Job opening: Dishwasher

Kids Kitchen, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Close date for application’s is July 19, 2021
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JOB TITLE: Dishwasher, Non-exempt
REPORTS TO: Executive Chef
SALARY RANGE: $15.00- $18.00 per hour, DOE
SUPERVISES: None

JOB SUMMARY: We are seeking a motivated, dependable, energetic Dishwasher who enjoys working as part of a team to join our kitchen staff at Kids Kitchen, LLC, a non-profit joint venture between The Food Depot and Growing Up New Mexico. The Dishwasher is primarily responsible for assisting with food preparation and maintaining a sanitary environment for food and storage as well as providing clean service ware and utensils for the entire operation. Organizational and interpersonal communication skills are a must. High volume experience preferred.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
At all times maintain clean and professional appearance with proper kitchen attire
Maintain the dish room. Dishes cannot be cleaned properly in a dirty area
Ensure all counter space is properly cleaned after each use
Change and maintain cleansing solutions at all stations
Take out trash and recycling
Keep walk-in and storage room clean and visibly assessable (all similar items stored together)
Promptly clean up all returning off-site pans so they are ready for the next meal service.
Inform Executive Chef when supplies are running low: gloves, trash bags, soaps, sanitizers etc.
Put dishes away promptly and in correct location. This keeps the kitchen clean and maintains order in the kitchen.
Preparation of Food
Cut food according to its intended use
Following proper CACFP and CYFD guidelines while preparing food
Following food safety guidelines in all food preparation and clean up
Help maintain the cleanliness of all food storage containers (hot boxes, hot bags coolers)
Get food packed and properly assigned for pick up by drivers
Ensuring carts for School are correct for each number in class
Inform Chef when product is running low
Properly store and label unused food. Label must include correct date

Requirements and Qualifications:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred
Ability to set up and operate dish washing equipment
Working knowledge of sanitation procedures
Availability for early morning shifts is required
Effective communication skills
Adept at performing tasks well in a fast-paced environment
Must be able to pass a CYFD background check
Active Listening — Give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. See more occupations related to this ability.
Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Work Activities
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time.
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
Self-Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone and being personally connected with others on the job.
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

Employment Requirements
Negative Pre-employment Drug Screening
Must be able to pass a CYFD background check
Provide proof of vaccinations required at Kids Kitchen
Clean Driving Record – New Mexico Driver’s License
NM Food Handlers Permit and Serv Safe Certification required

Physical Environment
Primary work is in a kitchen environment
Employee can be exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
The employee must be able to load and unload items into and out of truck
The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts

Disclaimer
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give assignments.

This position description excludes the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.