Kettle Cuisine

Maintenance Mechanic

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

Shift: Sunday-Tuesday, 6am - 6:30pm

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: Plant equipment and conveyors, 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

  • Efficiently operate equipment in a safe manner in accordance with OEM guidelines.
  • Completes scheduled Preventative Maintenance Tasks as assigned.
  • Maintains equipment records and inspections.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs malfunctioning and non-functioning equipment.
  • 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.
  • Installs new equipment and moves existing equipment.
  • Plans own work by organizing job site, specifying OEM parts, communicating plan to effected personnel, and staging appropriate tools.
  • Maintain effective line of communication between maintenance and operations. Provide current and correct information to the operation's team on maintenance issues that relate to floor production.
  • Assures that Employee Job Safety Accountabilities are completed. Identifies compliance issues promptly and reports to appropriate individual.
  • With QA, Safety, and others as appropriate, assists in execution of action plans related to health/safety to ensure the highest level of compliance.
  • Assist in the completion of GSTD investigations
  • 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
  • Able to read electrical and mechanical plans
  • Ability to obtain forklift/ scissor lift/ and boom lift certification
  • 5+years of maintenance experience and advanced troubleshooting abilities
  • 2+ years of manufacturing experience; Food manufacturing experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • We ask for mechanics to have a basic tool set. Combo wrenches, screwdrivers, basic socket set, channel locks, adjustable wrenches, small sledgehammer. We supply electrical screwdrivers and are going to provide meters.

Preferred specialized advanced skills

  • Sanitary welding (Tig)
  • Vibrational Analysis
  • PLC/Control experience
  • Fabrication experience
  • Equipment Center lining

 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

Level Of Responsibility

  • 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: $28.00-$40.00/hr. (DOE)

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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