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

Category Manager - Full-Time
Walnut Creek Foods
3850 State Route 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

 

Job Duties will include...

Purchasing

-     Sourcing products to maintain adequate supply to support customer needs, balancing inventory to maximize freshness and minimize total cost.

Pricing

-     Analyzing the pricing of competitors and alternative suppliers to maximize the market share and profitability of WCF.

Setting and adjusting the prices for products as needed

Products

-     Researching new products and product lines that fit the needs of our customers as well as paying attention  to market trends.

-    Analyzing sales data for products, product lines, and specific categories.

Promotions

-    Keeping track of all promotions offered by vendors

-    Assisting in the preparation ofWCF Promotional Flyers

-    Analyzing the effectiveness of the scheduled promotions

Analysis

-     Preforming any other analysis that assists WCF in operating more efficiently and effectively

-    All other duties assigned

Hours: Approximately  40-45 per week (Monday -- Friday)

 

Requirements

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 

WCF Sales Representative_Southern States
Walnut Creek Foods
3850 State Route 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

 

The Person hired for this position will report to the VP of Sales and Marketing.

The person hired to perform the duties of this position must have a Continuous Improvement Mindset.   This means continually looking for ways to improve the way we serve and work with our customers.

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

Provide account management services to an assigned list of customers, to include store visits, distribution of marketing materials, introduction of new items, and assisting in communication of operational changes
Develop a plan to meet yearly growth goals for sales, weight, and GP.
Prepare and distribute sales reports to customers that highlight key metrics important to their business
Utilize industry knowledge and Store Development team to help customers grow their business
Work with office staff (Customer Service, Transportation, Warehouse, Purchasing) to resolve customer issues in a timely manner
Actively work to find new customers in assigned territory, as well as follow-up on leads that are received through the website and/or call center
Partner with Transportation Leadership to improve profitability on the routes in the Sales Representative’s assigned territory
Represent our Company Values of Respect, Stewardship, and Growth in all customer interactions
Other duties as assigned

Requirements

Job Requirements

This position is a full-time position
Must have a valid driver’s license
Travel required. Overnight stays of 1-2 nights per week.
Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel)
A general ability to operate computer systems, with the ability to learn new applications

Physical Requirements

Job requires lifting (20 Pounds), bending, standing, walking, carrying, sitting, driving

Cafe Department Head
Walnut Creek Cheese - Walnut Creek
2641 SR 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

 

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

Ordering

Oversight of ordering of all products used in the lunch and ice cream, as well prepackaged items displayed and sold.
Create an ordering strategy to gain best pricing
Meet with sales representatives as necessary.

Displays and stocking

Oversight of creating, maintaining, and updating menu items to keep the lunch and ice cream departments the most effective and attractive.  Determine stocking quantities.

Financials
Enter inbound invoices.
Check competitor pricing once per quarter.
Use current data to determine gross profit reorder points.
Determine weekly ad items.
Work with store manager on yearly budget.
Weekly MVP meetings with store manager. Compare vendor pricing once per quarter.

Scheduling

Determine necessary staffing needs and schedule according to WCC guidelines.
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.

Communicate with staff in this area. It is critical that the staff is comfortable the products you are asking them to sell.

Requirements

Job Requirements

Must be willing and able to use the following equipment: scale, lift, slicer, microwaves, ice cream machine, and cash registers.
Full time position, must work Saturdays
Be a team player

Physical Requirements

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

Equipment Maintenance Technician
Walnut Creek Foods
3850 State Route 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

 

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

Perform scheduled preventive maintenance tasks on Walkie Riders, Reach Trucks, Pallet Jacks and Two Wheel Dollies.
Perform all needed repairs to on Walkie Riders, Reach Trucks, Pallet Jacks, Two Wheel Dollies and Load Bars in a timely manner.
Maintain and organize an inventory of parts needed to minimize downtime for WCF owned equipment.
Accurately track time, parts and labor for record keeping purposes.
Travel to other intercompany facilities (WCC, WCB, Manufacturing) to make needed repairs to equipment.
Schedule and track repairs with outside vendors when needed.
Maintain a clean and organized working area.
Assist Truck Garage Mechanics and Maintenance Employees as time allows.

Keys to this position:

Communication with fellow employees.
Positive attitude.
Organization.
Self-motivated.

 

Other job duties may be requested and required.  Evaluations take place on a yearly basis.

Requirements

Job Requirements

Must be at least 18 years of age to hold this position
This position is a full-time position
Provide a basic set of hand and power tools.
Must be willing to pursue additional training/certifications as requested.
Must be willing and able to use the following equipment:

Walkie Rider, Forklift, Semi-Tractor

Physical Requirements

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

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

Manufacturing Wet Production Lead Position - Full-Time
Manufacturing
3850 State Route 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

 

Description:

VISION:

The FDA Wet Production Lead will have responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing production activities of the FDA Wet area in coordination with the Production Supervisor.

The FDA Wet Production Lead must have a customer first mindset while recognizing we will never be more to our customers than we are to our team members. Serving others is how we make life better for our team members and customers.

Key Responsibilities

The Production Lead is responsible for maintaining a highly motivated production staff that produces quality product safely and on time.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (but not limited to - Other job duties may be requested and required)

In coordination with the Production Supervisor:

RESPECT

Enforce and maintain employee safety standards
Maintain food safety standards
Maintain positive relationships with plant team members and other managers in organization
Monitor and manage production and quality

STEWARDSHIP

Hiring, training, and evaluating production staff
Oversee production scheduling and processes to promote efficiency and throughput.
Coordinate some production staff in the FDA wet area
Data analysis to detect improvement opportunities and waste elimination. 

