Kettle Cuisine

Operations Team Lead

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


Key Responsibilities:

Ensures that all employees work safely and the team maintains the highest safety performance possible.

Supports efficient manufacturing and continuous improvement of all plant products and processes, ensuring that all safety, quality, food safety, and environmental standards and requirements are met.

Assigns work to employees in compliance with the department labor plan to meet the labor budget.

Assists in the achievement of variable cost goals, including direct labor, overtime, product losses, and materials losses.

Supports production schedule compliance and attainment; identifies issues and opportunities for improvement; reports issues to Business Unit Leader.

Ensures team members follow all required procedures.

Coordinate with the Business Unit Leader to provide feedback and coaching to team members as appropriate.

Partners with the Business Unit Leader to compose and discuss performance reviews with employees.

Monitors, observes, and recommends changes to department work procedures as needed to ensure department objectives are met.

Implements and conducts training when operating procedures change and on an annual basis, as required by the training plan.

With QA, Safety, and others as appropriate, assist in execution of action plans related to health and safety and assures the highest levels of compliance.

Serves on cross-functional teams to provide input and take action on special projects, as assigned.

Conducts inspections and audits as required in the assigned areas.

Qualifications Required Qualifications/Education/Skills

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); 1+ years of manufacturing experience and lead/supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Previous work experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the food industry Computer skills – basic knowledge of computer programs and ability to learn inventory control program

Forklift Certified or ability to obtain forklift certification

Personal Qualities/Characteristics

Ability to manage performance of others

Ability to train employees

Ability to prioritize and follow-through to achieve results

High level of personal initiative, self-driven, action and results oriented

Thrives in a challenging, entrepreneurial atmosphere; open to change and creating change

Strong communication skills, both oral and written

Excellent interpersonal skills, team player, generates enthusiasm, builds effective working relationships at all levels

Physical Demands

Extensive walking and standing

Repetitive motion (hands/wrists)

Climb and balance

Lifting up to 50 lbs.

Job Environment

Manufacturing environment – Conditions can be wet and cold

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

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