Dairy Processing Supervisor

Supervise the workers engaged in producing dairy products.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Dairy Processing Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in producing dairy products, such as milk, butter, cheese, and evaporated milk in liquid, solid, or powdered form: Directs workers in receiving and testing milk and in operations, such as pasteurizing, separating, evaporating, drying, cooling, and storing dairy products. Feels, tastes, and smells cheese samples to determine types of cheeses required for specified blend. Examines samples of evaporated milk, orders changes in cooking temperature, and adds measured amounts of calcium or phosphate to milk to obtain specified texture and viscosity. May add specified amount of lactic ferment cultures to pasteurized milk to develop starter for sour dairy products, such as buttermilk, cheese, or sour cream. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title. May be designated according to type of product as Butter Production Supervisor; Cheese Production Supervisor; Instant-Powder Supervisor; or according to process as Pasteurizing Supervisor.


Should I be a Dairy Processing Supervisor?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Supervisor, Dairy Processing, Supervisor, Dairy Sanitation

    How to Become a
    Dairy Processing Supervisor

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