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

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POSITION: Dining Attendant, Lead
SEASON(S): Austral Summer and/or Austral Winter
LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica
SECTOR/DEPT: GSC Antarctica
Currently seeking a Dining Attendant, Lead - Responsible for supervising and working alongside Stewards to provide customer service and perform duties that support efforts to produce and serve high quality food.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Displays a commitment to providing exceptional customer service, as outlined by the Executive Chef and/or Supervisor, Food Service.
Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
Responsible for all aspects of safety and sanitation in the dining and service areas, including proper instruction and monitoring of equipment usage and safety procedures, timely cleaning of all equipment and proper organization of dry storage and refrigerated areas in the service area.
Communicates and coordinates with other Dining Attendant, Leads for daily tasking.
Assigns and communicates daily tasking to Stewards. Monitors adherence to daily and weekly cleaning schedules.
Agrees with and adheres to the Standard Operating Procedures and tasking responsibilities of the food services department. Adjusts SOP documents and/or creates new documents as needed.
Conducts shift meetings, formally or informally, to disseminate information and obtain feedback from stewards.
Oversees stocking/replenishing of all ancillary food items and non-food items, as detailed by tasking sheet, during and between meal hours; monitor quantities of items used and adjust stock levels according to usage.
Responsible for proper labeling and dating of food, prepared beverages and frozen dessert mixes. Responsible for appropriate storage of leftovers after meal service.
Responsible for preparing and chilling sufficient beverages and frozen dessert mix to support usage by the community.
Responsible for discarding all food waste and non-food waste in a timely manner, and in accordance with approved waste management guidelines.
Coordinates with Bakers for proper selection and presentation of baked items.
Prepares weekly food and beverage order and delivers order to Food Services Administrator.
Confers regularly with Sous Chefs, Executive Chef, Culinary Manager, or Supervisor, Food Service for information regarding service and sanitation issues.
Coordinates with Sous Chefs to ensure timely transfer and scraping of dirty pots to pot-washing area.
Ensures proper initial and ongoing training of subordinate employees in all tasking areas and monitors their compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, as well as standards of health, sanitation, and safety.
Ensures smooth flow of service during meal periods, including triaging unforeseen events in dynamic, atypical work environment.
Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, using staff resources if necessary. Provides such support whether metrics can be directly or indirectly, affected by this position's 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.
Ensures that all subordinate employees are trained and understand ASC Environmental Health & Safety, and Quality Assurance, requirements and goals. Maintains documentation as necessary to meet these requirements.
Works alongside stewards in daily tasking, including cleaning dishes/pots/pans; cleaning service, dining, and work areas; stocking of ancillary food and non-food items; deep cleaning of work/service areas and machines; and other tasking as required.
Conducts daily shift meetings to disseminate information and obtain feedback from Stewards.
Conducts evaluations of employees at the end of the season, or as required by Steward Supervisor.
Displays strong leadership, communication and organizational skills in a supervisory capacity.
Is self-motivated and has the ability to motivate others in physically challenging and atypical work environments.
Able to develop a cohesive team unit from a diverse population.
Able to maintain flexibility and a positive attitude in a dynamic, fast-paced work setting
Able to stand for up to 9 hours a day.
Able to lift the safety regulation maximum from the floor to a table or cart in a safe manner.
Performs other duties as required.
EDUCATION: High school education or GED.
CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Valid Driver's License. Current ServSafe®Food Handler certificate required.
EXPERIENCE: One year supervisory experience in a food service stewarding department in a large volume facility required. Three consecutive months of related experience leading up to time of application 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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