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Job Title: Creamery or cheeseplant operator or cheese maker

Description: Implement and supervise processing procedures. Responsible for milk quality and procurement or purchasing, development and manufacturing of value added dairy products, and supervision of employees. May also be responsible for marketing and delivery of dairy products. Develop promotional and publicity materials.

Degree Required: HS

  • High School Diploma is a diploma awarded for the completion of high school. In the United States and Canada, it is considered the minimum education required for government jobs and higher education. An equivalent is the GED or General Educational Development test.

Skills Required: Farm animal care, Good hand-eye coordination, Independent worker, Leadership abilities, Learns on the job, Mechanically inclined, Managing financial resources, Managing people, Managing material resources, Mathematical thinker, Negotiator, Oral communication skills, Produce goods, Quick thinker, Record maintenance, Scientific thinker, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills

Market Sector: Farm/Ranch, Self-Employed, Small Business

Relative Salary:  $$

  • We did not collect actual income range information in our survey. Instead we chose to express income range with a number of dollar signs, expressing relative salaries. A single $ is relatively low salary compared to the average, $$ - $$$ is average, and $$$$$ is much higher than average income.

    Since each person surveyed may have a different viewpoint as to what constitutes an average salary, and since salary is often commensurate with years of experience, the number of dollar signs should not be regarded as an absolute, but only as an indicator.