Production Associate - Cheese Opener (Strip & Clean)
SCUSA Saputo Cheese USA Inc.

Job Info

At Saputo, our best comes from our people. We're a talented and caring team with a longstanding history of excellence.Since our first days delivering cheese on a bicycle, we've grown into a leading global dairy processor by staying true to the culture that defines us. Each of our employees is committed to uphold our tradition of care, quality, and passion through food, and together, we foster an environment where we can all make contributions that matter-from our manufacturing plants to our office locations and everywhere in-between.

How you will make contributions that matter...

  • Have a working knowledge of Safety Methods and Procedures (i.e. Proper Lifting Techniques, Proper Knife Handling Techniques, MSDS, etc.).
  • Assure the type and quality of cheese being used matches the customer specifications, food safety & quality standards, and efficiency standards through product inspections.
  • Assure the correct cheese is opened and amount is ready to cut before the next order is ready to run.
  • Read the production schedule and production specifications, set up the necessary hand cutters and/or harps, identify proper cheese quality, cut cheese according to customer specifications, and cut cheese to meet requirements of the line.
  • Control weights at the cutter to reduce the amount of labor required further down the line.
  • Minimize waste and trim.
  • Separate, label, and record different types of trim accurately.
  • Neatly, accurately, and legibly maintain all records and documentation.
  • Document and adjust quantities required relative to the amount of overrun used. Minimize overruns.
  • Maintain communication with end of the line to assure overrun usage and filling the order correctly and completely.

You are best suited for the role if you...
  • Experience in food production preferred but not required.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with team members and all necessary departments.
  • Able to understand production schedules and Product Specifications.
  • Able to judge when cheese is of such quality that it should not be cut.
  • Good decision making and problem-solving abilities.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to use a knife.
  • Able to perform basic computer skills (open file, save file, etc).
  • Able to perform and understand basic math: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions.
  • Able to stand / walk ten hours each shift
  • Liftand carry objects weighing 25 to 50lbs, frequently

We support and care for our employees by providing them with...
  • Development opportunities that enhance your career fulfillment
  • Meaningful compensation & benefits that help you care for your family
  • Opportunities to contribute to your community and enhance the lives of others through Saputo products

Saputo is among the top three cheese producers in the USA and one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. We have a diversified product portfolio with well-known retail brands, such as Friendship Dairies, Frigo Cheese, Montchevre, Stella and Treasure Cave, and a strong foodservice presence, partnering with chain restaurants and broadline distributors. Thanks to our countrywide footprint and national and international distribution networks, we're proud to bring our best to our customers and, consumers and have plenty of opportunities for our employees to grow in their own way. And we do it while also striving to build a healthier future for our people and the communities where we operate, guided by our values and the Saputo Promise. To learn more about Saputo in the USA, please click here. (

Join the Saputo Dairy USA team to make your contributions matter every day!

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