Join Our Team
Working together to feed millions of Americans protein-packed and flavor-filled cheese products.
Become an Employee-Owner
We strive to grow our business and better our world, Together, for generations to come. When you join Great Lakes Cheese, you become an employee-owner. This title comes with opportunity and responsibility. We ask that you speak up and take action when you see room for improvement, bring passion for your work, and care for those around you.
Your Potential is Infinite
As a fast-paced growth company, there are endless possibilities. On-the-job training, certification courses, education opportunities, and new plants, open the doors for career progression paths.
How You Benefit
We offer a comprehensive benefits package to support your physical, financial, and mental wellness. A variety of insurance options are available to support your well-being. You also benefit from financial stability through competitive, weekly pay, and a retirement program that includes an ESOP and 401(k). Additional perks like cheese purchase programs and on-site wellness events are available at every site.
For those currently enrolled in school
Early Career Opportunities
Great Lakes Cheese offers a variety of early career opportunities in which you will learn through on-the-job experiences while working full- or part-time. You’ll generally perform entry-level tasks while building your skills in project activities. We’ll help you understand and learn about career pathways in your interest areas and beyond. Upon completing school, we hope you’ll launch your career with us in a full-time position.
Early Career Opportunity FAQs
Focus is on development and learning. Expect to be stretched in your project roles and to have impact on our business.
Year-long, part-time opportunities
At the end of your summer experience, you could be a candidate for part-time work while remaining enrolled in school.
We offer opportunities in a variety of departments, including (but not limited to):
- Human Resources
- Product Development/R&D
- Supply Chain
For all opportunity types, recruiting starts one full year in advance of the actual experience. Apply online when positions are posted. Positions are typically posted in the fall and spring every year. Only online applicants will be considered.
If opportunities are available, they will be posted on our online listings. If they are not posted, they have been filled and are no longer available.
All Great Lake Cheese opportunities are paid, including part-time. As a student, you can receive course credit from your college while you are also learning and working with us.
While we consider any student, we specifically post opportunities and attend career fairs at more than 25 schools, including (but not limited to):
- Abilene Christian University
- Alfred State University
- Brigham Young University
- Case Western Reserve University
- Cleveland State University
- Cornell University
- John Carroll University
- Kent State University
- Miami University
- Michigan State University
- The Ohio State University
- Ohio University
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- South Dakota State University
- Texas State University
- University of Michigan
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- University of Wisconsin-Stout
Should your resume and qualifications be identified as a fit for the posted opportunity, you will be contacted for an initial interview. During that interview, we will ensure you are matched with the best opportunity and leader to optimize your growth potential. We typically have multiple candidates in consideration for each position. Expect multiple interviews with a variety of employee-owners and leaders.