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Assistant Creamery Manager - Department of Food Sciences (UTIA)

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Assistant Creamery Manager
Department of Food Science
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Effective Date: Review of applications will begin on June 21, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should apply at and attach 1) a cover letter, 2) their CV, and 3) the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references.

Responsibilities: The Department of Food Science at the University of Tennessee seeks outstanding candidates for an Assistant Creamery Manager to work with the Creamery Manager to organize, plan, and implement Creamery efforts. The Assistant Creamery Manager will:

    Provide guidance and supervision to creamery staff, including production employees, students and support staff; Recruit, hire, manage, and supervise staff and student employees; Oversee staff training, professional development, and reviews; Develop progressive experiential learning opportunities for students to develop practical and professional skills to jump-start their careers; Create schedules for operations, approve time off, manage conflict and resolve issues; Develop and deliver high-level presentations to internal and external stakeholders; Compile, evaluate, and analyze data for creamery efficiency and operations reports. 
Relative to food safety and quality, the Creamery Assistant Manager will:

    Oversee day-to-day operations, including ingredient handling, ice cream production, packaging; Ensure efficient and effective operations within established guidelines, objectives, and goals; Assess risk and make decisions to ensure safe and wholesome food manufacturing; Maintain the highest quality standards in the production of dairy products; Conduct regular quality checks and ensure compliance with local and federal health and safety regulations, food safety and sanitation guidelines, and university policies; Implement product holds, investigate issues and determine product release; Develop and test new dairy product recipes; Calculate formulations, conduct analysis of ingredients and determine where to source; Manage orders and stock rotation; Innovate and introduce new flavors and products to the Creamery’s offerings; Monitors inventory levels of raw materials, packaging supplies, and finished products; Ensure proper maintenance and cleanliness of creamery equipment and facilities; Coordinate repairs and maintenance on equipment as needed.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, or closely related field; knowledge of dairy processing equipment and procedures; excellent organizational and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications: At least one year of experience in dairy product manufacturing or related industry; strong leadership and supervisory skills.

The University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in scholarship, learning and service and aims to enrich and elevate society.

Knoxville is situated in a valley between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cumberland Plateau, areas of great beauty and among the most bio-diverse in the USA. Knoxville is a city of about 200,000 people offering many amenities of urban life. Knoxville has a beautiful and walkable downtown, active neighborhoods, and eclectic cultural activities, restaurants, and shopping. Trip Advisor recently named Knoxville a Top Ten Destination on the Rise. Knoxville is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Atlanta, and Nashville.

The Department of Food Science resides within the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and adheres to the three-pronged mission of land grant universities by providing quality research, teaching, and extension. The Department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees and currently has 13 full-time faculty members with expertise in diverse areas of food chemistry, food microbiology, food processing and engineering, and food sensory science. For more information about the Department, visit our web site at:

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Details are available at:

Questions about the position can be directed to:

Dr. David Golden, Search Chair

Phone: 865-974-9121 E-mail:

Job: Other Services Jobs
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Food Science
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 14, 2024, 2:38:45 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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