Dairy Products Manufacturing Workers

Dairy products manufacturing workers set up, operate, and tend continuous-flow or vat-type equipment to process milk, cream, butter, cheese, ice cream, and other dairy products following specified methods and formulas.

Quick Facts
Duties Operate machines to process milk and other dairy products; test and pasteurize milk; prepare products for shipping.
Alternate Title(s) Dairy Processing Equipment Operators
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all geographic locations, but primarily in rural areas
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
Experience On-the-job training
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Athletic
  • Hands On
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements Pass physical exam; must be free of contagious diseases
Career Ladder
  • Supervisor
  • Machine Operator
  • Repair Worker
  • Dairy Products Laborer
  • Dairy Helper

Become a Vault Basic Member

Complete your Vault Profile and get seen by top employers