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

PTO, 401(k), Holidays, Health Insurance, Work/Life Balance, Mocha Joes Coffee!

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!

The Weekend Day Shift will be Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (6am to 6pm), totaling 36 hrs/wk. This position is considered full time and will be eligible for benefits!


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: all matters listed herein are considered to be essential job functions. There may be other job functions which are essential, but are not listed below. Also, Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy may revise this description at any time deemed necessary.


  • Supervises production employees to maximize productivity on assigned shifts and areas. This includes planning, assigning and directing work, coordinating weekly Continuous Improvement (CI) meetings, addressing product and employee complaints and resolving problems. This person carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company's policies, OSHA regulations and applicable laws while following all CI processes and the Management Operating Structure (MOS).
  • Ensures proper procedures are in place and being followed for production efficiency, quality of product, employee safety, and state and federal guidelines.
  • Inspects products to verify conformance to specifications and directs setup and adjustments to machines.
  • Coordinates production schedules and estimates work hour requirements for completion of job assignments.
  • Recommends improvements to production methods, equipment performance and quality of product.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Maintains time and production records as required.
  • Trains and instructs employees regarding production and equipment standards and processes. Oversees instruction, implementation and enforcement of policies as they relate to employees.
  • Leads by example with the CWD "Code of Quality". This includes following Company policies, standards and specifications.
  • Evaluates probationary period progress of new employees.
  • Ensure filling machines stay productive.
    • Monitor changeovers on fillers and help when needed.
    • Monitor quality of products: double-checking fruit prep, weights, correct packaging materials, etc.
    • Troubleshoot issues when able; involve the supervisor or maintenance when unable.
    • Coordinate operator breaks to avoid downtime; cover them when necessary.
    • Report any equipment or personnel issues to the supervisor.
  • Ensure the filling room stays clean, neat, and orderly.
    • Work with filling room personnel, primarily the Runner, to keep trash and cardboard out of the filler room.
    • Ensure every day that scheduled cleaning tasks are being completed by the appropriate personnel.
  • Oversee the Runner to ensure a smooth flow of materials with the warehouse (both to and from).


Job Requirements

  • HS or GED required.
  • Prior experience as filler operator required.
  • Experience leading and following Safety/Security Policies and Procedures.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and computer-based applications. 
  • Ability to follow all Sanitation and Quality Policies and Procedures, and report and follow through on any deficiencies.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.      
  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs; ability to lead others through change.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Skill in organization and prioritization, and attention to detail. 
  • Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and disciplines. 
  • Ability to select, coach, develops, engage and retain a team of employees.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills that enable high level interaction with senior management within the company and across our customer and supply base.


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 personal with authority to initiate action.
  • Ensure all programs are being upheld and documentation is current.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Must have the ability to write simple correspondence and complete manufacturing documentation completely. Ability to effectively present information to other employees.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


REASONING ABILITY To apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.



  • The candidate must pass a company pre-employment physical and drug screen prior to commencing work.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, use hands and stretch and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and smell. The employee must 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.



  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  • The employee will be required to use all personal protective equipment provided by the company in compliance with OSHA regulations.



  • Must be able to work with others;
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks effectively;
  • Must be able to organize work;
  • Must be able to maintain good relations with co-workers;
  • Must maintain professional attitude;
  • Must show courtesy to co-workers, customers, relatives of employees, and others with whom contact occurs.
  • Any other duties assigned by management.


SAFETY: Obey all safety rules.


REMARKS: the above job description is intended to describe the duties of an employee in general terms and does not necessarily describe all of his or her duties.


EEO: Ehrmann 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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