Kettle Cuisine

Kitchen Machine Operator - Multiple Shifts

  • Location:   Savage, MD
  • Position Type:   Hourly Full Time

The role of Machine Operator is responsible for the efficient operation of various packaging and food processing machines. These responsibilities include (but are not limited to) machine set up, changeover, cleaning, and shut down activities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operating the machinery used in the manufacturing area daily.
  • Perform cleaning, inspection, and lubrication of equipment.
  • Starting up and stopping the machine as necessary, including refilling packaging material.
  • Performing routine checks to ensure that the machine is in an operable state.
  • Executing preventative maintenance on the machine and maintaining the cleanliness of equipment and the work area.
  • Be able to quickly learn and explain the operating principles for assigned equipment.
  • Understand and perform manufacturer related sanitation and assembly tasks on equipment.
  • Follows all Good Manufacturing Practices as stated within the policy.
  • Follows all Safety rules & procedures by working safely and ensuring the safety of others.
  • Ensuring the correct packaging is used for specific product ranges and that packaging is done in line with the company standards.
  • Inspecting final products.
  • Reporting faulty packaging or problems on the machines to the relevant supervisors.
  • Moving of completed boxes of products to the correct inventory area.
  • Adhering to the safety regulations and protocol implemented in the packaging area.
  • Completing all relevant documentation on the packing and maintenance of the packaging machines.

Required Skills

  • 1 + years’ experience as a machine operator in manufacturing facility. Preferably in food packing.
  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • A license to operate a forklift will be an advantage.
  • A clear understanding of basic troubleshooting and machine maintenance.
  • Skillful in stock management and storage processes.
  • A clear understanding of health and safety standards and protocols.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Willingness to work in shifts.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to carry packed boxes up to 50 lbs.
  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues
  • 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
  • Attention to detail, well organized and able to juggle many projects at once
  • Comfortable moving at a fast pace and in ambiguous environments
  • Must be dependable, trustworthy, able to bring energy to the performance of a task and able to show consideration for and maintain good relations with others.
  • Passionate about food
  • Willing to address demanding situations head on with patience and respect


  • Position has little to no contact with customers.
  • Position makes an direct contribution to efforts that generate moderate levels of revenue.
  • Decisions or actions may moderately impact 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.

Americans with Disabilities Act

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.

Core Values

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

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