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Cook - North Chicago/Waukegan, IL

Post Date: 09/20/2022

Req. Number: 94651

City: North Chicago

State: Illinois

Zip Code: 60064


Goodwill TalentBridge, a full service staffing and recruitment firm, is part of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, the largest of the 165 Goodwill territories in North America. With more than 90 years of experience in Workforce Development and job training, Goodwill is helping thousands of people find work in the communities we serve, including 13 counties in Wisconsin and 10 counties in Illinois.

Goodwill TalentBridge is actively recruiting for a Cook within a candy manufacturing environment located in the North Chicago/Waukegan area.

Responsible for all duties associated with the operation of the Kitchen, along with equipment.

Cook's are responsible for the quality of their work and implementation of the food safety and quality procedures applicable to the processes performed. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Downloading the correct recipe using the written formula located on the kitchen computer.
  • Mixing, measuring, and scaling/weighing ingredients and additives based on written formulas.
  • Operate kitchen equipment such as the Breddo Mixer/Cookers to cook, following instructions for temperature and timing requirements. 
  • Work with Mogul Operators to ensure batches are ready to be dropped and at the end of production, transfer slurry from the weighted to the tempering and buffering vessels.
  • Maintain documentation in a neat and organized manner along with a written log of each batch processed (including your name, time, date, starch log number, temperature and refractometer reading). 
  • Clean work area along with equipment and kettles between batches as required.
  • Perform QA inspections to ensure compliance and ensure all paperwork is completed including start up check-lists and batch tickets.
  • Assist with any other duties as assigned, including different departments.



  • High school diploma and/or GED.
  • Previous food manufacturing or cooking within a manufacturing environment required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, bilingual is a plus! 
  • Must have the ability to follow policies, procedures manual, and specified formula and ingredient lists. 
  • Ability to work with other departments and keep up with correspondence.
  • Basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals) and the ability to compute rate, ration, and percent.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs consistently through out your shift while standing on your feet for 8+ hours a day.

Long term, temp-hire opportunity! Family/Friendly work atmosphere.
M-F + OT as scheduled including weekends 

  • 1st Shift: 4:00AM - 1:30PM; PAY$19.50/HR

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