Laurens County School District 55
CHILD NUTRITION OPERATOR
REPORTS TO: Cafeteria Manager
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To prepare and serve nutritious meals for school children by using quantitative recipes and sanitary work habits. To maintain the cleanliness of the cafeteria/kitchen area and any other related work designated by the school cafeteria manager.
Assists in the preparation of meal portions which involves cooking and baking using various utensils and appliances; may perform specialized duties such as baking, frying, broiling, etc. or preparing meats, vegetables, salads, desserts, sandwiches, etc. Demonstrates the ability to measure and mix ingredients according to recipes, and prepares, seasons, and cooks food appropriately. Effectively plans and coordinates work schedules so that foods will be ready at required times.
Always ensures that all foods meet existing standards for quality, freshness, taste, and appearance and ensures that required sanitary levels are maintained throughout the food preparation process.
Demonstrates the ability to set up the steam table and serving line; obtains and places dishes, silverware, hot and cold foods, baked goods, beverages, desserts, and condiments. Serves students and staff from the cafeteria counter; keeps dispensing and related equipment full and operating for service. Effectively maintains prepared and partially prepared foods in optimum condition until served. Devises best methods of presentation.
Maintains the cleanliness of the kitchen and cafeteria areas; washes dishes; clears counters, sweeps and mops floors; cleans freezers, coolers, and storage areas; cleans kitchen appliances; cleans and maintains the garbage collection area. Ensures that all cooking equipment and utensils are inspected and maintained for proper operation.
Operates and/or utilizes various appliances and equipment such as ovens, stoves, mixers, dishwasher, deep fryer, etc. Is effective in notifying supervisor of problems and needs concerning equipment and food supplies, assists in food orders and inventories.
Maintains files of recipes and menu items; estimates food items needed; inspects, weighs, measures, washes and otherwise prepares food items for cooking and serving.
Interacts with immediate supervisor, students, parents, teachers, school staff and administration.
Performs duties in compliance with safety and health standards. Stores stock in an efficient and safe manner.
Performs other related duties as assigned/required.
This job description is not intended as a complete listing of job duties. The incumbent is responsible for the performance of other related duties as assigned/required.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
High school diploma or GED preferred.
Demonstrated aptitude for successful performance.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
One hundred eighty-five (185) days per year
Hours to be determined by the Cafeteria Manager and/or the Director of Child Nutrition Services
Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Support Personnel.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and simple correspondence. Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, other employees and/or students.
Ability to add, subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to apply simple understanding to carry out detailed but basic written and/or oral instructions.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Ability to develop effective working relationships with staff and the school community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and the Board of Education policies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee frequently must reach above the head and reach forward. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp utensils.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works indoors. The employee may occasionally work with toxic or caustic chemicals such as degreasers and disinfectants. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned