Manufacturing, Operations and Engineering
Everett, WA

May 11, 2018

Imagine…working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

Job Title: Cook

Multiple Positions
Shifts: 2nd/3rd Shifts
Department: Cooking
Location: Everett, WA
Reports To: Business Unit Leader, Cooking

General Summary

Responsible for running the equipment that produces 500 gallon batches of soup, ensuring that all safety and quality processes are by performing the following duties.

Key Responsibilities

1. Follows all safety procedures and wears all required PPE
2. Starts and prepares the kettles. Observes operation to detect malfunctions of machine.
3. Executes cooking procedures as outlines in recipes while adhering to the production schedule
4. Performs operations of machines, including troubleshooting, cleanup, setup, quality control, and waste control
5. Performs all quality and food safety checks, for example; cooking temperatures, viscosity, taste checks, etc.
6. Inspects product to ensure product is cooked to specifications to ensure food safety and other quality aspects as well as making sure that all aspects of the allergen program is maintained to prevent cross contamination.
7. Follows department escalation to ensure all major incidents are dealt with promptly
8. Ensures that all data collection is captured accurately, for example, cook times, quality test results, and temperatures.
9. Can be called upon to run the support equipment, for example, Lycos, Dishwasher, CIP skid, etc.
10. Organizes and maintains all equipment in a clean, sanitary, and organized manner
11. Works with team towards meeting cooking metrics to drive goals and sustainability of the teams, this to be done through resource alignment, planning ahead for kettle transfers, changeovers, looking ahead to optimize the schedule, empowering the teams to drive communication and tight tracking of loss through each process order
12. Performs all other duties as assigned

Required Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous work experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the food industry
  • Must be available to work overtime and weekends
  • Ability to learn system logic and operate HMI/control panels to teach products and fine tune equipment for minor and major adjustments
  • Self-directed, able to keep oneself busy and flow to the work
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and internal/external customers
  • Must assess at the required WorkKeys Skill level in the following areas:

Level 3 in Workplace Documents

ACTs definition for Level 3 Workplace Documents is stated as: Level 3 reading materials include basic company policies, procedures, and announcements. They are short and simple, with no extra information. Employees read the materials to find out what they should do. All the information they need is stated clearly and directly. Items focus on the main points of the passages. Wording of the questions and answers is similar or identical to the wording used in the reading materials.

Level 3 in Applied Math

ACT’s definition of Level 3 Applied Math is: Level 3 problems can easily be translated from a word problem to a math equation. All the needed information is presented in a logical order and there is no extra information given. Solve problems that require a single type of mathematical operation (add, subtract and divide). Change numbers from one form to another (ability to calculate rates, ratios, and percentages). Be able to covert simple money and time units. Add the prices of several products together and calculate the correct change for a customer.

Physical Demands:

The job requires regularly standing; walking; reaching with hands and arms; climbing or balancing; stooping, kneeling, crouching, bend, twist, or crawling and talking or hearing. Must regularly lift or carry small to medium sized items ranging from 5 – 36 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

Regularly exposed to wet conditions; moving mechanical parts and cold temperatures. Some exposed to chemicals when performing sanitarian/ clean up duties. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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