Kettle Cuisine

Production Manager - 2nd Shift

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

The Production Manager role leads a production department to execute with excellence for maximum efficiency and minimum loss, while developing the operating teams.  This leadership position will have accountability for results across all metrics for their department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Production Manager is responsible for a production department’s performance in accordance with business objectives for manufacturing efficiency, safety, quality, budgets, cost, productivity, and employee satisfaction
  • Motivate, direct, coach and develop a diverse, high performing and engaged team to meet established goals and build organizational capability.
  • Ensure high standards for safety, quality and food safety across the production organization.
  • Develop budgets and manage line and labor efficiencies, key performance indicators in support of greater plant and business strategic objectives and goals.
  • Respond to company and customer needs with quality, timeliness, and customer services.
  • Drive Continuous Improvement (CI) in all aspects of the shift operation and in alignment with plant culture.
  • Conduct scheduled meetings (department, safety).
  • Develop workforce through supervision, coaching, and training.
  • Ensure all plans and strategies are effectively communicated throughout the department.
  • Assist in the selection of prospective new hire employees.
  • Collaborates with other departments (e.g., EHS, Maintenance, Quality, Human Resources, etc.).
  • Participation in project work and initiatives as assigned

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required.
  • Minimum 5-10 years production and manufacturing experience.
  • Experience managing multiple shift Production.
  • Experience with TPM culture required.
  • Strong technical skills required. Familiarity with manufacturing systems and theory of operation.
  • Must be proficient in all MS Software and ERP applications.

Desired Skills

  • Positive and motivated by contributing to the overall success of the team.
  • Experience with budgets and financial reporting
  • Able to develop strong relationships with internal. and external stakeholders.
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and general food safety standards knowledge is preferred.
  • Obsessive attention to detail, well organized and able to juggle many projects at once.
  • Comfortable moving at a fast pace and in ambiguous environments.
  • Willing to address difficult situations head on with patience and respect.


  • Manages department, up to 120 direct reports across 3 shifts.
  • Recommends actions and directions to supervisors, leads, and others.
  • Position may have minor contact with outside vendors or contacts.
  • Decisions or actions may have an impact on other departments and/or external relationships of the organization.
  • Position is responsible for staffing requests, interviewing, promotion/ demotion, and staffing levels of department.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • 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.

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Department Leader encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Physical Demands/Efforts

  • Work requires occasional physical exertion, including some lifting of objects weighing up to 25 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 10% travel is required for this position. Travel would be to other sites via airplane.
  • Department Leader must have availability and flexibility to work different shifts and weekends, to provide any needed direct leadership support to employees. 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.

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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