Responsibly Sourced

Handcrafted in Colorado



Haystack Mountain Creamery is GROWING! We are an award-winning artisanal cheese company located in Longmont, Colorado. Jackie Chang is our Head Cheesemaker and has received 80 awards over the last 18 years including the “Best Cheese in America” at the 2017 World Cheese Awards in London. 

Locally owned and operated since 1989, we produce an internationally recognized, premium selection of handcrafted raw and pasteurized cheeses. Our cheeses exhibit exceptionally fresh, clean flavors and textures—a direct result of the pure, high-quality goat and cow’s milk and the skill of our team.

The Role 

The HTST Operator maintains safe and efficient operation of processing equipment; maximizing production up-time while providing high quality product that meets customer and regulatory requirements.

Required Skills:

·     Working knowledge of sanitization, operating and cleaning pasteurization equipment

·     Ability to follow written, verbal, diagrammatic instructions, complete simple checklists, and complete required documentation.

·     Ability to read, understand, and adhere to documents and procedures of good Food Safety practices (SOP, GMP, test procedures, and HACCP).

·     Dairy Plant experience preferred, but not required

·     Knowledge of Food Safety practices

·     Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others, works to maintain constructive working relationships and being a productive team member.

·     Operate daily HTST production operation: processing, filling, cleaning and documenting.

·     Responsible for working with employees and performing maintenance to provide a safe work environment.

·     Communicate effectively with cheese room personnel, leadership, and food safety.

·     Handle all equipment or chemicals safely and proactively report all safety concerns.

·     Operate and clean all processing equipment in a safe manner, consistent with company, customer, and regulatory requirements.

·     Work schedule is projected at 40 hours, but requires some flexibility based on milk delivery timing.

Preferred Skills:

·     Good mechanical skills

·     Good computer skills

·     Detail oriented

·     Good at multi-tasking

·     Good communication and people skills

·     Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

·     Ability to solve problems by adapting knowledge and experience

·     Must be able to safely lift 50 pounds and physically climb ladders

·     Extreme attention to detail

·     Problem solving and growth mindset

Compensation & Benefits:

Pay Range: $20 – $25 per hour


Health insurance

Paid time off

Dental insurance


Vision insurance

Life insurance

Health savings account

Potential Growth

Opportunity for growth and additional responsibility based on performance and aptitude.