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 KPIs.

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

·Ensure finished product conforms to specifications

·Manufacture quality products efficiently within time and quantity parameters

·Drive and motivate team to meet and exceed daily targets and deadlines i.e. UPMH

·Accurate and timely completion of required documentation to enable clear traceability

·Follow the company GMP’s

·Ensure clean and tidy production area at all times

·Remove out of spec material from production line

·Complete Date Code and Label checks

·Report Downtime to maintenance in a timely manner

·Plan ahead all activities to reduce downtime

·Record data

·Manage ERP system transactions

·Manage employees work schedules, breaks and tardiness

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

·Conduct Weekly team brief with direct reports

·Monitor and action all waste

·Manage inventory of raw material

·Manage, coach and develop direct reports

·Take active lead 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

·2years manufacturing experience preferably in the food industry

·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

·Ability to work all scheduled shifts, on time

Technical Experience:

·Ability to operate a pallet jack / fork lift

Required attributes

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

·Effective verbal and written communication skills

·Time management

·Leadership –coaching and developing

·Numeracy skills

·Bi-lingual preferred

·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.



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

·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.

·Less than 25% travel is required for this position. Travel would be to other sites via airplane

·Corporate Trainer must have availability and flexibility to work different shifts and days, sometimes for weeks at a time, to provide support and training to all of our employees.  May need to work weekends or overtime as required.


Compensation:  $25.00-$27.00/ hour (DOE) 

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

  • Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • 401K
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Life Insurance and Disability Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance 



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