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Cook Helper

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The schedule for this position is as follows: Thursday-Sunday, 5:00pm-1:30am, Tuesday/Wednesday off Hiatus period: mid-June to mid-August, & December 9 month position Sept.-June UNION POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO SEIU UNION MEMBERS ONLY DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF POSTING. AFTER ONE WEEK OF POSTING, IF THE POSITION HAS NOT BEEN FILLED INTERNALLY, IT IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE DARTMOUTH COMMUNITY. Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Cook Helper
Department Dartmouth Dining Services
Position Number 1000088
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Position Purpose

Under close supervision, assists with the preparation of food items regularly listed on the daily menu in the dining facilities and for catered functions. Works in any general cooking area where needed, e.g. grill station, breakfast, salad room, bakery shop, routine catered orders, etc. Receives on-the-job training in general food service and sanitation procedures and in proper use and cleaning of kitchen equipment and machinery.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Basic understanding of cleanliness procedures and general sanitation regulations.
  • Familiarity with standard cooking methods and procedures. Ability to read, understand and follow recipes.
  • Ability to perform basic math and measurements.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to follow customer relations policies and procedures.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Works varied shifts and required overtime.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
  • Must have successfully completed the following training prior to performing work to which the training relates: Hazard Communication.
Minimum Experience

Food service experience in an institutional establishment is preferred.

Minimum Education

High School graduate with six months of relevant experience in food preparation; or the equivalent.

SEIU Level A
FLSA Non-Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Admin HR Services
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

The schedule for this position is as follows:
Thursday-Sunday, 5:00pm-1:30am, Tuesday/Wednesday off

Hiatus period: mid-June to mid-August, & December

9 month position Sept.-June

UNION POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO SEIU UNION MEMBERS ONLY DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF POSTING. AFTER ONE WEEK OF POSTING, IF THE POSITION HAS NOT BEEN FILLED INTERNALLY, IT IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE DARTMOUTH COMMUNITY.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Responsibilities

  • Assists with the preparation of food items.
  • Washes, peels, cuts, and seeds vegetables and fruits.
  • Cleans, cuts and grinds meats, poultry, and seafood.
  • Dips food items in crumbs, flour, and batter to bread them.
  • Stirs and strains soups and sauces.
  • Weighs and measures designated ingredients.
  • Carries pans, kettles, and trays of food to and from work stations, stove and refrigerator.
  • Stores foods in designated areas, maintaining an awareness of temperature requirements and potential for food spoilage.
  • Learns and follows safety precautions and proper food handling and storage procedures.
  • Cleans and properly stores kitchen equipment and machinery.
  • Checks refrigerators and freezers for safe food temperatures, notifies supervisor of unusual changes.
-- Performs other duties as assigned

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Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

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