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Food Service Worker

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

Works either full or part-time, performing tasks with several steps or a sequence of tasks that require attention to work operations, follows set procedures in accomplishing repetitive assignments, and follows an established sequence of work. [ "This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until 05/02/2022. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be May 26st ,2020 with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. Use proper cleaning solutions to sanitize food preparation surfaces. Clean walk-in refrigerators and freezers. Handle and store sanitized dishes, glasses and silverware. Make sandwiches using prepared ingredients. Portion food items into standard serving sizes using the proper utensils and containers. Assemble and toss fresh fruit or green salads in large quantities. Brewing coffee in a commercial size coffee maker. Set-up communal dining areas for meal service. Scour and scrub heavy cooking utensils such as mixing bowls and pots. Perform heavy duty cleaning tasks such as ceilings and/or exhaust hoods. Load and operate a continuous conveyor belt feeding dishwasher. Set up steam-tables with hot and cold food items. Carry out preventive maintenance and cleaning including strainer pans, and spray arms of a dish machine. Sweep and mop floors repetitively in high traffic areas such as corridors, entry ways, and NFS preparation and serving areas. Move kitchen equipment such as stand mixers, weight scales and meat slicers to clean spaces behind and under such equipment. Deliver meals, which may include hot foods and liquids, to patients' bedsides or meal table. Empty trashcans containing food scraps and waste. Read and understand written material such as time and duty schedules. Read and follow instructions with regard to safety data sheets for hazardous chemicals. Read and follow instructions on menus, recipes, and/or basic work instructions. Follow label directions in using cleaning or disinfecting/sanitizing agents. Apply sanitation principles to safeguard food against spoilage and waste. Adhere to safety policies and procedures when performing manual work involving lifting, carrying, transporting and delivering food or other items. Work quickly under the pressure of deadlines without accidents while at the same time being attentive to the quality of your work. Recognize typical health and safety hazards for yourself and other workers around you Working Conditions\nThe work is performed in a kitchen area which frequently is hot and humid due to cooking and dishwashing activities. The work area is well lighted but noisy from food service activities. While working in cooking areas, incumbent is subject to the possibility of slipping on wet floors, skin irritations from harsh-dishwashing liquids, burns, cuts, bruises, and eye injury. Incumbent is also subject to varied temperature extremes while inside walk-in refrigerator or freezer units. Incumbent must wear protective clothes, shoes, gloves, earplugs, and/or other safety and hygiene equipment as required by food handling and safety standards when performing assigned tasks. Physical Requirements: Incumbent's work assignments require light to moderate physical activity, and heavy work such as scouring and scrubbing large size cooking utensils, pushing/pulling loaded tray carts to and from ward areas. Work on ladders and using powered cleaning equipment is required. There is continuous standing and walking with frequent bending, stooping, reaching, pushing and pulling. There is frequent moving and/or lifting of objects weighing up to 40 pounds, and, occasionally, over 40 pounds. Work Schedule: ROTATING SHIFTS & DAYS OFF\nCompressed/Flexible Schedule: Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized" ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Grand Junction , Food Service Worker, Other , Grand Junction, Colorado

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