Food Service Worker ($19.38/hour and $2,500 Sign on Bonus)

Los Fresnos, TX
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Food Preparation & Service
  • Travel: No
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Req ID: AIP00130

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As an operating company wholly owned by an Alaska Native Corporation, AIP provides protective services & detention management operations for critical mission requirements. We prioritize continuous learning and advancing technologies to ensure we are ready for the threats of today and tomorrow.

Hourly Rate: $19.38/hour plus H&W rate of $6.75 and 401(k) contribution of $1.25 (Total compensation is $27.38/hour)

SIGN ON BONUS of $2,500!


  • Serves as a kitchen worker in a large industrial detention center kitchen performing or assisting with the following duties under supervision:

    • Preparation and presentation of meals: measuring, mixing, slicing, chopping, etc.

    • Using prepared ingredients and following repetitive steps, prepares certain routine menu items, e.g., sandwiches

    • Plating accurately measured portions in accordance with dietician certified menus

    • Delivery and serving meals to detainees in housing units

    • Packs sack lunches and delivers to processing hold rooms and transportation

    • Plates, wraps, and serves staff meals

    • Drives box truck for delivery of meals to housing units

    • Receives food orders, unloads trucks, and stocks food stores for dry, cold, and freezer

    • Either manually or with use of mechanical machines, washes dishes (e.g., plates, bowls, cups, flatware) and food prep items (e.g., pots, pans, trays, baking sheets, serving and cooking utensils)

    • Cleaning dining and kitchen areas floors, tables, chairs

    • Cleaning grease traps and hoods

    • Cleaning storage areas

    • Cleans other facility areas as directed by AIP management

    • Other duties as needed


  • Must speak, read, and write fluent English

  • Possess ability to read and follow instructions and recipes in English

  • Possesses dexterity and use of motor skills to execute required kitchen tasks

  • Ability to work with a diverse population, speaking numerous languages with and from different cultures and from various countries around the world


  • Commitment to Excellence- Identifies what needs to be accomplished and takes action to achieve a standard of excellence beyond job expectations

  • Corporate Values- Understands, embraces, and integrates AKIMA corporate values into everyday duties and responsibilities

  • Customer Service- Identifies and responds to current and future needs by providing excellent service to internal and external customers

  • Safety and Security- Promotes a safe work environment for co-workers and customers

  • Teamwork- Resourceful team player that builds, strengthens, and maintains collaborative relationships with others inside or outside the organization


  • Minimum one-year experience as a Food Service Worker or related position in a commercial or industrial kitchen

  • Possess a State of Texas Food Handlers Permit

  • Ability to become First Aid, CPR and AED certified with initial training and maintain certification

Minimum Qualifications:

  • US citizen or a person lawfully admitted into the United States for permanent residence and have resided in the U.S. for at least the last five years

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)

  • Pass a criminal background and consumer credit check (no criminal record)

  • Obtain and maintain a DHS/ICE government clearance

  • Pass all pre-employment and random drug tests

  • Pass a medical examination and meet health requirements

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Able to obtain a Texas food handlers permit

  • Knowledge of day-to-day operation of an industrial kitchen

  • Capability of following and understanding written and verbal orders, policies and regulations

  • Incumbent shall be literate and able to interpret printed rules and regulations, recipes, and detailed instructions

  • Incumbent must exercise good judgment, alertness, an even temperament, and render satisfactory performance through his/her responsibilities

  • Ability to maintain poise and self control during situations that involve mental stress, such as fires, explosions, disturbances and building evacuations

  • Maintain a professional personal appearance and calm demeanor

  • Possess a high degree of integrity, accountability and ability to adhere to the American Correctional Association and DHS ICE standards

  • Demonstrate an ability to work with a diverse population of people, including people of different cultures, with different values and lifestyles; with a cross cultural perspective

  • Maintain current/physical residence in the continental United States

Texas Security License Number: B20019

Reasonable Accommodation: It is our business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employee(s) 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 instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded 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 and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.

Working Environment: The majority of the work is performed in an indoor industrial kitchen in a detention facility often working side by side with detainee workers.

Essential Job Functions & Physical Demands:

The position is required to work most hours in an indoor detention facility environment, standing and walking most of the time, while maintaining a degree of physical fitness to respond quickly to changes in work demands, emerging situations and emergencies. The position is frequently required to work in extreme weather conditions to accomplish food service delivery outdoors including cold, heat, heavy rain, and winds. At a minimum, the Food Service Worker must be able to perform the following physical activities with or without a reasonable accommodation.:

  • Stand for 4 or more hours between breaks

  • Walk, talk, hear, taste, smell, and feel

  • Use fine motor skills (ability to make movements using the small muscles in hands and wrists)

  • Use manual dexterity in food preparation

  • Use close vision, distance vision, and color vision

  • Reach with hands and arms

  • Work safely on uneven and/or slippery surfaces

  • Occasionally climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Provide CPR and first aid to others

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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