The Central Texas Health Care System is recruiting for a highly qualified Food Service Worker for our Nutrition and Food Service located in Temple, Texas. Duties include, but are not limited to: - Assist in transport of food from food bank refrigerator to tray assembly lines. - Set up and replenish foods, condiments, dishes, flatware, and serving utensils on tray assembly and cafeteria lines. - Follow printed menus, computerized tray tickets, and established procedures to serve correct food items when assigned to a position on the tray assembly line. - Serve patients from a centralized tray assemble line or in a cafeteria or dining room setting. - Portion food by placing uniform/standardized amounts in dishes and in correct quantities. - Load tray delivery carts and transport to thermalization refrigerator. - Assist with movement of tray carts from thermalization refrigerator and with placement of carts in serving units. - Deliver and pick up patient's trays, noting food acceptance and patient's comments. - Transport carts with soiled dishes for pickup/return to kitchen. - Remove trash and food waste from trays. Pre-rinse, pre-soak, and load or unload dish machine in accordance with established procedures. - Prepare dishwashing machine and pot washing machine for operation, maintain correct levels of water, detergents, and rinse additives, and observe gauges for correct temperatures during operation. Clean, de-lime, and maintain dish machine and pot machine as appropriate. - Store clean dishes and trays in clean lowerators and/or storage units. - Wash pots, pans, and serving utensils in the machine or by hand as required. Stack or store correctly. - Perform cleaning tasks such as sweeping, mopping, cleaning exhaust hood, disposing of trash or waste, washing walls, delivering cardboard boxes to recycling unit and cleaning food production and service equipment. - Deliver supplies from storage and refrigerated areas to work units. - Assemble fruit, vegetable, and gelatin salads and desserts with appropriate garnishes. - Observe proper techniques/procedures when handling isolation trays. - Assemble and deliver individual and bulk nourishments. - Attend training courses and other classes and meetings as scheduled. - Detail to higher-graded positions in emergency situations in accordance with Temporary Promotion of the Master Agreement. Work Schedule: Full-time, 5:30am to 2:00pm and 10:30am to 7:00pm, days off rotate every 28 days Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD04082A Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; Straight pulling (2 hours); Pushing (2 Hours); Use of fingers; Walking 3.25 hours, Standing 3.75 hours; Repeated bending (1.5 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Ability to read small print; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid may be permitted)
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