Assistant Dairy Plant Manager

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 010208 - Custer Dairy Processing Plant
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Assist the plant manager with day-to-day production of the processing plant, processing of milk, cheese, butter, and ice cream. Responsible for all packaging and shipping.

Salary Grade:  14

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Area of Specialization:

Custer Dairy Plant Processing

Anticipated Appointment Date:

November 2023. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Supervises personnel which typically incudes recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
2. Trains employees on technique, methods, and procedures.
3. May organize workload to ensure deadlines are met; may schedule work assignments in order of priority and date received.
4. Performs maintenance of all equipment.
5. Performs duties and responsibilities of other absent personnel when necessary.
6. Responsible for packaging cheese.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.
These examples are intended as illustrations of the various types of duties assigned. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.

Supervisory Responsibility
Gives guidance and work direction to other employees, and includes recommendations to hire, fire, and conduct performance appraisals.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma or GED.

Experience: Five years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities described above.

License Required:
• Valid MS driver’s license.
• Possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License (Class B).
• Complete pre-employment drug tests which indicate an absence of illegal controlled
substance abuse.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to perform mathematical calculations.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 75 pounds. Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

All applicants must apply online at and include a resume and list of references.

Screening Date:

October 6, 2023 until filled. 

Restricted Clause:

Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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