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Associated Milk Producers General Labor in Sanborn, Iowa



AMPI owns eight Midwest-based manufacturing plants where 10 percent of the nation’s American-type cheese, processed cheese and butter is produced. The cooperative’s award-winning cheese, butter and powdered dairy products are marketed to foodservice, retail and food ingredient customers. In 2019, the co-op launched its Dinner Bell Creamery brand and accompanying Co-op Crafted promise, highlighting more than 50 years of dairy farm families partnering with skilled buttermakers and cheesemakers.


This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • All AMPI employees have an obligation to report employee safety, food safety and food quality issues to personnel of authority.

  • This position has a heightened food safety and food quality responsibilities.

  • Assemble carts and place cheesecloth and liners into boxes.

  • Carts and pans need to be thoroughly rinsed in order to remove any soil/debris prior being placed in the bottom washer.

  • Clean and sanitize and all carts and pans. Inspect and re-clean and sanitize if any soil or debris is located.

  • Load and unload carts into a vacuum chamber and monitor the chamber to ensure proper vacuum pressure and time is met according to the specification.

  • Seal the blocks.

  • Inspect, weigh, and tag carts.

  • Maintain good housekeeping and cleanup of equipment, keeping work areas organized.

  • Maintain proper documentation in all formats of recordkeeping

  • Adhere to all aspects of company and customer safety, sanitation and site policies.

  • Once experience is gain, assists with training new employees.

  • Provides assistance to the maintenance personnel, when needed, for machine repairs or troubleshooting.

  • Adhere to all Quality and Food Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.

  • Adhere to all Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.

  • Adhere to all GMP policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.

  • Other duties as assigned.

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.


  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) preferred.

  • 1 year relevant work experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of SQF, HACCP, GMP’s, OSHA and loss control programs highly desirable.

  • Technical knowledge of fluid milk, cheese and drying operations preferred.

  • Prior experience in manufacturing is a plus.

  • Must be able to maintain a valid forklift operator license.


AMPI offers competitive starting pay, PTO, 401k, short-term disability, health, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance programs and more.

Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Military and veterans are encouraged to apply.




  • High School or better

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)