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Kitchen Assistant

Aurora, IL 60506

Posted: 02/16/2024 Job Number: JS747023314 Pay Rate: $17-18 / hour

Job Description

SURESTAFF is hiring Kitchen Assistants in Aurora, IL.  As a Kitchen Assistant for SURESTAFF, you will work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment and be involved in all manufacturing operations for a food meal company.
Kitchen Assistants are required to perform various tasks that require manual labor and the use of tools, machinery, and equipment. The position entails heavy lifting and standing on your feet the entire shift. At times, you may work closely with the blast chill before food is ready to go out to the production floor. 
What's in it for you?!
  • $3 meals available onsite
 SURESTAFF is invested in its team members!  All temp-to-hire employees are offered competitive compensation as well as a benefits package including health insurance (medical, dental, and vision).  Generous referral bonuses are available upon hire.   Available shifts include:
1st shift  4am-2:30pm $17.75/hr2nd shift 2pm-1:30am $17.75-$19.25/hr3rd shift  10pm-6:30am $19.25/hr

Overtime is available on a first come, first serve basis.   Responsibilities of the Kitchen Assistant:
  • Perform cold food prep (chopping, slicing, portioning).
  • Open boxes of raw veggies or meats; prepare food onto trays with proper spices and seasoning.
  • Portion ingredients into individual food packaging. Delicately pack weekly recipe ingredients into a standard shipping box.
  • Wrap carts with shrink wrap and ensure the wrap and label are placed correctly.
  • Meet processing and prepare quota standards with accuracy.
  • Follow instructions and adhere to all plant safety guidelines, policies, and procedures. 
  • Maintain a clean work area throughout the shift to ensure a safe work environment.  
  • Ensures that all completed products are packaged and materials are correct according to product specifications

Required Qualifications of the Kitchen Assistant: 
  • Previous food manufacturing experience or food industry experience is required.
  • Close attention to detail and safety/compliance. 
  • Demonstrate good communication skills, problem-solving skills, and sound judgment. 
  • Ability to work overtime as needed. 
  • Able to work in a cold environment of 35 degrees.
  • Slip-resistant shoes are required.
Founded in 1998, Surestaff operates 39 branch offices and 24 workforce onsite solutions in Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Michigan, Florida, Ohio, and Georgia; with an estimated 2023 revenue of $295 million, it was recently named one of the largest staffing firms in the U.S. by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). SURESTAFF specializes in light industrial staffing serving logistics, manufacturing, distribution, and production clients. It offers temp, temp-perm, direct hire, and onsite workforce solutions. The company has been named five times to Crain’s Business as one of the largest and fastest-growing privately-held companies in Chicago. Surestaff is a portfolio partner company of Austin, TX-based private-equity group Owner Resource Group (ORG). 

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