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Heavy Equipment Kitchen Staff

Waterloo, IA, 50702
March 18, 2023

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Jason Roeding

Waterloo, IA *****



Committed job seeker with a history of meeting company needs with consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand.


November 2022 - March 2023

Casey's - Grundy Center, IA

Kitchen Manager

Trained employees on cooking techniques, safety standards and performance strategies.

Oversaw meal preparation and monitored food handling to encourage safety.

Kept kitchen equipment properly functioning by following manufacturer's operating instructions and educating staff on proper use.

Motivated kitchen staff by establishing goals to increase productivity and quality.

Utilized various preparation and cooking methods to create menu items in accordance with recipes.

Planned kitchen staff schedules to maximize coverage and encourage collaboration.

Maximized team performance by training new employees on proper food handling and restaurant protocols.

Implemented surface and equipment schedules and standards to maintain clean, neat and sanitized kitchen.

Maintained budgeted food costs using tools within inventory management system.

Worked with vendors to establish strong relationships and maintain proper inventory supplies.

Received, organized and rotated paper goods and food ingredients.

Trained workers in food preparation, money handling and cleaning roles to facilitate restaurant operations.

Developed and implemented strategies to enhance team performance, improve processes and boost results.

Used learning tools and programs to develop and maintain knowledge of food products, promotions and sales functions.

Consistently maintained high levels of cleanliness, organization, storage and sanitation of food and beverage products to ensure quality.

Worked in close collaboration with team members to ensure customers received high-quality service.

December 2021 - December 2022

Popeyes - Waterloo, IA

Regional Manager of Maintenance

Supervised preventive maintenance projects, employee tasks and performance and adherence to safety standards.

Delegated daily tasks to employees to manage resources and meet deadlines.

Implemented preventive maintenance program by planning and coordinating major scheduled maintenance outages

Maintained equipment performance by cleaning and lubricating components.

Diagnosed and repaired mechanical issues according to industry standards.

Reviewed blueprints and manuals to repair and restore optimal functionality.

Contacted vendors to procure equipment and tools to meet organizational demands.

Remained calm and professional in stressful circumstances and effectively diffused tense situations.

Reviewed completed work to verify consistency, quality and conformance.

Produced thorough, accurate and timely reports of project activities.

Held regular one-on-one meetings with employees to review performance and priorities and provide feedback.

December 2021 - June 2022

Heavy Equipment manufacturers - Grundy Center, IA

CNC Plasma Cutting Table Operator

Kept machines running at peak efficiency to meet demanding production targets.

Followed work orders to select proper materials, make accurate cuts and complete precise finished products.

Examined completed pieces to check for defects and sorted items according to identified flaws.

Read work orders or production schedules to determine materials, locations of cutting lines or dimensions and tolerances.

Adhered to company and OSHA safety procedures to protect team members, products and equipment.

Took measurements with calipers and gauge readers to assess line performance.

Maintained adequate productivity by setting and enforcing deadlines.

Measured completed workpieces to verify conformance to specifications with micrometers, gauges, calipers and templates.

Turned controls to set cutting speeds, feed rates or table angles for specified operations.

Cleaned, lubricated and repaired machinery for optimal performance.

Cut off excess materials for reuse or recycling.

Properly handled hazardous waste materials to uphold safety regulations.

Operated cranes, hi-los and other equipment safely to move materials around work areas.

Positioned, aligned and secured workpieces against fixtures or stops on machine beds.

Applied knowledge of physical properties of workpiece materials to plan sequences and operations.

Ground out burrs or sharp edges with portable grinders, speed lathes or polishing jacks.

Accurately set-up fold, adjusting roll mechanisms, tension and guide devices.

January 2020 - December 2021

Tysons Foods - Waterloo, IA

Level 4 Mechanic

Recorded maintenance performance in aircraft logbooks and completed other paperwork requirements.

Read and interpreted safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals to solve problems.

Inspected parts or aircraft to identify defects, proper fluid levels and general wear.

Cultivated safe and organized work area by maintaining active control over tools and equipment and retaining FOD awareness at all times.

Preserved units or parts during work process, installation and storage.

Used current data and proper tools to perform maintenance.

Trained [Number] new employees on company policies and protocols.

Performed time compliance technical orders and service instructions to install structural components.

Transported vehicles for repair by driving, towing or pushing into service bay.


Portioning understanding

Diverse beverage knowledge




Vendor relations

Reliable & trustworthy

Basic math

Team management

Education and Training

January 2009

Penn Foster Career School Scranton, PA

Associate of Arts Auto Repair

Life Common Sense

Some College (No Degree) Jack of All Trades Hard Worker Very Teachable

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