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Dining Services Associate

Company: Navarro College
Location: Corsicana
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

About Navarro College:Navarro College is a two-year, accredited, state-supported community college and is home to four unique campuses. Our main campus is nestled in the historic town of Corsicana, Texas, with branches located in Waxahachie, Midlothian, Mexia and Online.We are seeking individuals who strive for excellence, value, creativity and innovation, are looking for a joyful workplace, are respectful toward others, are team players and have integrity.We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender, marital, or veteran status, the presence of a medical condition, disability, or any other legally protected status. According to state law, if you are related to any member of the Board of Trustees, your application for employment cannot be considered. If you are related to any member of the Faculty or staff at Navarro College, you will not be permitted to work under the supervision of or in the same department as any relative of your family or their spouse's family.Job Description:POSITION PURPOSE:Under the general supervision of the Director of Dining Services, the Cook is principally responsible for preparing, seasoning, and cooking food for students, staff, and visitors.GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Measures and mixes ingredients for food preparations.Uses recipes and increases amounts as needed for dishes.Adds necessary seasonings to food during mixing or cooking according to recipe directions.Observes and tests food being cooked ensuring overcooking does not occur.Assists with baking if needed.Carves meats or other food items that may need carving for steam table servings.Checks temperature of food before placing on steam table.Makes sure that food is refilled on steam table when empty.Checks schedule posted on bulletin board for any special meals to be prepared.Sanitizes the can opener after each use daily.Cleans grill when used.Properly sanitizes all food preparation areas and service areas.Uses disposable plastic gloves.Wears a clean uniform and hair restraints and non-skid safety shoes daily.Takes food inventory and provides a list of items needed.Keeps freezer organized and picks items off the floor on a weekly basis.Ensures that the food items in the freezer are rotated on a regular basis.Makes sure that the kitchen is sanitized daily.Prepares meals for the required shift.Marks any boxes that have been opened and used.Helps with the pots and pans.Pre-preparing any food item for next day's menu.Works banquets as needed.Cleans ovens.Changes the oil and cleans the food fryer as needed.Cleans any mixing, grinding, and/or chopping machine after each use.Makes sure that foods are cooked and processed as close to time of serving as possible.Keeps shelves with steam table clean and organized monthly.Cleans underneath table with pots and pans and keeps it organized.Washes and cleans large mixer on a weekly basis.Cleans up, as necessary.Checks food daily and throws away any spoiled food.Empties garbage in service area daily.Adheres to the policy of no eating or drinking in food preparation area.Attends related meetings and in-service training as mandated.Adheres to health policies implemented to prevent disease transmission in food handling and elimination of diseased food handling.Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director of Dining Services.Requirements:POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:RequiredMust be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, in English.PreferredSome record keeping experience.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:Ability to lift up to fifty pounds (50 lbs.) on a consistent basis.Ability to use and climb a stepladder.Some basic knowledge of cleaning and sanitizing of kitchen.Must be willing to work as a team player.Must have good communication skillsMust have good customer skillsMust have good organizational skillsMust have creative capabilities and have good time management skillsAbility to learn quickly from observations, and from oral and written directions.WORKING CONDITIONS:Variances from regular working hours may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.Busy working environment with numerous interruptions.Must be able to stand for long periods of time.Additional Information:REPORTS TO: Director of Dining ServicesSALARY: $22,050.00 Annually ($10.60 per hour) (This is a 12 month position to be paid over 12 months annually)FRINGE BENEFITS:Navarro College pays 100% of the health insurance premium for the employee and 50% for eligible dependents (spouse and children under the age of 26). Navarro College participates in the State of Texas insurance program where our employees are eligible for health insurance benefits on the first of the month following sixty (60) days of full time employment.Other optional coverages are available immediately upon employment, including dental, vision, optional term life insurance, voluntary accidental death and dismemberment insurance, dependent term life insurance, short and long term disability, and TexFlex dependent care and health care reimbursement accounts.Navarro College also participates in the Texas Teacher Retirement System (TRS) with 7.7% employee contribution and 6.8% employer contribution, and Optional Retirement Program (ORP) with 6.65% employee contribution and 6.6% employer contribution. These options are available upon full-time employment. Full-time employees also have the option of joining the Navarro College Retirement Plan after one year of service with 5% employee contribution and 8% employer contribution.Full-time employees may apply for tuition reimbursement through Navarro College's Educational Assistance Program.Navarro College also has a generous leave plan where employees accrue 6.67 hours of vacation time and 8 hours of sick leave per month. Vacation accrual increases with tenure. The college also recognizes most major holidays, including Thanksgiving (3 days), Christmas break (varies, but normally 10 days), and Spring Break (5 days). During these times, all departments are closed.Application Instructions:Interested applicants should click on the APPLY NOW button. Please note that you will be required to submit all requested documents in order to complete the application process.PLEASE BE ADVISED:It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date, if date is provided. All materials included in your application packet (1) become Navarro College District property, (2) will not be returned, and (3) will be considered for this opening only.Initial Interview travel costs will be assumed by the applicant (if warranted). Associated topics: baker, chief chef, kitchen, lead, pastry chef, pizza chef, restaurant assistant chef, sous, sous chef, tavern

Keywords: Navarro College, Mesquite , Dining Services Associate, Other , Corsicana, Texas

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