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Quality goes beyond the facilities and equipment to the Wapsie Valley family. Our employees are dedicated and trained to manufacture the highest quality dairy products possible and have devoted years – even decades – to that commitment.


We are seeking dedicated individuals that want to be committed to meeting customer requirements and have a personal commitment to quality. 

Positions include: General Production in Cheese and Whey, Supervisors in Cheese and Whey, Weekend Janitor, Maintenance Techs



Wapsie Valley Creamery, Inc. is seeking a Maintenance Tech on 3rd shift.  You will be required to perform maintenance on all plant equipment including preventative maintenance, trouble shooting, and repair work as needed.  Answer all pages/calls during shift, repair all break downs to get machinery back up and running as soon as possible.  The position has shared responsibilities in maintaining the Companies SQF food safety and food quality system, complying with any applicable food regulations and striving for continuous improvements in all areas.  Must be able to work weekends and Holidays as scheduled.

Starting pay is $24.98 and dependent on knowledge of equipment.

Please apply at the front office in Independence or email a resume to



Wapsie Valley Creamery, Inc. is seeking Production/Packaging employees for the Cheese and Whey Departments.  Shift hours vary depending on department.  Applicants need:  To be able to work with machinery, able to be on feet for extended periods of time; able to perform physically demanding job tasks, work as part of a cohesive team and follow Good Manufacturing Practices at all times.  Must be able to work Weekends and Holidays as scheduled. 

Starting pay for Production/Packaging is $19.94/hr.

Please apply at the front office in Independence or email a resume to


Wapsie Valley Creamery offers a stable work environment, competitive wage scale, pays 70% of monthly health insurance premium on either single or family coverage, 100% of single dental insurance premium, 100% of single vision insurance premium, 100% of life & short-term disability insurance, 100% of long-term disability insurance, 401K-pension plan that WVC puts 3% in to for its employees, paid lunch break, paid uniform rental, bereavement & jury duty pay.

** We run a 7 day production and need employees that are capable of working weekends and Holidays as scheduled. **

Interested applicants should complete an application at:

300 10th St., Independence, IA 50644

Interviewing will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.


 A family owned Company that has been in continuous operation since 1906.  We manufacture American Hard Cheeses, Dry Lactose & Mineral Proteins from Liquid Whey.

Wapsie Valley Creamery requires pre-employment drug testing and does monthly random testing.

Wapsie Valley Creamery is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Wapsie Valley Creamery, Inc. Benefits Expand

Wapsie Valley Creamery, Inc. offers a Comprehensive and flexible benefit package which includes:

  • Competitive Pay Rates – Production/Packaging positions start at $19.94/hr.
  • Health Insurance with prescription, dental, vision, and Flexible Spending Account.
  • 90% of Membership paid by company to Falcon Civic Center
  • 401K Plan – After one year of service company puts 3% of employee’s weekly gross wage in the plan.  Employee and employer contribution vested immediately at 100%
  • Company paid Long and Short Term Disability
  • Company paid Life Insurance Policy
  • Paid 7 Paid Floating Holidays – Up to 4 Weeks of Vacation based on length of service;  and up to 6 Personal Days a year – based on length of service
  • Employee Appreciation Days and Company paid Christmas Party

Contact Us

300 10th St. NE
Independence, Iowa 50644 Phone: 319-334-7193
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