Packaging Sanitation (Graveyard, Union)

Tillamook County Creamery Association

Tillamook, OR

Packaging Sanitation (Graveyard, Union)

Come join the Tillamook Team where our philosophy is “Do Right By Every Bite.” As an independent farmer-owned cooperative, we have been guided by good, honest values since 1909. We believe in putting quality over profit, natural over artificial, and that hard work can never be outsmarted.  We’re taking a stand for real food because everyone deserves better.


We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce. At Tillamook, we believe that inclusion and diversity are central to our cultural strategy. In order to achieve our growth ambition and compete and win in the marketplace, we believe we make better decisions and build stronger teams when we invite and rely on diverse perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds and cultures into our work and to fuel our innovation and growth. To us this means creating a climate of inclusion where all employees feel valued and a sense of belonging.  We believe this will make us a better consumer brand and employer.

About you:

What does real food mean to you? Is your favorite dish a cheesy casserole? Perhaps a decadent and indulgent ice cream? Either way, your identification with food is important to us. People who fit well here at Tillamook have a commitment to quality in everything they do. Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work, and good, honest values

About us:

Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work, and good, honest values. We live by these shared values: We are Good Stewards, We believe in Uncompromising Quality, We work as One Team, We Play to Win, and We Genuinely Care for each other.   

What you will do:

The Packaging Sanitation Operator works at the last stages of the cheese manufacturing line to pack finished products label and aggregate them for storage or shipment to distribution outlets.

Here’s a day in the life:

  • Cleans work areas with chemicals and sets up the support, grind, dump, trim, tail rooms. 
  • Cleans mains packaging lines prior to QA preoperational inspection. 
  • Disassembles, cleans, reassembles, and sets up the Hayssen, 8660, bagger, curd, smokehouse, industrial patch slicer, cutter, boxer machines. 
  • Taping and inspecting seal bars on the 8600.
  • Removes, cleans, and reinstalls machine belts according to sanitation schedule.
  • Titrattion chemical testing. 
  • Clean, repair, and set up hand patch slicers. 
  • Follow lockout, tagout (LOTO) procedures. 
  • Chemical barrel handling and moving with lift. 
  • Cleaning and removal of chemical in the chemical trough including proper chemical disposing.
  • Maintains and changes out wires on harps. 
  • Looks up, reads, and understands Safety Data Sheets (SDS). 
  • Follows sanitation schedule.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Computer literate with basic knowledge of Microsoft Word required.
  • Experience in packaging or other manufacturing operations is a plus.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors, and the public.
  • Able to work a graveyard shift including weekends and holidays (cows don't understand holidays or weekends, they make milk every day).
  • Effective communication: acts as a team player and interacts with staff at all levels of the company.
  • Thorough knowledge of Tillamook products.

Physical Requirements:

  • Using tool to break open flaps o boxes, gripping boxes to shake/remove blocks of cheese and gripping 5lb blocks of cheese.
  • Frequent lifting and moving boxes and tubs of cheese.
  • Standing and lifting 45# from 6" to 34" or waist and carrying 6 ft.
  • Frequent lifting and moving tubs and blocks of cheese.
  • Standing raising and lowering 45# tubs/blocks of cheese from pallet to conveyor from/to a height 34" to 54"
  • Frequent lifting and moving tubs and blocks of cheese.
  • Standing raising and lowering 45#’s 6" to 34".
  • Moving pallets with hand pallet jack and pushing multiple tubs of cheese on carts.
  • Push/Pull Capacity for Trim/Grind and Pallet relocation.
  • Placing 45# from pallet to conveyor belt.
  • Standing moving 45# from 34" shelf to place on stationary platform at a height of 34".
  • Pull product size pieces of cheese from a cut 40# block of cheese.
  • Pulling 2# Velcro pieces apart


Industry-leading benefit and reward programs:

We offer outstanding benefits to our employees. For more information, please visit the careers page:

We are committed to creating a diverse culture and inclusive conditions where all employees are heard, valued, and feel a sense of belonging.  We rely on different perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds, and cultures to inform our work, to help us be better as a brand and as an employer, and to fuel our success.  We are seeking talent from a wide range of diversity, perspectives, and backgrounds to join our exceptional organization and help us build our future.   


Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is a Drug-Free Workplace.  EEO/AA