Assistant Cook

Job Details
Working Title:
Assistant Cook
Housing Dining Recreation & Business Services
Finance & Business Services
Posting Date:
Job Category:
Position Group:
Classified AFSCME
Job Description Summary:
Job ID: 5244 - AFSCME - FT (Hourly)
Under direct supervision, assists in the preparation of a wide variety of foods in large volume production quantities. Actively participates in mandatory extensive Cook training program.
Duties/Physical Demands:
Job Duties:
1. Operates standard institutional cooking and food preparation equipment in the preparation of food for serving.
2. Assists in the preparation of hot and cold menu by following standard recipes, production specifications and scheduled serving times.
3. Maintains records of work performed, time expended, food temperatures and ingredients used etc.; performs basic mathematical calculations and records information as needed.
4. Maintains clean and sanitary work and dining areas. Observes strict safety rules.
5. Maintains all food items at proper temperatures as instructed; takes and properly stores food samples. Follows proper procedures in storing and preserving left-over food items.
6. Maintains surfaces, utensils, and equipment in a clean and serviceable condition.
7. Responds to client requests for service, special diets, as well as other information in a friendly and helpful manner.
8. Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
Working Conditions:
Constant standing. Frequent stooping, pushing, pulling, walking and simple grasping. Occasional bending, squatting, twisting, and use of motor skills that require firm grasping, and fine manipulation. Minimal sitting and climbing. Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. Minimal lifting of and carrying/transporting materials weighing up to 35 pounds. Minimal overhead lifting up to 25 pounds.
Somewhat disagreeable working conditions due to exposure to either high or low temperatures. Some element of personal risk due to hot surfaces, wet surfaces and cutting equipment.
Minimum Qualifications:
High School diploma or GED.
Six months experience in food service operations or comparable training experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers. Ability to work with ratios. Ability to read and write simple sentences. Knowledge of basic food preparation techniques including storage and handling; ability to understand and follow directions; ability to communication information so others will understand. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes meeting quality standards and evaluation of those standards.
Hours Per Week/Percent Time:
40 hours
Work Hours/Schedule:
Varies; includes nights and weekends
12 months
Benefit Eligible:
Advertised Pay Range Minimum:
Pay Zone:
Special Instructions to Applicant:
Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines. This positi
Application Types Accepted:
Criminal Background Check Required:
Post Offer, Pre-Employment Physical Examination:

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