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Kettle Operator in Waukegan, IL at Elite Staffing Inc.

Date Posted: 5/7/2019

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  • Location:
    Waukegan, IL
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Job Description

Kettle Operator    


The kettle Operator is responsible for working safely and efficiently on the production line to process food that meets safety and quality requirements. Tends machine or machines that processes candy coated popcorn as well as open slurry kettles. The operation is accomplished by fulfilling the following tasks.



  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures
  • Works near high temperature kettles and materials
  • Maintain a clean and organized production area to promote a safe work environment
  • Pre-inspect equipment to ensure all machinery is proper, intact and in safe working condition
  • Notify supervisor immediately if any unsafe or potentially hazardous conditions are discovered


  • Maintain and demonstrate a thorough understanding of processing specifications for varying products and materials
  • Identify item numbers and lot codes
  • Identify and setup correct raw materials, recipes, and utensils associated with each product
  • Execute exact measurements per recipe to ensure gold standard is met
  • Inspect and remove defective product from product line
  • Perform safety and quality checks as needed
  • Daily Record keeping for compliance


  • Operate mixing kettles
  • Add ingredients to mixer
  • Effectively maintain kettle uptime to ensure efficient production flow for entire shift
  • Monitor kettle performance and report kettle deficiencies to floor supervisor
  • Assist with materials delivery as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Fill in on other shifts when necessary and work Saturday on occasion

Physical Demands:

While performing duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to stand for long periods of time and uses hands to handle utensils and controls. The associate is required to reach with hands and arms. The associate utilizes the senses of smell and taste to ensure the quality of production output. The associate may be required to lift up to 50 pounds.

Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years’ related factory, warehouse or manufacturing experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

2ND Shift: 2 pm – 10 pm, Full Time,  

Job Type: Full-time

$15.00 to $16.00/hour

 Temporary to hire

Please apply:

Elite Staffing

2672 Belvidere Rd.
Waukegan, IL 60085

Elite Staffing, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our policy of equal employment opportunity is to recruit, hire, train and promote persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, handicap or any other protected status.