Kettle Cuisine

1st shift QA Receiving Technician

  • Location:   Everett, WA
  • Position Type:   Full-time

Responsible to perform daily inspections of incoming raw materials upon receipt for product quality and to ensure they remain consistent with established standards. Verifies lot tracking and allergen control of received goods and follows through to allocated storage areas.

Key Responsibilities:

o    Inspects raw materials in storage areas for product quality and conformance

o    Review and trend COA compliance/ non-compliances

o    Monitors lot tracking, allergen storage & product rotation

o    Maintain foreign material & out of specification log for incoming material

o    Liaise with purchasing department for deliveries, issues, retains

o    Assist with specification updates

o    Other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Experience

o    Good communication skills-written and oral.

o    Ideal candidate will possess 5+ years food manufacturing experience

o    Excellent follow-through including ability to reason through critical issues.

o    Ability to communicate requirements and potential violations to employees with limited English language skills.

o    Ability to communicate with employees at all levels of the organization.

o    Good knowledge of the Food Manufacturing Industry and of Quality Assurance methodologies.

o    Should have experience with USDA & FDA requirements

o    Computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook)

o    Knowledge of ERP systems

o    Fork lift experience is a plus


Required attributes

o    Self-starter able to conceptualize and drive initiatives forward

o    Positive attitude and motivated by contributing to the overall success of the team

o    Able to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders

o    Creative problem solving skills

o    Obsessive attention to detail, well organized and able to juggle many projects at once

o    Comfortable moving at a fast pace and in ambiguous environments

o    Passionate about food

o    Willing to address difficult situations head on with patience and respect


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