Kettle Cuisine

Maintenance Apprentice

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

Job Summary

Role and Responsibilities

·         Responsible for the efficient operation and maintenance of all equipment ensuring product quality, employee safety, and food safety standards, as well as regulatory requirements are met or exceeded.

·         Areas of responsibilities include, but not limited to: Production lines, Prep Areas, Dry and Finish Goods Storage, Chillers, Kitchen Ventilation, Fire and Safety Systems, Buildings and Grounds, CIP, and Bulk Chemicals.

·         Supports adherence to the production schedule developed by the Master Scheduler ensuring the highest levels of customer service and production efficiency by ensuring effective and efficient equipment operation and limited downtime.

Key Responsibilities:

·          Operate equipment in a safe manner in accordance with OEM guidelines.

·         Completes schedule Preventative Maintenance Task as assigned.

·         Maintains equipment records and inspections.

·         Troubleshoots and repairs malfunctioning and non-functioning equipment in the shop with supervision

·         Maintains Maintenance Shop, Electrical Room, Parts Room, and Production Floor as it relates to maintenance in a clean and organized manner.

·         Maintains neat and orderly personal appearance.

·         Plans own work by organizing job site, specifying OEM parts, communicating plan to effected personnel, and staging appropriate tools.

·         Maintain effective line of communication with Leads and Supervisor.

·         Assures that Employee Job Safety Accountabilities are completed. Identifies compliance issues promptly and reports to appropriate individual.

·         Performs lubrication rounds in accordance with OEM guidelines.

·         Performs other maintenance tasks as assigned.

 

Qualifications and Experience

·         Ability to obtain Full-face respirator certification (we will provide certification program)

·         Proficient in - Microsoft Word and Excel, CMMS, Control System

·         Ability to obtain forklift/ scissor lift/ and boom lift certification

·         2 years of manufacturing experience; Food manufacturing experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience

·         Preferred specialized advance skills:

o    Equipment Center lining

Technical Experience:

Required attributes

·         Self-starter able to conceptualize and drive initiatives forward

·         Ability to qualify in mechanical and electrical skill blocks

·         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

 

LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY

·         . 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.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT

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

·         Extensive walking and standing

·         Vision/hearing

·         Talking

·         Repetitive motion (hands/wrists)

·         Climb and balance

·         Must be willing to work all shifts, weekends and some holidays

·         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.

·         Less than 5% travel is required for this position. Travel would be to other sites via airplane

·         Must have availability and flexibility to work different shifts and days to provide support. May need to work weekends or overtime as required.

 

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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