School Cafeteria Worker

JOB DESCRIPTION

The job of Cafeteria Worker was established for the purpose of preparing and distributing food items; providing complete and accurate documentation and audit trail for meals served; and maintaining facilities in a sanitary condition. This job is distinguished from similar jobs by the following characteristics: assignments are specific and clearly defined. Incumbents must be aware and comply with safety and sanitation laws, policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Arranges food and beverage items (e.g. placing in steam tables, a la carte trays, filling racks, mobile carts, etc.) for the purpose of making items available to students and staff.
  • Cleans utensils, equipment, and the storage, food preparation and serving areas for the purpose of maintaining sanitary conditions.
  • Inspects food items, work areas, etc. (e.g. personal hygiene, proper food temperatures, etc.) for the purpose of preventing cross-contamination of food borne illnesses.
  • Loads carts, food warmers, trays, etc. for the purpose of ensuring that food and/or beverage items are available for transporting to other sites (by assignment).
  • Serves one or more items of food for the purpose of meeting mandated nutritional requirements and/or requests of students and school personnel.
  • Uses proper body mechanics and cleaning procedures for the purpose of preventing accidental injuries to self and others.
  • Assists other personnel for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
  • Responds to inquiries of students, staff and the public for the purpose of providing information and/or directing to others.

Job Requirements:

  • SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include operating equipment used in school cafeteria; maintaining accurate records; and providing customer service.
  • KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; understand written procedures, write routine documents, and speak clearly; and understand multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: food safety and sanitation requirements; and basic kitchen utensils and equipment.
  • ABILITY is required to schedule activities; collate data; and consider several factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others; work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals; work with similar types of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include working as part of a team; meeting deadlines and schedules; and working with children.
  • Responsibilities include working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; providing information and/or advising others; and operating within a defined budget. There is a continual opportunity to impact the organization’s services. The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent climbing and balancing; significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 5% sitting, 25% walking, and 70% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Must have current, valid HEP-A vaccination and must pass a mandatory FBI background check.

LOCATION

Olivette, Missouri 63132

PAY

$10.5

INDUSTRY

Educational/ Religious/ and Charitable Trusts, Educational Services

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