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Cook Helper

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Competitive salary plus benefits including medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, life insurance, and 401k.
Posted: 11/3/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 5955-183

Job Description

Chances are you have heard of Job Corps. Do you know what we do or what we stand for? Now is the perfect time for you to learn more about our outstanding organization! Job Corps is the nations largest and most comprehensive residential, education and job training program for at-risk youth, ages 16 through 24. Since its inauguration in 1964, under the Economic Opportunity Act, Job Corps has provided more than 2 million disadvantaged young people with the integrated academic, vocational, and social skills training they need to gain independence and get quality, long-term jobs or further their education. Albuquerque Job Corps is a Career Development Services System. We are currently seeking a Cook Helper who coordinates and administers meal preparation, service, and clean up in the kitchen and cafeteria.

Key Areas of Responsibilities:

Maintains kitchen work area and cafeteria cleanliness: Keeps all equipment used in the preparation, storage, and serving of food in sanitary condition. Keeps storerooms, walk-in refrigerators, and freezers clean and orderly. Sets up dish room and dishwashing machine before each meal. Washes worktables, walls, refrigerators, and meat blocks. Scrapes food from dirty dishes and places them in the racks or on conveyor to dishwashing machines. Ensures that the cafeteria and restrooms are clean, clutter-free and safe at all times.

Assists with food preparation: Washes pots, pans, and trays. Sweeps, mops, and waxes cafeteria and kitchen floors. Segregates and removes trash and garbage and places it in designated containers. Steam-cleans or hoses out garbage cans. Sets up dining room tables. Keeps service line supplied with dishes, silverware, glasses, milk, food, etc. during service times. Works as needed to prepare and serve food in accordance with pre-planned menus. Other duties as assigned.

Maintains acceptable standards of personal and area cleanliness when handling and preparing meals: Keeps assigned work areas well organized and clean. Cleans, mops, and empties waste when assigned or as needed. Handles food in a sanitary manner, including receipt, preparation and storage.

Assures proper equipment use and maintenance. Uses food service equipment including meat slicer, blender, food processor, mixer, ovens, grill, knives and other items as necessary. Cleans, sanitizes, and ensures equipment is maintained in good working order. Notifies supervisor when repairs or replacements are needed.

Maintains a safe work environment: Personally wears nonslip shoes and ensures that this and all safety procedures are followed by him/herself, other staff, Students and visitors.

Assists in the development of students’ Career Success Standards: Ensures that students receive information on the nutritional value of food. Teaches Students how to make healthy selections. Ensures that the students’ behavior is appropriate in the dining hall and kitchen areas.

Supports the CDSS initiatives: Develops and implements a productive Work-based Learning program to include the development of students’ social and employability skills. Explores innovative ways to incorporate food and nutrition into the academic, CTT, and leisure time learning program. Establishes Center-wide events for Students and staff that promote healthy living. Must be responsive to student’s needs, abilities, and conduct.

Skill / Requirements


High School Diploma or GED

ServSafe Certification, Valid state driver’s license, CPR/First Aid certifications, other culinary arts certifications preferred.

Important Notes

To submit your resume: Go to Click on careers and filter for Albuquerque Job Corps or email to, fax to 505-247-2523 or mail to Human Resources, 1500 Indian School Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104. Please include the Code number.5955-183