Steward (2013/2014) - McMurdo
Gana-A'Yoo Service Corporation - Centennial, CO

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POSITION: Steward
SEASON(S): Austral Summer and/or Austral Winter
LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica
SECTOR/DEPT: GSC Antarctica
Currently seeking a Steward - Responsible for providing service and performing duties that support efforts to produce and serve high quality food. Responsible for the cleaning of all common areas, dormitories, food service areas, work centers and recreational facilities under the responsibility of the housing staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Displays a commitment to providing exceptional service, as outlined by the Steward Supervisor.
Adheres to daily and weekly cleaning schedules.
Performs daily tasking in an efficient and thorough manner, as instructed by Dining Attendant, Lead or Janitor, Lead.
Responsible for all aspects of safety and sanitation in the kitchen, dining and service areas, including proper equipment usage and safety procedures, timely cleaning of all equipment and proper organization of dry storage and refrigerated areas in the service area.
Stocks/replenishes all ancillary food items and non-food items, as detailed by tasking sheet, during and between meal hours.
Cleans and sanitizes dishes, pots, pans, etc. and operates relevant machinery.
Responsible for preparing and chilling sufficient beverages and frozen dessert mixes to support usage by the community.
Responsible for maintaining clean service, dining, and work areas
Agrees with and adheres to the Standard Operating Procedures and tasking responsibilities in food services and janitorial duties.
Responsible for proper selection and presentation of during meal times and appropriate storage of leftovers after meal service.
Responsible for following proper thawing procedures for frozen items.
Responsible for proper labeling and dating of leftover food, prepared beverages and frozen dessert mixes.
Responsible for discarding all food waste and non-food waste in a timely manner, and in accordance with approved waste management guidelines.
Monitors coffee/beverage consumption and replenishes when necessary.
Coordinates with Cooks to ensure timely transfer and scraping of dirty pots to pot-washing area.
Responsible for preparing outgoing and incoming personnel dormitories.
Responsible for cleaning and restocking of supplies in toilet, shower, laundry areas, and janitor storage areas.
Responsible for the transportation and processing of laundry from incoming and outgoing passenger (rooms. i.e. bedding items)
Responsible for making up presentation room for DV groups and holiday decoration as required.
Responsible for reporting any maintenance issues to facilities maintenance.
Must be able to lift and move up to the safety regulation maximum in a safe manner and perform functions requiring repetitive motion.
May be required to work on hands and knees, i.e. scrubbing floors, etc.
Able to work in a team unit composed of diverse personalities.
Displays self-motivation in physically challenging and atypical work environment.
Able to maintain flexibility and positive attitude in a dynamic, fast-paced work setting.
Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly, affected by this position's work activities.
Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety, and Quality Assurance, requirements and goals. Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
Works to achieve ASC goals and contractual commitments.
Must be able to stand for up to 9 hours daily. Stewards may be required to work on a night shift.
Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
Able to wash and sanitize dishes, pots, and pans in a timely, organized manner. Able to follow through with tasking
Assumes 100% responsibility for the cleanliness of dishware.
Load, run and unload dish machine.
Monitor dish machine water temperature and chemical levels to ensure sanitary wash cycle.
Keeps dish room clean and organized.
Complete opening and closing checklists.
Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement.
Responsible for coordinating the preparation and distribution of bagged lunches for departing field parties and flight crews as directed by Dining Attendant, Lead.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Kitchen Manager or manager-on-duty.
EDUCATION: High school education or GED.
CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Valid Driver's License. Current ServSafe®Food Handler certificate required.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum 12 months related experience required. Previous manual labor experience required. Previous institutional cleaning experience preferred. Experience cleaning large facilities and institutional laundry facility experience preferred. Twelve (12) consecutive months of related experience leading up to time of application preferred. Hotel industry and restaurant background preferred.
OTHER: US citizenship required.
Gana-A'Yoo Services Corporation (GSC) an Alaska Native Corporation has offered outstanding Janitorial and Food Services for over 10 years. GSC has an exceptional record for providing food and janitorial services with ongoing contracts in many facilities types, such as, military training facilities, emergency management centers and temporary and field sites. Utilizing state of the art environmentally friendly cleaning products we create healthier surroundings, promote productivity, reduce costs, and increase safety of buildings. Our Food Services are committed to customer satisfaction and thorough quality control processes resulting in successful competitions for quality of service awards including the U.S. Air Force “Best Dining Facility” in Air Combat Command and runner up to the Ney award for best dining facility in the Navy.
GSC in partnership with ESS Support Services, a Division of Compass Group, will provide operational management support. ESS Support Services is the market leader in providing remote camp and catering services to clients, wherever their location, no matter how extreme the environment may be. Services extend across North America and include such diverse facilities as drilling, mining, construction, pipeline and logging camps, offshore, governmental agencies and others. Payroll and benefits supported by Compass Group
Our goal is to improve the quality of work life by using fair and consistent treatment and providing equal growth opportunities for ALL associates. EOE & AA Employer M/F/D/V

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