NANA Regional Corporation Cook - Valdez, AK. in Valdez, Alaska

Cook - Valdez, AK.


About NMS

Built on a culture of safety and integrity, NMSdelivers award-winning, integrated support services to a variety of clients in food service, facilities management, camp services,security and hotel management in Alaska and the continental U.S. We are proudto serve not only our original oilfield clients, but also clients from federal,state and local governments, corporate facilities, healthcare institutions,schools and universities, manufacturing centers, and the transportation andtelecommunications industry. Our clients have peace of mind knowing weare committed to delivering best-in-class service, and we bring creativity,technology and experience to every project. Our mission is to providemanagement and support services at a level of quality, value, safety andexpertise beyond our clients’ expectations. At NMS, we expect our employees tofulfill that mission in every aspect of their work.


Thecook position is based in Valdez, AK. and is responsible for the dailypreparation, production, stocking and presentation of a variety of foods,breakfast, entrees/soups, salads, salad bar accompaniments, pantry production,maintaining serving line levels, or the cleaning and sanitizing of preparationareas and equipment, and baking. All duties are to be performed in accordance with NMS’mission, vision, and values as well as housekeeping policies, practices, andprocedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performsall main line food production duties with specific items determined by assignedshift

  • Reviewsthe needs of the day with assigned supervisor(s), completes production sheets,reviews maintenance reports, and verifies supply needs and availability

  • Assistsassigned supervisors with menu and recipe development

  • Monitors,replenishes all salad bar and pantry production items using proper rotationprocedures

  • Cookssuch food items as breakfast, lunch or dinner foods, coffee, drinks, trayitems, sandwiches, salad dressings, meat items, cheese or vegetable trays,salad bar items, etc.

  • Prepares,places, presents, and restocks such items as bulk/fresh vegetables, salads,relish trays, meats, sauces, cheeses or salad dressings, etc.

  • Preparesor utilizes production sheets to determine amounts needed for serving areas

  • Usesa variety of food preparation procedures and equipment including a wide varietyof cutting instruments. Uses previously made salads and producing new salads asneeded

  • Assistsother personnel as needed in food production or in handling special duties

  • Servesin the service line

  • Handlesspecial food preparation or cleaning projects as required

  • Rotatesfood items as is appropriate to item

  • Wipesdown, cleans, and sanitizing preparation areas, salad bar area, workstation, orassociated equipment

  • Cleansvarious food service, food preparation equipment storage areas, etc., mayinclude cleaning glass and general polishing, sweeping, wiping, or mopping ofother areas or surfaces

  • Verifiesand oversees food serving lines, areas, bars, etc., making sure they areproperly stocked, set up, and cleaned

  • Removesgarbage from assigned areas, sets up or breaks down tables, snack bars, displaycases, serving lines, etc.

  • Communicateswith supervisors to discuss items needed for meals and backups

  • Maycomplete menu display announcements as outlined by a supervisor

  • Mayhandle or organize freight on a regular basis

  • Responsiblefor quantity and quality control in food production as well as overallsanitation of assigned areas

  • Assistsin the supervision and training of food service personnel

  • Observesand instructs others on the proper rotation procedures to be followed forproduce and dairy products

  • Maintainsfood production equipment and storage areas following proper sanitation,safety, and operational procedures

  • Notify supervisor if safetyand sanitation standards are not being met.

  • Other duties that arepertinent to the department or unit’s success also may be assigned.

  • This position is responsible for the supervision of staff.


Minimum Requirements

  • At least six (6) months of directly related restaurant cooking experience which demonstrates a working knowledge of high volume food production, food service production, food service positions, equipment, and supervisory techniques.

  • Currently hold or have theability to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)within 30 days of hire.

  • Must pass all pre-employment contract requirements which may include but are not limited to: hair follicle drug test, physical and fit for duty assessment and hearing test. Applicants not located near a testing facility are responsible for paying for travel to the nearest testing facility.

  • Must be able to cooperate and work as part of a team with fellow employees, customers and clients.

  • Must be able to make decisions in the moment with little to no supervision.

  • Must be able to be on your feet for 8-12 hours per shift.

  • Contract requires employees to speak, understand, read and write English.

  • Must meet and adhere to all safety guidelines and regulations set forth by the company and client.


  • Three (3) years of directly related restaurant cooking experience which demonstrates a working knowledge of high volume food production, food service production, food service positions, equipment, and supervisory techniques.

  • Alaska Food Workers card and/or Servsafe Certification (must beable to obtain upon hire).

  • Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts or recognized formal certifiedtraining program from a National Association.

  • Two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory role in a restaurantand/or industrial kitchen setting.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Weather:Indoor/Outdoor. Frequently exposed toarctic conditions.

Noiselevel: Moderate to Loud

Descriptionof environment: Employees must constantly be able to stand, walk, climb, push,pull use hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch. Employees are occasionally exposed to fumesor airborne particles and may be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.

Physicalrequirements: Fit For Duty Test

  • Lift: Lift 50 lbs. fromfloor to knuckle x 2

  • Lift: Lift 50 lbs. fromfloor to waist x 2

  • Lift: Lift 50 lbs. fromfloor to shoulders x 2

  • Lift: Lift 30 lbs. fromfloor to crown x 2

  • Carry: Carry 20 lbs. withtwo hands for a minimum distance of 20 feet

  • Push: Push horizontallywith a peak force of 50 f-lbs. with two hands.

  • Stoop & Twist: Performalternate cross over toe touches x 5 each side, self-paced but continuous.

  • Kneel: Kneel on one kneeand stand. Return to kneel on opposite knee. Repeat alternate kneeling sequence x 5 for each knee, self-paced butcontinuous.

  • Squat Test: Functionallysquat x 5, self-paced but continuous.

  • Stairs: Climb up and down10 steps x 4 for a total of 40 steps using one hand to grasp a railing forsafety, self-paced.

  • Stairs & Carry: Climbup and down 10 steps x 2 for a total of 20 steps while carrying 30 lbs. in onehand and using the other hand to grasp a railing for safety, self-paced.

  • Allow a 30 second rest period after climbing up and down 10 stepswhile carrying.

  • All tests must be performed within a safe target heart ratedetermined by the contract requirements.


NMSCore Values

Safetyguides our behavior.

Honestyand integrity govern our activities.

Commitmentsmade will be fulfilled.

Allindividuals are treated with dignity and respect.

Theenvironment will be protected and sustained.

Required Language

EqualOpportunity Employer/Shareholder Preference

NMSis an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants willreceive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran protected status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.NANA grants employment preference to shareholders ofNANA and their spouses and descendants to the extent allowed by law.

Itis NMS policy to conduct background checks, drug testing and a physicalassessment, as applicable, once an offer has been accepted, in accordance withcompany and/or contract requirements.

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Job: Food Preparation & Service

Company: NANA Management Services

Primary Location: US-AK-Valdez

Shift: Variable

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Ongoing

Req ID: ALY00285