Join Our Team

Interested in pursuing a career with us? Walnut Creek Foods offers a unique work environment with a variety of positions spread across four locations all in the heart of Amish Country. The values (Respect, Stewardship, and Growth) of which we operate under are the foundation of our company, and reflect our dedication to continual growth and improvement.

WHY WE'RE DIFFERENT

How would you like to go to work every day knowing that what you do is making life better for your co-workers, customers and their families?  Imagine going to work and facing endless opportunities to treat people the way you want to be treated, to maximize your potential, and to experience personal and professional growth.  At Walnut Creek Foods and Walnut Creek Cheese, this is what’s happening. Team members are empowered to think outside of the box, to face challenges and get things done.

When you join the team here, you are invited to participate in our vision. Our organization functions as though we are a family, helping each other to succeed and working together towards a common goal of growth. 

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

Providing for the needs of our employees is part of our mission and something that is an ongoing focus for our company. We offer a variety of benefits including 401K, paid holidays, sick days, health insurance, dental and vision, profit sharing, vacation, and competitive pay.


If you are interested in joining our family, please browse current opportunities listed below.

Job Openings

Customer Service - Full-Time
Walnut Creek Cheese - Walnut Creek
2641 SR 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

 

A brief job description is as follows but not limited to: Front Desk

Customer First- answer any questions and take any orders from them
Call departments to bring up orders for customers
Make afternoon and evening deposits
Have change ready for cashiers
Announce buses and keep track of buses when they come in
Operator- Need to stay at desk at all times after 8am to answer phone if it rings, take care of customer
Cash out customers that you can at the desk- refunds-gift cards- etc
Watch and call for cash back up for registers
Keep track of complaint list and outages and report in book in counting room.
Email complaint list to the customer service manager
Give out rain checks to customers
Make sure each department has received and has completed the orders for the day
Take orders from customers
When on schedule till close- lock doors, hang closed sign, lock front and back office and turn off lights, make sure produce door is locked.                                                                                      ·

Customer Service Office

Must be at desk at 8am when phones start ringing.
Must stay at desk at all times to answer phones
Set up accounts for customers
Take all orders and type up pick tickets, make sure all information is correct on tickets and print to each department printer.
Take care of all coupons for WC and WC Berlin
Responsible for all orders and making sure each department gets their correct pick tickets
Take care of schedule for com husker and pancake maker
Email Warehouse all orders for delivery and work closely with Warehouse on all truck orders.
Email Berlin with all pick up orders for Berlin
If moving to front desk position to close, follow above job description.

 

Requirements

Job Requirements:
Need to be able to answer phones, operate computer, cash registers, Be knowledgeable about store.
Able to work some Holidays and Saturdays.

Physical  Requirements:
Job requires  lifting (20 Pounds),  bending,  standing,  walking,  carrying,  climbing,  pulling,  pushing,  sitting

Bakery - Night-Shift
Walnut Creek Cheese - Walnut Creek
2641 SR 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

 

Description:

• Hourly Position with a Night-Shift Premium
• Responsible for Baking, Icing, and Filling Donuts
• Full-Time or Part-Time Positions avaible 

Requirements

• Willing to work Weekends & Hoildays
• Ability to lift 50 lbs 

Smoked Cheese Production - Full-Time
Manufacturing Facility
3850 State Route 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

 

A brief job description is as follows but not limited to:

Working on the Cutting and Mush line (Cutting Mush 80# pans, Cutting Cheese 40-100# blocks, Smoking Cheese 40-100#)
Must be able to complete paperwork correctly
Mush be able to set up Cryovac, Safeline Metal Detector, Little David Box Erector, smoking equipment
Must be able to cut and load cheese, package products properly, palletize
Light Shipping and Receiving
Disassemble and wash, rinse, sanitize equipment
Organization, cleanliness of the upstairs, cooler, and freezer
Must be able to learn quickly, follow directions, work in a fast pace environment, and be a team player

 

 

Requirements

Job Requirements

Must be at least 18 years of age to hold this position

This position is a full-time position

Must be willing and able to use the following equipment:

Forklift, Big Joe, motorized Pallet Jacks

Physical Requirements

1)  Job requires lifting (100 Pounds), bending, standing, walking, carrying, climbing, pulling, pushing, sitting

 

 

2nd Shift Sanitation - Full-Time
Manufacturing
3850 State Route 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

 

A brief job description is as follows but not limited to:

Must be able to tear down every piece of equipment (USDA & FDA)
Use proper cleaning chemicals per job
Run high pressure hose/wand
Clean all aspects of the cutting room
Make sure bottles of cleaner are filled
Loading and emptying the ovens while filling out all necessary paperwork
Racks and screens to be cleaned as necessary
Clean bathrooms, sweep, mop floors

The hours will be noon to 8:00 pm,( Subject to change) Monday through Friday.

