Cheesemaker Helper

Operate dairy processing equipment and assist Cheesemakers.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cheesemaker Helpers do?

Operates dairy processing equipment and performs following tasks to assist CHEESEMAKER in making cheese: Separates and pasteurizes milk, using dairy processing equipment. Starts pump, turns valves, and observes gauges to fill cheese vats with specified amount of milk and maintain specified temperature in vats. Dumps dye and starter into milk. Starts agitator to mix ingredients. Dumps rennet into vat to coagulate milk into curd. Dumps, presses, and salts curd. Pierces, washes, and turns cheese blocks to cure cheese. Operates washing machine and extractor to clean and dry cloths. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Cheesemaker Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Cheesemaker Helper

    Most Cheesemaker Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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