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Offline Manga1985

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Cheese Maker/Pasteurizer Employment - Wages?
« on: September 27, 2011, 06:24:24 AM »
Hi guys,

Well this is my first post and I have recently emigrated to Australia. I was wondering what the rate of pay would be for a specialist
cheese maker/pasteuriser. I am 26 years old and have a total of 11 years experience in the industry. (6 years cheese making & 10 years Pasteurising)

Any information would be very grateful

Manga1985 :P

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Re: Cheese Maker/Pasteurizer Employment - Wages?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 03:29:13 PM »
There is accually a line of work called a pasteuriser? Does it involve testing of the milk or just running a pasteuriser tank?
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Re: Cheese Maker/Pasteurizer Employment - Wages?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 04:12:49 PM »
I did both in my previous job. In the morning I would setup all the pipework and test any raw silos before production. We had lab staff that come in at a later time.

Then i would operate the plant at 10,000 litres an hour. I was on 12hr shifts too.

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Re: Cheese Maker/Pasteurizer Employment - Wages?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 07:24:53 PM »
Manga,

Base rate for an experienced  pasty operator would be minimum $25 per hour, plus shift loadings, weekend loadings,  O/T etc in the larger dairy businesses. Smaller dairies would be a little less. Try contacting the dairies in your local area, both National Foods and Parmalat have dairies in every capital city and there are a number of cheesemakers and smaller dairies in regional areas. 
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