Requirements

Job Requirements

Must be 18 years of age or older
Must be willing and able to use the following equipment:

Pallet jack
Tumbler/slicer
Ovens
Pressure washer
Floor cleaners

Physical Requirements

Job requires lifting (up to 100 Pounds), bending, standing, walking, carrying, climbing, pulling, pushing, sitting

 

Jar Line Production - Full-Time
Manufacturing
3850 State Route 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

 

Jar line responsibilities would include:

Producing jams, salsas, barbeque sauce, and much more!
Canning beets, peaches, pear, and much more!
Automated production lines
Team environment and great culture 

Requirements

Job Requirements

Must be at least 18 years of age to hold this position

Physical Requirements

Job requires lifting (50 Pounds), bending, standing, walking, carrying, climbing, pulling, pushing, sitting
May require occasional lifting of (80 Pounds)

 

Fundraiser/Gift Baskets - Sales Coordinator
Walnut Creek Cheese - Walnut Creek
2641 SR 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Customer Development and Support:

Actively work to find new customers
Identify and meet with Business Clients to further develop gift basket sale opportunities.
Travel to local schools and present the fundraiser opportunities we offer.

Collaborate with Marketing Department on developing high quality brochures that promote:

Gift Basket offerings and Catalog
School Fundraising Catalog

Work with Shipping Department team lead to:

Manage the fundraiser orders and make sure orders are fulfilled timely and correctly.
Coordinate proper ordering for needed inventory.

Visit local businesses to promote our gift baskets year-round.
Develop new gift baskets, boxes, and seasonal programs to add to the catalog.
Performs analysis and projects as requested.
Other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

High School degree or equivalent experience

Experience/Skills:

This position is a full-time position.
Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel)

Excellent listening and communications skills, with a solutions-driven mindset.
Must have a valid driver’s license
Travel required. Overnight stays may be necessary based on assigned territory
Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel)
A general ability to operate computer systems, with the ability to learn new applications
Ability to analyze and make recommendations for price changes and product additions/deletions.
Excellent troubleshooting skills
Proven ability to quickly learn and understand.
Proactive attitude and ability to work with minimal supervision.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
Exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Meat Department Manager - Berlin Retail Store
Walnut Creek Cheese - Berlin
4727 US 62. Berlin, OH 44610

A brief job description is as follows but not limited to:

Ordering

Oversight of ordering of all products used in the service meat case, as well prepackaged items displayed and sold.
Create an ordering strategy to gain best pricing
All new products should be reviewed and approved by D.H. Meet with sales representatives as necessary.

Displays and stocking

Oversight of creating and maintaining, and rotating of merchandise displays so as to best enhance the meat department.
Determine stocking quantities.

Financials

Check competitor pricing once per quarter.
Use current data to determine gross profit reorder points.
Collaborate with WC Meat manager to determine weekly ad items.

Scheduling:

Determine necessary staffing schedule
Staffing needs and hiring process is to be handled in conjunction with Store manager

Customer Service

Train and motivate staff in proper customer service techniques.
Be on the floor listening to customer needs and answering questions.

Food Safety

Develop and oversee food handling safety practices.
Develop and oversee inspection of incoming products.
Daily make determination as to whether products are fit to be sold.
Communicate with staff in this area. It is critical that the staff is comfortable the products you are asking them to sell.
ODA procedures for smoker.

      

Requirements

Job Requirements

Must be willing and able to use the following equipment:  hand jack, electric jack, scale, lift, slicer, smoker saw.
Full time position, must work Saturdays, be willing to close the store 1-2 nights per week
Be a team player
Pay attention to details.

Physical Requirements

Job requires lifting (50 Pounds), bending, standing, walking, carrying, climbing, pulling, pushing, sitting

Cashier - Full-Time & Part-Time
Walnut Creek Cheese - Walnut Creek
2641 SR 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

 

A brief job description is as follows but not limited to:

Opening:
Open Safe
Get money from safe and put in register
Get clean rags daily
Put bags on carousel
Wash Windows
Unlock Doors

Running Register:
Smile and Greet Customers
Scan Groceries
Listen to the customer
Learn how to run a WIC and EBT transaction
Say “Please”, “Thank You”, and “Have and nice day”.
Bring in carts from outside (in all weather conditions)
Help each other by bagging groceries when not busy
Put items back on shelves when customer doesn’t want it
Buy Change

Closing:
Remain at register until all customers have left
Put out the Closed sign
Lock Doors
Run a Report from your register
Count your till (drawer) at the end of the day
Turn off lights
Bring in carts

Requirements

Job Requirements

During slow times:  a) Must be willing to spring clean  (b) Straighten Shelves (c) Clean Register area
Know how to give change and count money
Must be willing to work weekends and evenings and Holidays.

