Kettle Cuisine

Quality Control Inspector

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

Shifts Available

  • 1st Shift 5:30am-1:30pm
  • 2nd Shift 1:00pm-9:30am

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs verification of food safety and quality checks established in the KC-Everett Plant’s HACCP/FSMA and Preventive Control Programs.
  • Provide on the floor QA support to help with the investigation and troubleshooting of any food safety, quality, or process control related issues.
  • Assists QA management in the collection of data for the purpose of improving products and systems as necessary as it relates to food safety and quality (Statistical Process Controls.)
  • Assist QA and Operations as needed during special batch runs.
  • Assist QA and Operations in conformance checks of ingredients, packaging, and finished product to ensure they meet established specifications.
  • Work in a safe manner and follow all Kettle Cuisine standards, along with Federal, State, and Local regulations for occupational safety.
  • Assist QA and site in accomplishing the KC-Everett Plant and QA departmental goals and objectives.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Two years of related experience with respect to Quality Control
  • Good communication skills including computer, writing, and verbal
  • Ability to understand and verbally express ideas and instructions effectively
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with others
  • Ability to prioritize, follow instructions and follow-through to achieve results

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

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: $21.00-$24.00/hour (DOE) plus shift differentials if applicable ($1 on 2nd shift)

Kettle Cuisine offers the following benefits at low cost or no cost

  • Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • 401K Matching
  • Accrued Paid Time Off (PTO) and Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Life Insurance and Disability Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered 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.
  • Must have availability and flexibility to work weekends or overtime as required.

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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