JOB GOAL:  The food service assistant production staff member is responsible for learning all duties in the assigned areas, which include production, preparation, storage of food and supplies, accountability, and safety/sanitation procedures.  Must assist with production schedules and is responsible for the preparation of the highest quality and attractive food in necessary amounts.  Works 4 hours or more daily, may complete cashier duties, may be assigned to any work area/department, Includes elementary school single preparation worker, may include secondary school single preparation worker.




High school diploma or GED

Good communication and customer service skills

Good organizational, record keeping and telephone skills

Ability to lift 35# alone and 50# and above with assistance

Must be able to stand continuously throughout assigned shift

Job requires bending, stooping, kneeling, and pushing and pulling

Health permits full participation in all food service related tasks and meets requirements of Board Of Education

Must complete a minimum of 15 hours of training during the first year of employment and 10 hours per year thereafter.

Willingness to consider joining state and national professional affiliations.



Maintains communication with school personnel, and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students.

Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties.

Performs other related work as required.


REASONING ABILITY:  Ability is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; understand written procedures, write routine documents, and speak clearly. Specific Knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: safety practices and procedures; quantify food preparation and handling; and sanitation practices.



The ability to speak clearly and communicate effectively to co-workers, students and staff and visitors.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time and work at a consistent pace. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.  The employee must occasionally lift items with assistance of 50 pounds such as cases of cans and 50 lbs. bags of sugar or flour, or moving/rearranging appliances.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 20% walking, and 60% standing. The job is performed under temperature extremes and under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.   The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment.


OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; setting priorities; working as part of a team; working with interruptions; and working with detailed information/data.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  185-190 days


SALARY:                Based on Salary Schedule, level 1




REPORT TO:           Nutritional Service Director, Coordinator of Cafeteria Operations, Manager Level I & II and his/her representative.


EVALUATION:        Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with the Board of Education Policy on evaluation.



This job description has been approved by all levels of management:


Manager _______________________________________________


HR ___________________________________________________


Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the position.



Employee _____________________________ Date ____________