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HR & Marketing Intern

How does the role fit?

The Kitchen Coop is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic person to be part of our team. TKC’s Intern will have the opportunity to learn, and various opportunities to contribute, depending on the specific interests of the individual.  Primary opportunities exist helping the Operations department with HR support AND the Service Department with Client & Supplier connectivity, and or both! The Intern will learn important skills in both HR & Marketing: screening & hiring prospective employees, shepherding new employees through onboarding and training, advancing conversations with clients and prospects.  As a part-time member of a small team, the Intern will be exposed to many aspects of the natural Food Industry. TKC would be a great launching point for anyone interested in the world of food start-up and product development.

Essential Job Duties:


  • Responding to service inquiries and talking with food brand owners and product or project managers
  • Executing company correspondence and communications with Clients, Prospects, and Staff: emails, appointments, notices, bulletins, appointments, etc.
  • Posting web content, and updating social media and other outlets on behalf of the company and perhaps its Brand partners.


  • Talking with employees to improve employee engagement and enjoyment
  • Helping our team recruit additional employees
  • Onboarding new employees and facilitating employee training and enrichment programs.
  • Assisting with event coordination including managing all the logistics for client visits, employee meetings, trainings, etc.



  • Ability to talk plainly and relate to others shall be paramount.
  • Spanish fluency would be a huge plus and candidates who are bilingual shall be preferred.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to find answers, and then ask questions of others
  • Ability to communicate professionally and kindly with a diverse group of people.


Job Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma or above.  Bachelor’s degree or candidacy preferred.

Experience:  As this is an internship to gain experience, any work experience shall be considered as part of the evaluation.

Hours: There is flexibility for the Intern to work an hour or two a few days each week and perhaps half a day every or every other week for an average of 10-15 hours weekly.

Compensation: This is a paid internship. 

If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter including schedule availability through the linked online form.

Maintenance Technician

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for the keeping our facilities and equipment running properly. The primary function is maintaining the equipment both proactively and reactively so TKC can execute its manufacturing in a timely and efficient manner.


  • Executing preventative and reactive maintenance on electronically controlled production and packaging equipment that may be air, gas or electric powered
  • Training manufacturing associates on the equipment, how to setup, run, adjust, clean, and troubleshoot including setting up new machines, writing SOP’s for use, sanitation, and troubleshooting
  • Evaluating new and used equipment for line expansions

Equipment with which you’d get to have fun: Mixers, Food Processors, Pumps, Piston fillers, Steam-jacketed Kettles, Flow-wrapper, Band Sealer, CIJ Printers, Mills, Coolers, Depositors, etc.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Represent The Kitchen Coop with a positive, professional, team approach
    • Disciplined, organized and reliable.
    • Others feel more safe working with you around because you have thought through the risks and implemented poka-yoke & safeguards.
    • Your word and actions are always in alignment.
  • 3 or more years working with electronically controlled manufacturing equipment
    • Knowledge of electrical, electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, and design diagrams
    • Very able to operate, understand, and communicate knowledge of machinery
    • Strong reading, mathematical, and communications skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with GMP’s, HACCP and food or drug facility sanitation
  • Welding & Soldering experience
  • Comfortable with computers and web-based project & order mgmt systems
  • Experience with operating industrial and materials handling equipment, including a forklift.

Hourly compensation of $18-26, plus potential for overtime.  Bonuses for machine and line uptime results of 5-20% more.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume for our team to consider via email. Please include a brief list of the types of equipment with which you have experience, hours of availability, and current compensation requirements.






Food Manufacturing Associate

This multifaceted role in our food production and packaging operations works with our food manufacturers to transform ingredients and packaging into delicious products.  Food Manufacturing Associates work with different food products on different days.   We need some awesome workers to come help us grow our food manufacturing company as we take on some new and exciting product lines. Do you have food production experience? Are you responsible, fast and fun?

Our FMA’s are on the frontline making baked goods, snacks and nut butters. With a varied client base and new companies joining often, our FMA’s work on a variety of products. It isn’t the same work day in, day out, so FMA’s have to have a willingness to learn and adapt. Our FMA’s are trained and then trusted to operate scales, mixers, kettles, ovens, fillers, sealers, and packaging equipment.

FMA’s are eligible for paid time off, healthcare reimbursement, and bonuses after a 60 day probationary period. As FMA’s master additional equipment they can earn additional income by becoming Technicians or Manufacturing Leads. We are currently hiring for positions available for days (6am – 4:30pm). Please indicate your availability in your application.


o Basic arithmetic skills to scale recipes
o Fast, clean and safe production worker. Good with your hands.
o Ability to follow written standard operating procedures, recipes, and production instructions.
o Capacity to learn quickly, and willingness to be flexible when changes are needed
o Attention to detail, and interest in being thorough
o Personal accountability to your responsibilities and to your fellow associates.

o Food Preparation experience
o Manufacturing or assembly experience
o Formal Education in the Culinary Art

o Training in food and occupational safety
o Work in structured and supportive environment
o Develop technical culinary skills and food science understanding
o Work with various types of food processing and packaging equipment
o Make different kinds of delicious foods! And HAVE FUN while you do it!

Competitive wage in the range of $14.50-16/hour plus benefits. Promotions to senior associate or lead create the potential for wages in the range up to $20/hour.

To Apply:
If you are interested in this position, please complete TKC’s Employment Inquiry form, to provide us some background information on your experience and interests.