Food Service Worker (Full-time, $17.23/hour plus $7.12 an hour fringe) $1,500 SIGN ON BONUS

Batavia, NY
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Food Preparation & Service
  • Travel: No
  • Clearance: Public Trust
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Req ID: AGS01431

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AGS, an Akima Company, provides the people, equipment, and processes that safeguard federal buildings, military bases, and detention centers. We take pride in our ability to protect and support our customers’ complex missions. We offer rewarding and challenging roles as well as competitive benefits packages and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.

Hourly rate: $17.35 plus $7.12/hour fringe.

Main Function/Position Summary

As directed, assists Cook I and Cook II in performing a variety of tasks concerned with the preparation and serving of food and beverages.


Works under the supervision of the Head Cook.

The Food Service Worker will act independently or assist in the performance of any and all duties necessary to keep the facility in full operation. Will perform other duties as assigned.

The duties listed below are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They should not be construed as a complete list of the various duties normally performed by the individuals assigned to the Food Service department or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee’s normal line of work.

  • Washes, peels, scrapes and cuts vegetables and fruits.

  • Prepares simple salads and toast.

  • Counts butter. Slices cakes and pies.

  • Makes coffee, tea and other beverages.

  • Dishes out portions of food on trays or plates, and pours beverages.

  • Prepares dining and serving areas by setting up counters, stands, and tables.

  • Fills salt and pepper containers.

  • Scrapes, washes and sorts dishes, mugs and sporks. Cleans kitchen equipment, pots and pans, counters and tables.

  • Sweeps and mops floors.

  • Will be assigned duties with selected detainees.

  • Under direction will measure, stir, cut, grind, chop, and season ingredients according to recipes.

  • Delivers food carts to detention areas and return carts to kitchen.

  • Prepares and maintains proper levels of box lunches.

  • Draws required cooking utensils from kitchen storage areas.

  • Loads and unloads delivery trucks as necessary.

Work is completed in a priority established by supervision or facility need.

All work will be completed with a high degree of professionalism, quality and craftsmanship.

Lulls in workload are used to maintain a clean and orderly work area and to insure clerical tasks are up to date. Keeps up to date on departmental and facility safety standards and local codes and policies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or GED is required.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Must have inter/intra communication skills with employees and department heads.

  • Must be able to follow Standard Codes of Conduct pertaining to interaction with detainee population.

  • May lift or push up to 50 lbs.

  • For extended periods of time may be required to stand, walk, squat, kneel, sit, bend, reach and climb.

  • Work areas may include all areas of the facility.

  • May be exposed to cleaning chemicals and solvents.

  • Works in close proximity to steam or gas ovens and grills that produce intense heat.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass extensive background investigation and drug testing.

  • Random drug testing will be performed. May be required to cross train in various departments.

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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