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Kitchen Assistant/Cook

Company: Stillwater Public Schools
Location: Stillwater
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED, YOU MUST APPLY THROUGH THE JOB APPLICANT PORTAL FOR STILLWATER PUBLIC SCHOOLS AT: . IF YOU ONLY APPLY THROUGH INDEED (AND NOT FOLLOW UP AND APPLY AT THE SPS PORTAL), YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED Job Title: Kitchen Assistant Job Code Number: 330 Department: Child Nutrition Reports To: Cafeteria Manager, Child Nutrition Director Contracted Days: 177 days Position Summary: The cook will participate in the major cooking tasks in preparing school meals in accordance with local, state, and national requirements of the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program. Minimum Qualifications/Job Requirements: Education: High School Diploma/Equivalent Experience : SPS Child Nutrition, preferred Specific Training/Skills: Follow a recipe Recognize a problem and act on it Follow local and state health regulations Demonstrate ability to prepare food in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines Operate equipment found in school kitchen Keep accurate records Understand and carry out oral and written directions Maintain cooperative relationships with fellow employees, school administration, staff, students and community Physical Requirements (If Applicable): Ability to bend and stoop, stand on feet for minimum of 6 hours, lift and carry 50 pounds The Board of Education and Superintendent may approve alternatives to some of the listed qualifications. Customer Contacts: Internal: Child Nutrition employees External: School meal customers including children, parents and SPS staff Essential Job Functions - (Majority of duties performed, but not meant to be all inclusive nor prevent other duties from being assigned as necessary): Prepare and serve food, clean dishes, equipment and kitchen Properly store food and supplies Set standards of efficiency and sanitation in food preparation Follow daily duties and schedules as assigned by site supervisor Complete all required production records Perform other duties as required Working Conditions - Typical daily working conditions include using cleaning supplies, using knives and other sharp objects, exposure to cooking equipment and hot surfaces, using walk-in cooler (35 F) and freezer (0 F), loud noises and strong smells. Frequent working conditions include wet floors. Physical Demands: Work normally requires finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination to operate kitchen equipment. Work will require occasional pushing, pulling or carrying up to 50 pounds. Work involves frequent standing, walking, stooping and bending. Work requires reading recipes, ability to communicate with others, tasting foods, holding small and large items and frequent reaching._R-Regularly O-Occasionally N-Never_ Conditions R O N Example Where Appropriate Infectious Disease/MaterialXBlood/Body FluidXHazardous MaterialXCleaning supplies are used dailyHigh Noise LevelXCombative PatientsElectrical HazardsXElectrical equipment is used but should not be a hazard.Moving Objects/EquipmentXMixerToxic GasesXCleaning supplies are used daily, but should not be toxic.Ionizing RadiationXDustXFumesXPoor VentilationXPunctures/Wounds/CutsXKnives and other sharp objects are used regularly.BurnsXBurns may occur.SteamXSteam cooking is used daily.High ElevationsXOperation of Motor VehicleXSome employees are required to drive dailyIndoors/OutdoorsXCramped Body PositionsXHigh TemperaturesXLow TemperaturesWetness/DampnessXDish washing and steam cooking may add to wet conditions.Air Pressure ChangesXVibrationXOily/Slippery SurfacesXFloors may become slippery.OdorsXCooking produces strong odors.ExplosivesXWorking with OthersXCooks must work with other employees daily.Others (List) Physical Demands - (The physical effort generally associated with this position): _R-Regularly O-Occasionally N-Never_ Abilities R O N Measurable Descriptor (height, distance, weight, frequency, etc.; at least one example required) Vision (Corrected/Normal)XCooking requires reading recipes.Color VisionXColor vision could be required to judge food quality.Hearing (Corrected/Normal)XEmployees must be able to communicate with coworkers.Sense of TouchXSense of SmellXSmell is a factor in judging food quality.Finger DexterityXCooking requires manipulating small and large items.Temperature DiscriminationXSensing temperature is useful, but will be verified with a thermometer.Intelligible Oral CommunicationXEmployees must be able to communicate with coworkers.PushingXEquipment, food and supplies must be pushed into place.PullingXEquipment, food and supplies must be pulled into place.LiftingXEquipment, food and supplies must be lifted into place.Floor to WaistXEquipment, food and supplies must be lifted into place from the floor.12" to WaistXEquipment, food and supplies must be lifted into place from dunnage racks or carts.Waist to ShoulderXEquipment, food and supplies may be lifted into place to carts or shelving.Shoulder to OverheadXEquipment, food and supplies may be lifted into place to carts or shelving.Reaching OverheadXEquipment, food and supplies may be lifted into place to carts or shelving.Reaching ForwardXEquipment, food and supplies must be reached.CarryingXEquipment, food and supplies must be carried, but carts are used when possible.StandingXCooking requires standing for all of a work shift.SittingXCooks only sit during break times, or training.SquattingXCooks often squat to reach things.StoopingXCooks often stoop to reach things.KneelingXCooks often kneel to reach things.WalkingXCooks must walk in the kitchen.RunningXCrawlingXClimbingXStairs (Ascending/Descending)XRepetitive Leg/Arm MovementXCooking requires repetitive motions.Use of Foot or Hand ControlsXEquipment requires manipulation.Use of Respiratory ProtectionXOthers (List)XOven cleaning requires gloves and googles. There will be no discrimination in the district because of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression or identity, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its programs, services, activities and employment. The district also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. APPROVALS Employee DateDirector/Principal DateHR Director DateJob Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $11.63 - $13.58 per hourBenefits: Dental insurance Employee assistance program Employee discount Flexible spending account Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Retirement plan Vision insuranceSchedule: Day shift Monday to FridayShift: Day shiftWeekly day range: Monday to Friday No weekendsAbility to commute/relocate: Stillwater, OK: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Work Location: One location

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