Kettle Cuisine

Systems Mechanic

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


Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for the efficient operation and maintenance of all Kettle Cuisine utility systems. Ensure that 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 Ammonia system, Chiller System, Air Compressors, Boiler system, Scrubber System, Fire and Safety System, HVAC, Building and Grounds, CIP System, Wastewater System and Bulk Chemical System.

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.


Job Duties:

Efficiently operate system equipment in a safe manner in accordance with OEM guidelines.

Completes scheduled Preventative Maintenance Task as assigned.

Maintains equipment records and inspections, including daily log sheet.

Troubleshoots and repairs malfunctioning and non-functioning equipment.

Maintains Engine Room, Boiler and Air Compressor Room, Main Electrical Room, Wastewater facility and False Ceiling area in a clean and organized manner.

Maintains neat and orderly personal appearance.

Initiates Process Improvement Plans.

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

Performs all other duties as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications/Education/Skills

3+ years of manufacturing experience with direct ammonia refrigeration and boiler experience

Refrigeration Operating License

Boiler Operating License

Wastewater Operating License

Ability to be full-face respirator certified (Kettle Cuisine will provide certification program)

Computer skills – Microsoft Word and Excel, CMMS, Operating Control System

Ability to read electrical and mechanical drawings.

Ability to be Forklift/ scissor lift/ and boom lift certified.

Food manufacturing experience preferred or Equivalent combination of education and experience

Not required but a plus

Tig welding

Vibrational Analysis

PLC/Control Knowledge

Compressor Rebuild experience

Fabrication experience


Personal Qualities/Characteristics/ Mental Activities

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 Activities Required - The physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Extensive walking and standing



Repetitive motion (hands/wrists)

Climb and balance

Lifting up to 50 lbs.


Job Environment

Manufacturing environment – Conditions can be wet, cold and hot.

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


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