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Graveyard Production Lead (Cheese/Dairy)

Tillamook County Creamery Association Boardman, OR
  • Expired: 7 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Production Lead (Cheese/Dairy)

Come join the Tillamook Team where our philosophy is “Dairy Done Right.” As an independent farmer-owned cooperative, we have been guided by good, honest values since 1909. We believe in putting quality over profit, natural over artificial, and that hard work can never be outsmarted. We’re taking a stand for real food, because everyone deserves better.

About you:

What does real food mean to you? Is your favorite dish a cheesy casserole? Perhaps a decadent and indulgent ice cream? Either way, your identification with food is important to us. People who fit well here at Tillamook have a commitment to quality in everything they do. Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values.

About us: 

Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values. We live by these shared values: We are Good Stewards, We believe in Uncompromising Quality, We work as One Team, We Play to Win, and We Genuinely Care for each other.   


What you will do:

The Production Lead is responsible for keeping the production and milk receiving areas in a safe, sanitary and efficient work order. 

Here’s a day in the life:

  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying Complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • Dairy Science – Understands the components of milk, starter bacteria, and other ingredients, and the processing of making dairy products to a specification

  • Statistical Process Control – Understands basic statistics and their application in understanding a process and how it is responding to correction.

  • Physics – Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships.

  • Systems Evaluation – Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system

  • Judgment and decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

  • Innovation – Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems

  • Equipment maintenance – Performing basic routine maintenance on equipment and determine when other maintenance is need.

  • Mechanical – Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Troubleshooting – Determining causes of operating errors deciding what to do about it

  • Operation and Control – Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

  • Analytical Thinking – Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

  • Clerical – Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

  • Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and their applications

  • Negotiation – Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences

  • Time Management – Managing one’s own time and the time of others

  • Coordination – Adjusting actions in relation to other’s actions

  • Social perceptiveness – Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do

  • Instruction - Teaching others how to do something

  • Service Orientation – Actively looking for ways to help people

  • Learning Strategies – Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

  • Persuasion – Persuading other to change their minds or behavior

  • Concern for others – Job requires being sensitive to others’ needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job

  • Leadership – Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction

  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with others – Handling Complaints, setting disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others

  • Developing and Building Teams – Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.


Skills you’ll need:


High School Diploma or GED.


2-3 years of Food Manufacturing Experience

OTHER: Prior Lead experience or education preferred

Industry leading benefit and reward programs:

We offer outstanding benefits to our employees. For more information, please visit the careers page:

We are committed to creating a diverse culture and inclusive conditions where all employees are heard, valued and feel a sense of belonging.  We rely on different perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds and cultures to inform our work, to help us be better as a brand and as an employer and to fuel our success.  We are seeking talent from a wide range of diversity, perspectives and backgrounds to join our exceptional organization and help us build our future.   


Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is a Drug-Free Workplace. EEO/AA


Tillamook County Creamery Association


Boardman, OR