1st Shift Cooker – Analog

Hillsboro, WI

Whitehall Specialties, Inc. is seeking to fill a cooker position to join our fast-paced food manufacturing operations in Hillsboro, WI.

Mon-Fri 5:30AM – 3:30PM with rotating day off, OT as required

REQUIREMENTS:  Cooker operator is responsible for manufacturing the right product from the correct recipe, and cooking the batch to the correct temperature and specifications.  Cooker operator may also be required to do minimal cheese testing for CEM moistures and pH.  Cooker operator will be climbing stairs frequently and also lifting cheese and powder bags that weigh as much as 50 lbs. As part of our efficiency program the Cooker Operator must troubleshoot and manage start-up to meet the expected goal daily.

ESSENTIAL DUTIESCooker operator must be willing to take responsibility for the finished product and must react to any problems that develop during the process.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must be able to operator flow meters, steam controllers and cooker and blender controls.  They must also be familiar with the cheese making process and the impact of any deviation from the programmed recipe.  Some climbing will be required. The cooker operator must be able to multi- task. Must keep work area clean and in an orderly fashion.  Clean up any spills in a timely manner.  The cooker operator reviews with the mixer, the forklift operator and the blender operator on the correct batch setup.  The cooker also sets up and/or changes the jet printer as needed. The cooker operator reports to the supervisor or lead on duty.  Qualified applicants must be able to perform all tasks noted above in a busy environment with limited supervision.


From time to time you may be required to work other shifts or be temporarily moved to other departments in the plant.

Must also be prepared for any related duties Whitehall Specialties, Inc (within reason) assigned by the Supervisor or Management.

EDUCATION:  High school education or equivalent



  • 2 Major Medical Plans to choose from to include a high deductible and a low deductible health plan
  • Vision, Dental, Life , AD&D, 401(k), Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, FSA (Flex Spending Account), HSA (Health Savings Account)
  • Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program
  • Company Sponsored Uniform and Safety Shoe Program, No Cost to Employees
$17.00/hour, starting

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