Physical Requirements
Lifting (up to 50#), standing, bending, walking, sitting, pushing, pulling, talking 

Floater - Full-Time
Walnut Creek Cheese - Walnut Creek
2641 SR 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

 

A brief job description is as follows but not limited to:

It’s critical to have an excellent attitude
Spend time training in each department of the store including: Meat dep’t, Grocery, Bagging/Frozen, Butter Churn, Cannery, Customer Service, Produce, Warehouse, Deli, Café, Ice Cream, Shipping, and Bakery
To be able to be spontaneous- working with a constant changing schedule working wherever needed
Have a customer friendly attitude
Will be filling in positions for departments that are short staffed or have employees on vacation.

 

Requirements

Job Requirements
Need to be able to multi-task and like a variety of different tasks
Be knowledgeable about store.
This is a full-time position working 5 days per week.
Must be at least 18 years of age-job will include running slicers and grinders

Physical Requirements
Job requires lifting (50 Pounds), bending, standing, walking, carrying, climbing, pulling, pushing, sitting

Produce Department Clerk - Full-Time
Walnut Creek Cheese - Walnut Creek
2641 SR 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

A brief job description is as follows but not limited to:

Stalking Shelves

Proper rotation of product- first in, first out
Bagging product – taking large amounts down to smaller increments
Weighing – some products need to be weighed and labeled before placing on shelves
Building displays

Special Orders

Pick ticket comes from customer service
Read service and identify need
To fill order – gather items onto a skid
Communicate with warehouse that it is ready to go
Check produce box outside of office periodically to stay on top of orders
Berlin orders come to us to pick and send

Fruit and Vegetable Trays

Pick ticket comes from customer service
Retrieve tray from warehouse
Read order – watch for substitutions
Cut product
When finished place in cooler with ticket on top
Inform customer services the order is complete

Customer Service and Phone Skills

At times questions may come to the department
May need to take calls in the absence of the department head
If you don’t know the answer to a question take a message for department head to return call
Help customers outside of our department also

Requirements

Job Requirements

Must be willing and able to use the following equipment:

 Knives, hand pallet jack, electric pallet jack, scale   

Physical Requirements

Job requires lifting (50 Pounds), bending, standing, walking, carrying, climbing, pulling, pushing, sitting

Deli Department - Full-Time & Part-Time
Walnut Creek Cheese - Walnut Creek
2641 SR 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

Salads

Take inventory of product in cooler and retail case to determine needs for the day
Grind and prepare ham salad needed daily
Keep pre-pack section fresh and full
Prepare cheese balls, dips, pizzas, and puddings for retail case
 

Deli

A brief job description is as follows but not limited to:

Daily Responsibilities:

Check deferred orders in the week day box holders.
Sweep and mop deli department floor.
Clean meat and cheese coolers.
Load cart from deli walk in cooler to stock meat and cheese cases.
Sharpen slicer blades.
Take cooler temperatures and record in log book.
Clean and sanitize slicers and scales.
At closing time, wrap all unopened meat and cheese from cooler cases and change cooler liners.

Customer Service:

Slicing meat and cheese.
Weigh and price products.
Serve salads.
Take customer express orders.

Weekly Duties:

Wash cupboards.
Clean express buckets and express cooler, deli bag holders, trash cans.
Mop walk in cooler floor.
Do inventory and place order.
Stock paper products.
Clean and sanitize inside of cooler cases: Take out all products from cases and remove shelves to be cleaned.

 

Requirements

Physical Requirements

Job requires lifting (from 10 to 50 Pounds), bending, standing, walking, carrying, climbing, pulling, pushing

Job Requirements

Cleaning/operating equipment (some require a person age 18 or older by law),working weekends and evenings and Holidays.

Physical Requirements

Lifting (up to 50#), standing, bending, walking, running stairs, sitting, pushing, pulling, talking      

 

Berlin Retail Store - Full-Time Openings
Walnut Creek Cheese - Berlin
4727 US 62. Berlin, OH 44610

 

Openings:

Cashier Position open
Grocery Lead Position open
Deli Position Open
Produce position Open
Bulk position Open

Requirements

Meat Cutter - Full-Time
Walnut Creek Cheese - Berlin
4727 US 62. Berlin, OH 44610

Requirements

The candidate must be willing to work Saturdays. Ideal candidates will be 18 years of age and older and will have experience in meat cutting (though not a must.) 

