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Full Time Milker

Cypress Grove is one of America’s best-known and fastest-growing artisan cheese producers. We are proud of our award-winning goat cheese and more recently, the success of our own dairy.

The Cypress Grove Dairy is no ordinary place. It’s a 36-acre home for more than 1400 goats to roam, a producer of quality milk for our creamery, and a source of knowledge for the growing American goat dairy industry. In fact, our team’s studied approach to herd and health management has earned us a 100% score for American Humane Certification and 100% exceptional milk production everyday.

It took a lot of hard work and determination to get where we are today and we need a Milker to help us get even further.

The Gig


  • Set up and prepare milking parlor for each milking shift.
  • Assist with routing and loading goats to and from the parlor, and into stanchion stalls.
  • Operate all milking equipment following SOPs and factory specifications.
  • After milking, clean and sanitize the milking equipment, scrape and clean the parlor and holding pen.

Is that you?

Working at our dairy is a unique experience. Unlike most people, we care for live animals 24 hours a day in all weather conditions at all hours, including early mornings and shifts that are determined by our goats and their needs. This is no petting zoo. This job is hands-on, physically demanding, and technically challenging. We’re not like most people because we love working outdoors with our hands in an exciting fast-paced environment with motivated, hard-working, and caring teammates. If you’re not like most people, you’ll like it here.


We are aware that most people don’t have the opportunity to work with animals, on dairies, and in milking parlors; so we are more than willing to train the right candidate. Our dairy is state-of-the-art, which means that we utilize the most advanced technology to efficiently and calmly milk our herd. It’s an effective, clean, thorough and ergonomically friendly process that is well laid out and easy to learn.

The ideal candidate

We aren’t just looking for an employee — we are looking for a Grover! Cypress Grove is proud of our company culture which is based on being supportive and respectful with open communication. Do you have strong ethics, judgement, professionalism, adaptability, and dependability? Can you work and play hard? Are you always on time? Do you have the flexibility to learn new skills and chip in as needed? Are you flexible to work early shifts and weekends?

WE KNEW THAT YOU WOULD, but do you also:

  • Already live in the Arcata/McKinleyville, CA area. We need someone who can start ASAP!
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Have a great attendance record

PREFERENCE will be given to candidates with:

  • Experience working with animals

Show me the money

  • Shifts will range between 5:30am-9:30pm. This is a full time positions that will come with benefits after 30 days.
  • Starting at $14.00/hour dependent upon experience.
  • PTO, swag and YES free cheese! See our main Careers page for more details.

It’s a dream come true

So the job sounds made for you, now let’s find out if you are made for the job! Please download the full job description and then click here to apply.

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