Food Service Worker @ Washburn Rural Middle School

  • Topeka, KS
  • Full-time

Company Description

Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437 is a district consisting of 128 square miles of suburban and rural areas in southwest Topeka and Shawnee county. Presently, we have 13 total attendance centers — one early childhood center, seven elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and two alternative learning centers.

Our schools reflect the commitment to excellence within our community. Above all, we strive for every student to succeed. If academic achievement and student body growth are indicators of success, we are reaching our goal. We consistently rank among the leaders in a variety of test scores including the ACT and SAT, as well as in National Merit Scholarships.

Job Description

TITLE: Food Service Worker

REPORTS TO: Food Service Site Manager

JOB GOAL: To prepare and serve the students attractive and nutritious meals in an atmosphere of efficiency, cleanliness, and cooperation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Assist in serving of food in a efficient, safe, and pleasant manner.

2. Assume responsibility for seeing to it that during meal service periods the supply of foods offered is replenished regularly.

3. Assist in the daily clean-up of the kitchen and service areas.

4. Perform major cleaning of refrigerators and storerooms at regularly scheduled intervals as designated by the site manager.

5. Assume responsibility for storage labeling, and disposal of unused foods after recording.

6. Must be able to read and interpret instructions on recipes.

7. Prepare foods that are attractive, tasty, nutritious and safe by following safe food handling techniques and tasting, garnishing, and inspecting foods.

8. Adhere to the dress code established by the food service site manager.

9. Must be able to work on feet for at least six hours daily and must be able to lift up to fifty pounds to carry short distances.

10. Perform other duties as assigned by Food Service Site Manager or Supervisor of Food Service.

11. Regular attendance is required.

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: 7 hours/day, 9 months/year (benefits-eligible)

SALARY: $10.00/hour

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the Food Service Site Manager and the Supervisor of Food Service.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS: 

1. High school diploma or equivalent.

2. Demonstrated aptitude for successful performance of the tasks listed.

3. Good personal appearance and cleanliness.

4. Evidence of initiative, ingenuity, loyalty, and willingness to cooperate.

5. Demonstrated ability to assume responsibility for “main dish” preparation, baking or vegetable preparation.

6. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as are determined to be appropriate and acceptable.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

1. Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing/keyboarding or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handing.

2. Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.

3. Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.

4. Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.

5. Hearing: Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.

6. Repetitive motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/ or fingers

7. Visual Acuity--Machine Operator (including inspection): Inspection, close assembly: Work deals largely with visual inspection involving small items, operation of machines (including inspection), using measurement devices and the preparation of food at distances close to the eyes.

8. The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

9. The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, exposure to high heat, and exposure to cleaning chemicals.

10. The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

11. The worker is subject to oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

12. Standing / walking up to 6 to 8 hours in a normal workday.

13. Squatting and forward bending to perform job duties that include lifting and uses of cleaning equipment for 34-66% of the work shift.

14. Food Service employees must be able to perform forward bending tasks to

complete serving and cleaning tasks throughout the workday. The frequency of

this position would be considered an occasional level.

15. Crouch/kneel to perform general cleaning duties 6-34% of the work shift.

16. Lifting food products from the floor to 73 inches. Weights range from 5 lb to 25 lbs all these lifts are done at a rare lifting level.

17. Lifting food products from floor to waist high. Weights range from 25 lbs to 50

lbs. These lifts are performed at a rare lifting level.

18. Lifting pans with prepared food items to serving line or from counter to ovens from a height of 36 inches to 36 inches. Average pan weighted 40 lbs these tasks are perform 5-6 times per workday. Occasional level.

19. Reaching to height of 73 inches to hang utensils and to reach supplies. Workers will reach for the utensils at the beginning of the shift and reach to that height to put them away for the day.

20. Push/pull food carts at a push/pull force of 30 lbs for a distance of 50 feet. 3-4 times per shift.

21. Push/pull, horizontal and vertical, in the bakery area downward vertical pull of 100 lb at the height of 66 inches for the press and a horizontal pull of 10 lb to pull pot from blender to workstation 3 feet. This task is performed 1-2 times the day bread items are made. This task is rare due to this is done 1-2 times a week.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB

The following information describes the physical activities that are performed by the

Employment Associate during a normal workday. The percentages of the normal

workday that the physical activities are conducted are identified as follows:

· Rarely 1-5% of an 8 hour work day

· Occasionally 6-33% of an 8 hour work day

· Frequently 34-66% of an 8 hour work day

· Continuously 67-100% of an 8 hour work day

· Lifts (Rare): Lift 50# from the floor to waist height

· Lifts (Rare): Lift 25# from waist to 73 inches

· Horizontal lifts (Occasional): Horizontal lift 40# from 36 inches to 36 inches

· Push/Pull (Occasional): Push/pull 30# force for a distance of 50 feet.

· Vertical downward pull: Pull down of 100 lb from a height of 66 inches

· Overhead work (Rarely): repeated reached overhead

· Repeated partial squat (Occasional): Must be able to squat to perform lifts

· Forward bend position (Occasional): Must be in a forward bent position to be able to perform workday tasks.

Additional Information

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Auburn-Washburn USD 437 complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Auburn-Washburn USD 437’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.