FLATHEAD COUNTY Cook -- AOA in KALISPELL, Montana

Cook for Agency on Aging Nutrition Program, Permanent Full Time. Job Summary: This position assists higher level cooks with the preparation and cooking of high volume, menu-based meals in compliance with food safety standards for the senior nutrition program. Tasks performed also include serving meals and the care and cleaning of kitchen facilities, equipment and dishes. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Manager with daily guidance and instruction from the Head Chef position.Essential Functions (Major Duties or Responsibilities): These duties are the essential functions and are not all-inclusive of all duties that the incumbent performs. Assist with the preparation and cooking of a variety of foods in large quantities for daily meal service using established menus and in accordance with food safety standards and dietary guidelines and restrictions Assist with serving onsite meals Assist with portioning and packaging food for delivery to multiple congregate meal sites and to Meals on Wheels recipients Clean cooking utensils and equipment and maintain sanitary and healthful conditions in the kitchen and dish areas Assist with receiving, documenting and storing food deliveries; help monitor temperature of food In storage areas Perform other duties as assignedPhysical Demands and Working Conditions: Work is performed in a centralized kitchen environment. There is frequent contact with the generate public and volunteers. The noise level of the kitchen is frequently high due to the running of commercial vent fans and equipment. This position Is frequently required to walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and reach with hands and arms, and stand for extended periods of time up to 8 hours. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job Include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.Supervision Exercised: This position does not generally have supervisory duties but may on occasion provide guidance to temporary help.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Ability to: Learn and demonstrate basic methods of food preparation and serving in a high volume setting using commercial equipment Learn and follow food safety rules and regulations Learn and demonstrate how to organize and plan ahead to ensure timely and efficient meal service Understand and follow oral and written instructions Practice safe and sanitary work habits Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, meal recipients, volunteers and the general public Work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environmentEducation and Experience:Any combination of experience and training that indicates possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities listed.Salary Wage $11.58 per hourSalary At 1 Year Step: $12.05 per hour2 Year Step: $12.53 per hour3 Year Step: $12.78 per hour