As of February 2017 this position has been filled
January 13, 2017
We're hiring for a Full Time Creamery Position
The Milkhouse is a certified organic dairy farm and creamery started in South China in 2012. We relocated to our home farm in Monmouth in 2015, where we’ve been able to greatly expand our operation. We bottle raw organic Jersey milk, make a variety of yogurts, and ship bulk milk to Horizon Organic. Our farmstead dairy products are wholesaled to accounts in Maine ranging from Brewer to Kittery. Meat from our cows and pigs is sold, in large part, directly to consumers.
We’re currently hiring for a full time position that will start around 30 hours and work up to 40+ as the season gets going starting in April/May. The majority of these hours will be fulfilled in the creamery and any remaining hours will be dedicated to any and all farm related tasks and projects. So we are looking for someone who is compelled by being part of the whole farm team, from creamery work to barn chores to fencing, etc.
Creamery responsibilities include yogurt making (heating milk, labeling, prepping, and filling containers, any and all clean up required, etc), processing and packaging greek yogurt, prepping orders, making deliveries, picking up inventory items. Farm related responsibilities could include care of animals, mucking out stalls, washing milk parlor walls, small building projects, setting up and moving fencing, collecting & washing eggs, etc.
The right person for this job is passionate about and interested in sustainable food systems, local economy and community, enjoys working with milk and food processing, pays great attention to detail, has knowledge of or willingness to learn basic sanitation practices, maintains patience and enthusiasm whilst spending long hours in the dairy, has the ability to lift 60+ pounds, possesses great communication skills, has a valid driver’s license, and is happy to work with others or solo.
We are in production 5 days a week Monday thru Friday. Pay is $12 an hour plus food we raise & produce (yogurt, milk, pork, beef, eggs: all certified organic or raised as such). Serious inquiries only. Interest in longer term commitments preferred. We like to do a working interview when possible, so the applicant can meet everyone on our team, and put in a couple hours of time with us in order to get an introductory sense of the job.
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