Kettle Cuisine

Maintenance Manager

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

Job Summary

The Maintenance Manager is responsible for supervising, directing, and coordinating the work of the Maintenance team.  This position is responsible for providing leadership and direction to ensure the safety of the work group, setting and attainment of departmental goals, and optimization of team and individual team member performance.  Additionally, the Maintenance Manager is accountable for providing technical leadership and insight to facilitate the identification and resolution of root causes related to equipment failures and proactively identifying and addressing equipment reliability performance gaps.

Role and Responsibilities

·         Administration of company and plant policies as they relate to team members.

·         Participation in Daily Direction Setting activities.

·         Active participation in operations performance gap analysis activities.

·         Management of repair-oriented capital projects.

·         Management of ongoing leadership capability development plans for leaders in the Maintenance department.

·         Development and management of individual and departmental objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

·         Provide strong safety leadership and ensure that employee safety is the primary objective of the work team.

·         Model safe behaviors and personal work practices.

·         Participate on the plant safety committee.

·         Ensure a high level of accountability for adherence to safety guidelines and safe personal work practices.

·         Facilitate good communication between the Maintenance team and other groups within the organization.

·         Provide support and direction to develop and continuously improve work order planning and scheduling processes.

·         Provide direction in the prioritization of planned work.

·         Ensure a high level of accountability for adherence to work order processes.

·         Collaborate with Operations leaders to ensure that maintenance plans and operations objectives are aligned.

·         Develop and maintain strategic Maintenance improvement plans for manufacturing and infrastructure systems

·         Develop and foster collaboration between Maintenance and Operations teams in the pursuit of increasing equipment efficiencies and minimizing downtime.

·         All other duties assigned.


Qualifications and Experience

·         Education desired:  Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering Discipline or equivalent experience

·         Deep understanding of electrical and mechanical components used in an industrial environment

·         Years of relevant experience:  5-7

·         Strong leadership and leadership development skills

·         Project management skills

·         Maintenance leadership experience in a food manufacturing environment is preferred

Technical Experience:

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.



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

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

·         Computer activities daily

·         Extensive walking and standing

·         Vision/hearing

·         Talking

·         Repetitive motion (hands/wrists)

·         Climb and balance

·         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.


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.

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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