GROWTH

Develop a culture of personal growth
Communicate with Production Supervisor to determine product needs and improvements
Regularly evaluate performance of production staff
Work with the warehouse team to properly stage ingredients for production

Requirements

Job Requirements:
This position is a full-time position
Must be willing and able to use the following equipment: Computer, Printer/Fax/Scanner  

Physical Requirements:
Job requires lifting (80 Pounds), bending, standing, walking, carrying, sitting

 

 

Warehouse Taxi Driver - Full-Time or 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:

Pick up and take home employees according to the driving schedule.
Empty trash hopper and remove cardboard boxes to the compactors.
Refuel company vehicles – maintain more than ½ full
Responsible for the safe operation of company vehicles and immediately alerting the Warehouse Manager to any potential problems or accidents while driving company vehicles. 
Fill egg/dairy coolers and remove empty milk crates when necessary.
Job will require working some Saturdays.

 

Requirements

Job Requirements:

Must be at least 25 years of age, or 23 with a good MVR to hold this position.

This is a part-time position.

Must be willing and able to safely use the following equipment:

15-Passenger van

Pallet jack (training will be given for license to use electric powered equipment if desired)

Physical Requirements:

Job requires lifting, bending, standing, walking, carrying, pulling, pushing, sitting, driving.

Maintenance - Full-Time
Walnut Creek Foods
3850 State Route 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

 

The person hired to perform the duties of this position must have a Continuous Improvement Mindset.   This means continually looking for ways to improve the way we manufacture and work with our customers.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and the plant facility’s equipment.
Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
Perform simple machinist duties and responsibilities.
Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, & HVAC troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and plant facilities.
Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions.
Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.
Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.

Comply with safety regulations and maintain 

Requirements

Required Education and Experience:
High school diploma/GED and completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Requirements:
Job requires lifting (up to 100 Pounds), and all-day bending, standing, walking, carrying, climbing, pulling, pushing, sitting, talking, and vision

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

Salads/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 Department - Full-Time
Walnut Creek Cheese - Berlin
4727 US 62. Berlin, OH 44610

Duties include but not limited to:

Continually look for ways to Develop, Improve and Implement our “Cutting Board” values of Respect, Stewardship and Growth into all areas of your work responsibilities.  Making life better is the constant goal.

Respect

Be friendly and welcoming to customers
Be knowledgeable on products and services the department and store 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
The goal is for the customer to leave with a smile on their face
Take orders from customers in person and over the phone
Clean and sanitize as often as necessary

Stewardship

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
Keep products properly rotated and filled on shelves. Keep shelves full at all times.
Clean shelves and coolers as necessary. Keep backstock organized and properly rotated
Be aware of product condition & notify department head or manager of any close dated products or product issues (check daily)

Growth

Slice product to customer’s specifications
Be able to fill and use the grinder properly
Fill samples as needed. Must cut samples into small pieces
Properly clean and sanitize surfaces daily or as needed to prevent contamination
Must scrub thoroughly (in and around the auger, around mixing arms)
Remove arms from grinder monthly to clean
Clean thoroughly with a rag/brush
Clean equipment and floors daily or as necessary for safety and sanitation
Practice proper hand washing and personal hygiene

Requirements

Job Requirements

Must be willing and able to use the following equipment:
Slicer, Scales, Wrapper, Saw, Phone, Pallet Jack, Grinder, Stuffer, Knife.

Physical Requirements
Job requires lifting (50 Pounds), bending, standing, walking, carrying, climbing, pulling, pushing, sitting, using slicer, cutting with knife or scissors, tying.

Bulk/Frozen - Full-Time & Part-Time
Walnut Creek Cheese - Walnut Creek
2641 SR 39, Walnut Creek, OH 44687

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

Stocking

Stocking-Store Shelves & Freezer Shelves
Rotating products-first in first out
Keep back stock organized
Responsible to help with bagging bulk and frozen items
Ensure proper labeling
Placing orders-maintain Lean ordering- and if you have off it is your responsibility to get a co-worker to do the order for you or you can place your order in advance.

Customer Service & Phone Skills

Customer service-answer questions as needed-in the store, on the radio & on the phone
Work on the floor if asked-carry radio when on the floor
Be on the floor listening to customer needs and answering questions

Cleanliness for repackaging

Employees need to wear a hairnet in packaging, unless they wear a head covering
Always wash scoops in sanitize water at the end of the day
Please do not touch any food with bare hands, always wear gloves
No eating during bagging
Maintain proper hand washing practices
Keep work area neat and clean

Attendance

Be on time for all scheduled shifts
Once the schedule is up it is your responsibility to find a replacement if none can be found you are responsible for your shift.

Teamwork

Able to work well with others in a Team environment
Show respect to co-workers and management at all times
Be willing to do whatever it takes to make Bulk/Frozen run smoothly & efficiently
Be willing to put in the effort to keep Bulk/Frozen shelves full for the customers
Evaluations take place on a yearly basis.  Keys to this position include understanding; customer service, safety and quality come first.

Requirements

Job requirements
To be able to work your turn in evenings
To be able to work weekends and Holidays
Must be willing and able to use the following equipment
Hand pallet jack, electric pallet jack, scale, lift

Physical Requirements

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

 

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)

 

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Email: hr@walnutcreekfoods.com

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Walnut Creek, OH 44687