These positions are organizationally aligned under Nutrition and Food section of the Allied Health service at the Tomah VA Medical Center and perform a variety of duties that are primarily concerned with food service or food preparation or a combination of both. Duties Include: -Sets up various stations on the central tray line with all food and non-food items needed to serve the meal. -During tray assembly process, works at various stations on the central tray line. -Places food items on trays. -Breaks down and cleans assigned area and returns food and non-food items to designated locations after tray assembly process is completed. -Serves food cafeteria style and prepares service stands by setting up condiments, silverware, glassware, etc. -Loads and delivers food carts to patient care units. -Distributes trays and/or nourishments to specified locations. -Collects soiled trays and return same to the dish room for processing. -May be required to assembles salads and cold sandwiches from prepared ingredients and pack box lunches. -May be required to set up and operate dishwasher, as well as clean and maintain by inspecting the doors, strainer pans, screens, and spray arms as necessary. -Heave duty cleaning is required, such as cleaning exhaust hoods, spaces under and behind kitchen equipment, washing floors and walls, etc. -Performs other related duties as assigned. Working Schedule: Varying days Sunday through Saturday, 6:30 AM to 3:00PM, 5 days per week, includes working holidays and every other weekend. Work schedule will be discussed at interview. Numerous vacancies may be available. Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker 10261A Physical Effort: The work requires light to moderate physical effort with repetitive motion to include continuous standing and walking, frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. Frequently lifts or moves objects weighting up to 40 pounds unassisted when pushing carts, unloading trucks, cleaning, or other related heavy work. May be required to perform heavy work such as scouring and scrubbing large-size cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies. May also be required to work on ladders and use powered cleaning equipment. Incumbent may lift objects weighing 50 to 100 pounds or more when covering in the Ingredient Control Room or Warehouse and push/pull carts weighing up to 300 pounds. Sweeps, vacuums and spot mops floors as required. Must be alert and cautious to avoid falls on wet floors and burns or scalds from hot food, equipment and chemicals and cuts from knives. Working Conditions: The work is performed in kitchen areas where the steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often causes uncomfortable high temperatures and humidity. The work area is well lit but is usually noisy from food service activities, and there is danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped. The worker is regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units. The employee is required to wear protective shoes and gloves or other items required by food handling guides. Must be clean and neat at all times and in proper uniform.
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