Pennsylvania dairy production and associated businesses contribute more than $12 billion annually to Pennsylvania’s economy. Those businesses create more than 52,000 jobs. View the following list of current job opportunities in the dairy industry.

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Role: Crop Production (Full-Time)

Farm: Hess Dairy Farm Inc. (Lancaster County)

Job Description: Main responsibilities include managing crops, nutrient management, farm maintenance, and assisting with feeding. This full-time position includes weekday and some weekend hours. Leadership qualities are helpful, and references are required.

Compensation: Based on knowledge and experience.

How to Apply: Email Joe Hess or call 717-587-2943.


Role: Herdsperson (Full-Time)

Farm: Jackson Farms (Fayette County)

Job Description: Jackson Farms, a 150-cow dairy in Fayette County, is seeking a full-time herdsperson. Responsibilities include some milking, overseeing herd health and breeding programs, heifer and calf care, and working with veterinarian and nutritionist.

Compensation: Compensation based on experience. Health care benefits and housing available.

How to Apply: Call 412-582-4124 for more information.


Role: Farm Worker (Part-Time)

Farm: Hessdale Farm (Marietta, PA – Lancaster County)

Job Description: Hessdale Farm is searching for a milker for their 140-cow operation. This would include milking and feeding calves at the end of shifts with the possibility of growing and learning new roles. Individuals should have good communication and a positive attitude.

Compensation: Competitive wages based on experience and knowledge.

How to Apply: Contact Gene Hess at hessdalefarm94@aol.com.


Role: Assistant Herdsman (Full-Time)

Farm: Brook-Corner Holsteins (Lebanon County)

Job Description: Brook-Corner Holsteins, a 400-cow progressive dairy farm, is seeking a full-time Assistant Herdsman. Located in Lebanon, PA, the role includes: bedding, scraping, milking, mixing feed, heifer care and herd health responsibilities. The full-time position includes weekday and some weekend hours.

Compensation: Based on experience.

How to Apply:  Contact 717-507-7976. For more information about the people, cows and facilities at Brook-Corner, check out Brook-Corner Holsteins on Facebook.


Role: Assistant Dairy Processing Manager (Full-Time – 40-50 hours a week, weekends off)

Farm: Kolbs Farm Store, Spring City, PA (Chester County)

Job Description: Kolbs Farm Store is looking for a motivated individual who wants to work in the food industry, specifically dairy processing. The role will work closely with the Dairy Processing Manager who is currently running the processing plant. The processing plant is located on the farm and is attached to the retail store where the milk is sold.

Primary responsibilities include processing milk and other products three times a week, helping with deliveries, operating and monitoring processing equipment, monitoring packaging of the product, and more.

Job Qualifications: Click here to view the full job description and qualifications.

Compensation: According to experience and knowledge. Housing available on farm.

How to Apply: Contact Casandra Long at LongsRCC@Gmail.com.


Role: Robotic Milker Technician / Farm Mechanic (Full-Time – 55-60 hours a week, work every other weekend)

Farm: Kurtland Farms, Elverson, PA (Chester County)

Job Description:  Kurtland Farms, a 300 cow dairy operation located in Elverson, Pennsylvania, is in search of a full-time farm mechanic and robotic milker service technician. The candidate should be a self-motivated individual who can prioritize and keep up with daily responsibilities, troubleshoot and solve complex problems, and bring an energetic and positive attitude to work each day.

Primary responsibilities include daily service and maintenance of four Lely robotic milkers and related milking equipment; mixing feed and feeding different groups of dairy animals; servicing and maintaining all farm equipment; and other responsibilities.

Job Qualifications: Click here to view the full job description and qualifications.

Compensation: Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications. Healthcare, paid time off, and housing options available.

How to Apply: Contact Jared Kurtz at kurtlandfarm@gmail.com or (610) 223-8062.


Role: Young Stock Manager (Full-Time)

Farm: Walmoore Holsteins Inc., West Grove, PA (Chester County)

Job Description: Manage calf/heifer health which includes implementing, managing, and monitoring protocols and goals set forth by Walmoore management to maximize effectiveness and profitability, breeding heifers and cows, other duties as listed in attached job description.

Job Qualifications: Click here to view the full job description and qualifications.

Compensation: According to experience and knowledge. Fringe benefits and incentive plan offered.

How to Apply: Contact Walt Moore at wtmoo@aol.com or (484) 645-1840


Role: Crop Production Operator

Farm: Gorrell Dairy LLC, an 800-cow dairy in Milan, Pennsylvania (Bradford County)

Job Description: This person needs to know planting through silage harvest, have experience with large, modern farm machinery, and have a technical mindset. They will help in all operations related to producing feed stuffs for the 800 cow dairy as well as maintaining and servicing equipment that makes the farm run efficiently.

Job Qualifications: Click here to view the full job description and qualifications.

Compensation: According to experience and knowledge.

How to Apply: Contact Glenn Gorrell at gorrelldairy@hotmail.com or 570-596-2624


Role: Dairy Herdsperson

Farm: Gorrell Dairy LLC, an 800-cow dairy in Milan, Pennsylvania (Bradford County)

Job Description: This person will monitor the health of all animals, treat illnesses and injuries as they occur, monitor hoof health, manage the reproduction program, and more.

Job Qualifications: Click here to view the full job description and qualifications.

Compensation: Salary based on experience and qualifications.

How to Apply: Contact Glenn Gorrell at gorrelldairy@hotmail.com or 570-596-2624