commensurate with experience and skills!

  • Become part of a well-established organisation known for exceptional quality and production innovation!

About the Organisation

Woodside Cheese Wrights is an established and highly respected specialist cheese producer. The company has strong branding within Australia, with distributors based in each State and Territory. Both goat and cow milk cheeses are produced, although goat makes up the bulk of production.

Over 20 varieties of cheese are made (some in variable forms and sizes) of which a number are seasonal. The major products are Edith (ashed white mould goat), Goat Curd and Chevre and, in the cow milk range, Charleston and McLaren.

Milk is supplied by a number of producers within a 50km radius of the factory, which was recently upgraded.

Based in the Adelaide Hills, the factory employs six staff, with a number of employees also operating the factory sales outlet next door.

Many of Woodside Cheese Wrights' cheeses have won gold medals and trophies at shows throughout Australia, including a Grand Dairy Award for Edith. The business has also won a range of awards, including four Premiers Food Awards.

About the Opportunity

Woodside Cheese Wrights has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Cheesemaker to join their team in a hands-on cheese production role!

The main aim of this role is to make, care for and mature all cheeses produced by the company. You will also be responsible for managing the cheesemaking team and processes to ensure the benchmark qualities are achieved and advanced.

In this role, you will bring your extensive skills to produce Woodside Cheese Wright's award-winning recipes.

Some of your specific duties will include:

  • Liaising with milk producers to ensure appropriate standards and milk supply are maintained;
  • Establishing with the packaging supervisor the appropriate volumes of various cheeses to be produced to satisfy customer demand;
  • Maintaining and adhering to all HACCP requirements and accreditation audits by the SA Dairy Authority;
  • Following all production procedures as outlined in the Good Cheese Making Procedures Manual and HACCP Manual;
  • Arranging appropriate staff to assist in successful completion of daily cheesemaking;
  • Maintaining an inventory control system on all stock items and advising of order requirements;
  • Establishing costs of production and yields of each cheese; and
  • Learning ongoing cheesemaking skills and attending appropriate courses and seminars.

To be successful in this role, you will need to be an experienced Cheesemaker with excellent communication, leadership, management and organisational skills. In addition, you will be self-motivated and results-driven with the ability to work autonomously or in a team environment. Plus, you will have effective numeracy, financial and analytical skills. The successful candidate will also hold a current driver's licence.

Most of all, you will be passionate about cheese and will be able to combine your energy with professionalism, plus the ability to maintain and enhance the organisation's award-winning quality!

You will be rewarded for your hard work and dedication with an attractive remuneration package circa $60,000-$75,000 p.a. including super, negotiable upon experience. The right candidate will enjoy career advancement opportunities, with the potential to step up and run the Production Facility!

Based in the Adelaide Hills, your drive to work is a quick trip up the freeway, going against the traffic!

This is an exciting opportunity to see your passion for cheese come to life through the award-winning Woodside brand!

Become part of a well-established organisation known for exceptional quality and production innovation!

IT IS AN ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENT OF THE ROLE THAT YOU HAVE CHEESEMAKING QUALIFICATIONS AND / OR CHEESEMAKING EXPERIENCE. ONLY APPLICANTS THAT MEET THIS CRITERIA WILL BE CONSIDERED.

If you love cheese, you'll LOVE this role - Apply Now!

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