Milk Receiver-$19.50-$20.50-Creamery

Prairie Farms

Shullsburg, WI


Department:  Production                                               Job Status:  hourly

Reports To:  Production Supervisor                                             

Work Schedule:  schedule may vary depending upon workload


Responsible for ensuring the milk received is within specification and meets all food safety and quality requirements. 




General Qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Shall have attended a Chemical Safety Training Session within the past 12 months.
  • Shall have attended GMP, FSMA, Food Defense Awareness, and Allergen Training.
  • Received training in appropriate PCs.
  • Shall meet all requirements of the SQF Program.
  • Shall comply with all GMP Requirements.
  • Shall comply with all requirements for Personal Protective Equipment as defined by appropriate plant procedures.
  • Shall comply with all Safety Rules and Policies.


Milk Receiver Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Make sure the back and dome seals are intact and

match all corresponding paperwork. Verify the time limit of the wash tag.

  1. After opening the dome cover, inspect for dirt and debris that could fall into the tanker. If necessary, clean prior to opening the inner lid.
  2. After breaking the dome seal, visually check the milk and determine if there is any objectionable odor.
  3. Prepare to take samples of the load, using proper technique.
  4. Test the load for all applicable checks used in the facility.


Follow Company Protocol for Rejection
  1. All Raw milk receivers shall be certified by the State authorities.
  2. Make sure the Silo is properly drained prior to receiving into it.
  3. Unload the tanker if all of the checks to unload are within standard.
  4. Document all information on corresponding paperwork.

I.e.  Silo used to receive the milk.

  1. After the tanker is unloaded, prep the vehicle to wash.
  2. Washing is done by the automated CIP system. Check the chemical concentrations to ensure proper washing.  Mark the CIP chart accordingly.
  3. All samples must be kept refrigerated to maintain sample integrity.
  4. Visually inspect the tanker to ensure proper washing, reassemble all hand cleaned parts.
  5. Return all necessary paperwork to the hauler, and re-seal the tanker.



  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • The employee is required to use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms on a repetitive basis.
  • Have manual dexterity to operate a telephone.
  • The employee will be required to operate a computer and keyboard.
  • The employee must be able to push/pull up to 100 pounds occasionally, lift up to 50 pounds frequently, and up to 30 pounds constantly.
  • Requires visual acuity to review written documentations; ability to hear and understand speech.
  • Must be in good physical condition: able to bend, lift, twist, move, stand and/or walk through entire shift.        Must be able to perform repetitive tasks that often involve good dexterity, using the wrists, arms or hands.
  • Must be punctual and reliable.
  • High school diploma preferred.





  • Due to the environment on the average is 50 degrees; production area is 70 degrees; warehouse area is 32-40 degrees.
  • There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  • There is exposure to a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, and exposure to heat/cold temperature changes.
  • Smocks, aprons, gloves, hairnets, over the shoe boots and protective gear is provided. 
  • Dress code is casual; dress in layers.  Strong durable athletic shoes or work boots preferred. No open shoes, shorts, crop pants or torn jeans of any kind permitted.
    1. No earrings, rings, bracelets or face jewelry of any kind. No Phones.