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

Position Function:

Process raw materials to make cheese.

Salary Grade:  09

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.

Anticipated Appointment Date:

March 2024. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Performs various test and procedures to manufacture Edam, Cheddar and other cheese products.
2. Assist in preparing hoop for cheese; fill hoop, dress cheese, and remove cheese from hoops.
3. Wax, wrap, bag and box cheese.
4. Place cheese in storage for aging.
5. Prepare starter for culture for cheese.
6. Maintain detailed and accurate records.
7. Transport raw milk from dairy to dairy processing plant.
8. Responsible for the quality and aspects of production of the cheese.
9. Provides guidance to all employees involved in the cheese making process.
10. Assist with mailing of cheese orders.
11. Assist with the manufacturing of other dairy products.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High school
1. Valid Driver's License and ability to obtain Commercial Driver’s license within 6 months of employment.
2. Once CDL is obtained, must complete drug tests which indicate an absence of illegal controlled substance use.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to follow instructions.
Good communication skills.
Knowledge of cheese processing.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

1. Ability to wear steel toed boots for ten (10) hours a day.
2. Frequently lift 100 pounds.
3. Ability to stoop and bend for extended periods of time.
4. Ability to lift and stack cheese in stacks up to twelve (12) feet high

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

All applicants must apply online at

Screening Date:

February 26, 2024, 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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