Meat Department - Full-Time Production Position & Meat Clerk Position
Walnut Creek Cheese - Walnut Creek
2641 SR 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

 

Job Description:

A brief job description is as follows but not limited to:

Customer Service

Be friendly and welcoming to customers (Especially when you don’t feel like it)
Be knowledgeable on products and services the department, store, and community offer
When you don’t know something, find out who does
Do what it takes for the customer to feel like they were treated fairly
Take orders from customers in person and over the phone

Service Case

Re-tray and fill products as necessary
Check bulletin board for special orders and fill them as necessary
Keep items appropriately filled for the sales that day
Have extra sale items cut as necessary

Saw

Slice product to customer’s specifications
Clean and sanitize as often as necessary

Grinder

Be able to fill and use the grinder properly
Clean and sanitize after use or as needed

Product

Keep products properly rotated and filled on shelves
Clean shelves and coolers as necessary
Be aware of product condition
Discard any outdated or deficient product
Notify department head of any close dated products or product issue

Cleaning

Know and practice Good Manufacturer’s Procedures (GMP’s)
Properly clean and sanitize surfaces daily or as needed to prevent contamination
Clean equipment and floors daily or as necessary for safety and sanitation
Practice proper hand washing and personal hygiene

Smoker

Know how to properly run the smoker
Properly fill out batch sheets to document process
Clean smoker and smokehouse as often as necessary

Requirements

Job Requirements:
Must be willing and able to use the following equipment:
 Slicer, Scales, Wrapper, Rotisserie, Phone, Pallet Jack, Grinder, Stuffer

Physical Requirements:
Job requires lifting (50 Pounds), bending, standing, walking, carrying, climbing, pulling, pushing, sitting, using slicer, cutting with knife or scissors, tying. 
The candidate must be willing to work Saturdays. Ideal candidates will be 18 years of age and older and will have experience in meat cutting (though not a must.) 

Cafe - Part-Time & Full-Time
Walnut Creek Cheese - Walnut Creek
2641 SR 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

A brief job description is as follows but not limited to:

Maintain a clean work environment-Preps, counters, floors, trash, etc.
Rotation of products
Soup and Food prep
Stocking
Customer Order Preparation
Match/Organize Orders and prepare for delivery
Maintain a clean work environment-Trays, counters, floors, trash, etc.
Stock counters, Drink Cooler, & Chip Rack
Fill sides-maintain dates
Update Daily special boards
Brew Coffee and keep records of times brewed to maintain freshness
Turn on equipment-fryers, toaster, warmers, etc.
Prep food-slicing tomatoes, onions, meats, cheeses, etc.
Stock prep tables including employee prep
Date meats and cheeses and keep properly rotated.
Stock fry freezer, buns, Styrofoam products etc.
Maintain temperatures of all cooler and freezer units and report issues to Department Head or to maintenance personnel
Prepare orders quickly and neatly.
Prepare tickets in order received and to order specifications.
Cleaning-Prep tables, all café equipment, floors, trash cans, stairs, fryers, dishes, etc.
Table Cleaner/UP
Deliver food to customers, wipe and clean tables and chairs
Check for Ice cream orders and dip accordingly.
Cleaning-Dishes, floors, prep tables, freezers, Custard machine, trash, fudge warmer, stock shelves.
Keep quarts and ice cream cake displays stocked, dip quarts, and prepare orders for Berlin Store.
Clean the custard machine-put together machine if time allows.
Prepare ice cream cakes for back stock as well as special orders.

Requirements

Job Requirements

Working weekends and evenings and Holidays.

Physical Requirements

Lifting (up to 50#), standing, bending, walking, running stairs, sitting, pushing, pulling, talking      

Bakery - Full-Time & Part-Time
Walnut Creek Cheese - Walnut Creek
2641 SR 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

Requirements

Job Requirements
Cleaning/operating equipment (some require a person age 18 or older by law),working weekends and evenings and Holidays.

Physical Requirements
Lifting (up to 50#), standing, bending, walking, running stairs, sitting, pushing, pulling, talking      

Manufacturing Production - Full-Time
Manufacturing
3850 OH-39, Millersburg, OH 44654

A brief job description is as follows but not limited to:

4 day and 5 day shifts available – no weekends. The person hired for this position must be able to follow a Production Schedule. 

Responsible for supporting Production ( you may be asked to help with the following labeling, record keeping, wrapping, filling baking, etc.) 
Responsible for keeping area, equipment clean and organized.
Responsible for finished product reaching the shipping/receiving dock
The person hired for this position will be asked to support a smooth and efficient operation

Requirements

Job Requirements
Must be at least 18 years of age to hold this position.
The environment is fast paced.

Physical Requirements
Job requires lifting (50 Pounds), bending, standing, walking, carrying, climbing, pulling, pushing, sitting
May require occasional lifting of (80 Pounds)

 

Job Inquiry

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA

OR

Download Application

Please e-mail or mail completed application to:

Email: hr@walnutcreekfoods.com

Mail: Walnut Creek Foods
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 240
Walnut Creek, OH 44687