Consumer Packaging Team Member

Mmm, Swiss cheese. We produce more than 100 million pounds of award winning, all natural Swiss cheese each year. We love what we do and, of course, we love to #makeitswiss. Yeah, we know, we’re cheesy. But we’re proud of our products, our people and our roots here in small-town Brewster, Ohio. Chances are, if you are buying Swiss cheese in the United States, it most likely came from Brewster Cheese. We produce for all of the major national brands and major retailers. And you could be part of that production, specifically in the cutting, inspecting and packaging of our products. Do you love Swiss cheese as much as we do and want to be a part of an award-winning team? Apply for a job in consumer packaging today!

 

Job Purpose

  • Perform a variety of cutting, inspecting and packaging of products.
  • Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Flip and maneuver 360 pound blocks of cheese using automated handling equipment
  • Clean Swiss blocks
  • Operate the cheese cutting equipment
  • Operate the barrel sealer and scale
  • Inspect/grade Swiss cuts as they are coming off the cutter
  • Bag various sizes of cheese at the rate of 30 pieces per minute
  • Operate the Cryovac packaging machine
  • Handle packages at a rate of 25 to 80 pieces per minute
  • Package products into appropriate cases
  • Lift, clean, and reassemble all of the equipment associated with cutting and packaging operation

 

Education and Other Requirements

  • High school education or equivalent is required for this position
  • Must have the ability to learn and perform a diverse number of duties requiring standing, bending, lifting various weights and reaching for extended periods of time

 

Benefits

Full-time employees of Brewster Cheese enjoy an excellent compensation and benefits package that includes but is not limited to:

  • Competitive starting wages based on experience with regular increases based on individual performance
  • 2nd shift - $1 shift differential
  • Insurance and supplemental benefit options
  • 401(k) with an above average company match
  • Paid vacation after 6 months worked
  • Annual profit sharing contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee and family events throughout the year
  • Onsite Health Clinic/Fitness Center and certified trainer

 

Application for Employment

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We at Brewster Cheese Company are proud of our reputation in the marketplace and; therefore, are selective in hiring those individuals who will be contributing to our growth.

Our standards for quality and our concern for each employee's safety and health require that we will not hire or continue to employ anyone who abuses alcohol or illegal drugs. Therefore, fill out this application only if you meet these requirements.

BREWSTER CHEESE COMPANY IS AN Equal Opportunity Employer. ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR HANDICAP.

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Applicant Acknowledgement of Terms and Conditions

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I certify that all information I have supplied in this application and any other form, oral or written, is true and accurate, and I agree that any misstated, misleading, incomplete, or false information is grounds for rejection of this application form, refusal to hire, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or immediate discharge without recourse, whenever and however discovered. I make this promise because I understand that you will rely on my statements to you in making your decision to hire me.

I authorize Brewster Cheese Company and it subsidiaries to use all legal means at its disposal to assess my suitability for employment. I understand and agree that Brewster Cheese Company, any agent acting on their behalf, as well as any other person responding to a reference request pursuant to this application, can and will seek and/or disclose all information about me that said corporation, agent, or persons might have. I specifically authorize said disclosure and agree to hold all such corporations, agents, or persons harmless for same. That is, I will not file a lawsuit, claim, or charge against them for such disclosure. Nor will I threaten same or otherwise seek any kind of compensation for such disclosure. I also understand and agree that a criminal background check may be completed as part of this assessment process.

I understand, also that if employed by Brewster Cheese Company, the first twelve months of employment shall be considered a trial period. As an employee, I agree to abide by all rules and regulations of Brewster Cheese Company. I also understand that nothing in this employment application creates a contract of employment that means that my employment can be terminated, either by me or by Brewster Cheese Company with or without cause, or notice. I understand that no representative of Brewster Cheese Company has authority to enter into any agreement for employment for a specific period of time, or to make any agreement contrary to the foregoing. I understand that Brewster Cheese Company is an At Will employer according to the Brewster Cheese Employee Handbook that means “The employment relationship with the Company is “At Will”; which means that employees are free to quit at any time, for any reason; just as the Company is free to terminate employment at any time, for any reason - with or without notice, with or without cause. Nothing in the scope of employment constitutes a contract or promise of continued employment.”

I understand and agree with the fact that Brewster Cheese Company maintains a drug-free workplace, that maintenance of same is essential to the safety of the workplace and our employees, and that I will be required to undergo a post-offer drug screening. I understand and agree that I may be subject to such testing during the course of my employment, and I specifically agree not to oppose, in any fashion, such pre-hire or post-hire testing. I understand that, subject to applicable law, Brewster Cheese Company shall be the sole judge of the acceptability of any test results. Failure to sign a consent form or cooperate with the testing procedure will result in termination of the hiring process or termination of employment.

I further understand that Brewster Cheese Company complies with OCR 3794 for a “Smoke-Free-Ohio” environment and as such, smoking is prohibited by visitors and employees throughout the interior and exterior premises. Brewster Cheese is a Smoke-Free environment.

I understand that, as a condition of employment, Brewster Cheese Company requires all employees to have their pay directly deposited into their bank account. Because direct deposit is the only option, I agree to produce the required direct deposit information on my first day of employment with Brewster Cheese Company.

I understand and agree that work schedules and requirements vary and can be unpredictable, and that, while Brewster Cheese Company will make reasonable efforts to accommodate work schedules and employee availability, I may be required to work overtime, weekends, different shifts, holidays or other arrangements. I consent to these requirements as necessary and legitimate conditions of employment.

In consideration of the review of my application, I agree that any causes of action or claims that I may have or bring against Brewster Cheese Company shall be commenced within the applicable statute of limitations period, within six (6) months of my knowledge of such claim or cause of action, or within six (6) months after my separation from employment, whichever is earlier. While I understand that the statute of limitations for claims arising out of an employment action may be longer than six (6) months, I agree to be bound by the six-month period of limitations and I WAIVE ANY STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS TO THE CONTRARY. I AGREE THAT ANY CAUSES OF ACTION OR CLAIMS I BRING AGAINST THE COMPANY WILL BE RESOLVED USING ARBITRATION.

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