Food Service Worker
Doyon-AKAL JV - El Paso, TX

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Working under the supervision of the Assistant Food Service Manager the Food Service Worker assists Cook I and Cook II in performing a variety of tasks concerned with the preparation and serving of food and beverages. The Food Service Worker will act independently or assist in the performance of any and all duties necessary to keep the facility in full operation.


• Washes, peels, scrapes and cuts vegetables and fruits.

• Prepares simple salads and toast.

• Cuts butter and slices cakes and pies.

• Makes coffee, tea and other beverages.

• Dishes out portions of food on trays or plates, and pours beverages.

• Prepares dining and serving areas by setting up counters, stands, and tables.

• Places food containers in serving area, fills salt and pepper shakers and place linen and silverware on tables.

• Scrapes, washes and sorts dishes, glassware and silverware. Cleans kitchen equipment, pots and pans, counters and tables.

• Sweeps and mops floors.

• Will be assigned duties with selected detainees.

• Under direction will measure, stir, cut, grind, chop, and season ingredients according to recipes.

• Delivers food carts to detention areas and return carts to kitchen.

• Prepares and maintains proper levels of box lunches.

• Draws required cooking utensils from kitchen storage areas.

• Loads and unloads delivery trucks as necessary.

• Work is completed in a priority established by supervision or facility need.

• All work will be completed with a high degree of professionalism, quality and craftsmanship.

• Lulls in workload are used to maintain a clean and orderly work area and to insure clerical tasks are up to date. Keeps up to date on departmental and facility safety standards and local codes and policies.

• Will perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Must have inter/intra communications skills with employees and department head. Must be able to follow Standard Codes of Conduct pertaining to interaction with the detainee population. WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Individual will be required to work in all areas of the detention facility working in close proximity to detainee population. Individual will need to be able to quickly respond to a change in work demands. May be exposed to cleaning chemicals and solvents. May work in close proximity to steam or gas ovens that produce intense heat.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Will be required to stand or walk for extended periods of time and push or pull heavy equipment. Squatting, kneeling, sitting, bending, reaching and climbing also required. May lift or push up to 50 lbs. [Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions].

PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Preference will be given to Doyon shareholders and Alaska Natives in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003-2(i).

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION: It is Doyon’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

• One year experience in large scale cooking preferred.
• A high school diploma or equivalent required.
• Must be able to pass extensive background investigation and pre-employment and random (upon hire) drug testing A review of this position has excluded marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.

All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.


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