COOK'S HELPER (18 HOURS)

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: To work as a helper to a cook or baker by performing simple tasks in the preparation of foods and beverages (hot or cold) in a kitchen of a state institution; or, to perform food services duties in a dining room or cafeteria served by this kitchen; to work in the food preparation areas or to operate the pan and rack washing machine in the central food processing plant; or to perform those duties necessary to maintain cleanliness in the kitchen and related areas; and to do related work as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: To work under the close supervision of a superior from whom are received detailed and explicit instructions; work is reviewed for compliance with such instructions.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: As required, may supervise the work of patient or inmate help.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

As assigned to work as helper under the close supervision of a cook by performing such duties as: To wash, peel, chop, dice, or grind vegetables, fruits, and other foods for cooking or for salads; to do other simple work in food preparation such as: making toast, coffee, tea, chocolate; preparing cereal, cooking eggs; making sandwiches; stirring soup; boiling potatoes or other vegetables; to assemble diet trays and as instructed arranges food thereon to be served to patients; loads food onto food trucks or places food in receptacles in steam tables; to set up dining tables for service; and as required to serve food to persons in a cafeteria from steam tables; to collect trays, soiled dishes, cutlery, glassware, etc. after meals and to dispose (swill) of scrap or leftover foods; to wash dishes manually or in an automatic dishwashing machine and to wash cutlery and glassware and to put them in their designated places for reuse; to clean and wash food trucks, dishwashing machines; iceboxes, walk-in refrigerators and other kitchen equipment and utensils; to clean and wash down the kitchen cafeteria and related dining areas; and to do related work as required.

As assigned to work as a helper under the close supervision of a baker by performing such duties as: To assemble materials and to weigh, measure, and as instructed mix ingredients by hand or in an electric powered mixing machine; to roll dough, and fill pans with dough or batter; to place good to be baked in, and remove them from ovens; to perform such tasks as carrying materials to a baker or to machines, depositing ingredients in containers, greasing pans, lining pans with greased paper or other appropriate lining; to move racks or rack trucks of dough and/or batter, or baked goods to and from ovens; to clean bakery areas and related equipment and utensils; and to do related work as required.

As assigned to work in the central food processing plant by performing such duties as: to work as a helper to cooks, bakers and meat cutters in performing such tasks as assembling, portioning, packaging and transporting of materials, to operate a pan and rack washing machines; to wash pots and pans; to clean work areas and refrigerators; and to do related work as required.

Required Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES:

A familiarity with the methods and procedures applied in the cooking or baking of food, and in food service and in cleaning of kitchen or bakery areas; the ability to understand and follow simple verbal or written directions; the ability to exercise care in the handling, washing, drying and storing of cooking or baking equipment, and glassware; and related capacities and abilities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

EDUCATION: Sufficient to follow simple verbal directions; and

EXPERIENCE: Such as may have been gained through employment as a helper in a kitchen or bakery in a hospital, hotel or restaurant which required the performance of routine work in food preparation, food service and various tasks incidental to the preparation of food in a kitchen or bakery, and food service in a dining room or cafeteria.

OR- any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Work Hours

7:00 PM TO 11:30 PM — Monday through Thursday
Days Off: Friday, Saturday & Sunday

THE ACADEMIC YEAR DATES FOR THIS POSITION IS 08/25/19 THROUGH 05/09/20.

WORK HOURS AND DAYS OFF MAY VARY DURING WINTER INTERCESSION AND SPRING BREAK PERIODS.

THERE ARE NO BENEFITS OFFERED WITH THESE POSITIONS.

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