Kettle Cuisine

Cooking Team Lead - 3rd Shift

  • Location:   Everett, WA
  • Position Type:   FTE

Job Summary

To ensure continuous and efficient operation of the production line to meet customer requirements in accordance with Safety, Sanitation, Quality, Quantity and Cost (SSQQC). To manage, coach and develop direct reports to achieve day to day KPls.

Role and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

·         Adhere to safe working practices at all times

·         Perform daily checks of area for non-compliance and report them to your supervisor

·         Follow the company GMP's

·         Knowledge of chemical handling, safety, usage and dispensing

·         Knowledge on cleaning all equipment and set up

·         Work with all departments to make sure of proper production startup time

·         Work with supervisor on proper documentation

·         Communicate and update all relevant parties of any issues or changes

·         Help manage, coach and develop direct reports.

·         Take active lead on training with new employees and temporary labor

·         Encourage colleagues to challenge the status quo and drive continuous improvement

·         Take instructions from supervisors.

·         Any other tasks deemed reasonable and reasonably requested by management


Qualifications and Experience

·         2 years of manufacturing experience preferably in the food industry

·         High school Diploma or GED

·         Experience working in temperature-controlled settings

·         Experience with perishable items

·         Proven track record in safe working practices

·         Excellent interpersonal skills needed for working in a team environment

·         Goal oriented & well organized

Technical Experience:

·         Ability to operate a pallet jack/ fork lift

·         Able to interact and communicate with the supervisors and team members

·         Effective verbal and written communication skills

·         Leadership -coaching and developing

Required attributes

  • Self-starter able to conceptualize and drive initiatives forward
  • Positive attitude and motivated by contributing to the overall success of the team
  • Able to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Obsessive attention to detail, well organized and able to juggle many projects at once
  • Comfortable moving at a fast pace and in ambiguous environments
  • Passionate about food
  • Willing to address difficult situations head on with patience and respect


As A Leader Within the Kettle Cuisine Team You Are Expected To:

·         Model and support Kettle’s Core Values and safety culture

·         Create a culture of accountability & performance

·         Drive a focus on quality and continuous improvement

·         Plan work, track results and resolve variances



·         Works with little supervision, but work is reviewed. Exercises discretion within areas of responsibility.

·         Recommends actions and alternatives to supervisor and others.

·         Position has little to no contact with customers.

·         Position makes indirect contribution to efforts that generate moderate levels of revenue.

·         Decisions or actions may have a moderate impact on other departments and/or external relationships of the organization. Errors are usually detected after the fact and may result in moderate interruption and delays in work output.


Compensation: $25-$30/hr

Shift: 10pm-6:30am rotating days including weekends.


Kettle Cuisine offers the following benefits at low cost or no cost:

·         Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

·         401(k)

·         Paid Time Off (PTO) and Sick Leave

·         Paid Holidays

·         Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave

·         Life Insurance and Disability Leave

·         Tuition Assistance




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Corporate Trainer encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Physical Demands/Efforts

·         Ability to work weekends as requested per supervisor

·         Work requires occasional physical exertion, including some lifting of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Mental & Visual Demands

·         Work performed by this position requires moderate concentration to effectively execute moderately complex tasks.

·         Work occasionally requires some degree of visual effort for periods of time.

Work Environment and Hazards

·         Employee works in a manufacturing setting with some exposure to heat, cold, dust, or other factors of minor inconvenience.

·         The position has some exposure to hazards that might cause minor injury.



Kettle Cuisine complies with all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws.  This means we will not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability in any phase of the employment relationship including application for employment, hiring, promotions and/or advancement opportunities, termination, compensation, training and any other conditions or privileges of employment.



Kettle Cuisine takes the utmost pride in its people, products and reputation. Each employee is expected to understand and live our Core Values every day.

·         Honor Food – We create and produce the best tasting, safest, all-natural recipes that strive for perfection in every batch, from bench to kettle

·         Honor Each Other – We seek to develop trusting, respectful and mutually rewarding relationships with all our team members and business partners

·         Honor Development – We recognize and nurture each other’s talents, strengths and interests in order to further strengthen and grow our team 

Honor Innovation – We continually strive for creative and sustainable ways to achieve excellence 

Apply Here

Contact Us