Commonwealth Dairy, Vermont
  • Brattleboro, VT, USA
  • Full Time

We like to say our yogurt was Born in Vermont and therefore Raised on Good Nature. Encapsulating the very essence of Vermont; rugged, hearty, down-to-earth, no fuss, practical, scrappy and let's not forget progressive!

When we first started this journey, the vision was to hire 40 employees in 5 years. We have far surpassed that and are about 275 strong and still growing.


Operates the assigned equipment to manufacturer's and quality assurance
specifications, supplying the filling and packaging equipment with product as
scheduled and in compliance with all governmental regulations and corporate

Job Requirements:

  • Operate processing equipment, adhering to all quality assurance, productivity, OSHA, and safety standards.
  • Assemble and disassemble equipment for proper cleaning/sanitizing and operating per manufacture instructions.
  • Monitor and control all temperatures, pressures, and flow of product throughout the processing cycle in accordance with established quality assurance standards.
  • Adhere to established testing procedures and provide required samples to laboratory for appraisal prior to all finished products being packaged.
  • Monitor and control the flow of product from processing to packaging.

SQF Requirements:

  • Maintain food safety and food quality through completing job tasks and maintaining the work area in a sanitary manner.
  • Required to wear food safety/sanitation clothing.
  • This position necessitates conformance to personal hygiene regulations.
  • Report food safety problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.
  • Ensure all programs are being upheld and documentation is current.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous experience in a food processing facility preferred.
  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate and percent.
  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence and complete manufacturing documentation completely.
  • Effectively present information to other employees.
  • Deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
  • Must pass a company pre-employment physical and drug screen prior to commencing work.
  • Regularly required to stand, use hands and stretch and reach with hands and arms; frequently is required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear; occasionally required to climb or balance and smell; regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  • Must have full range of body motion.

Work Environment:

  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • Required to use all personal protective equipment provided by the company in compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Obey all safety rules.

EEO:  Commonwealth Dairy is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

Commonwealth Dairy, Vermont
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