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Lab Assistant

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NOTE: Candidate MUST have recommendation from chef/lab instructor for the Lab Assistant position.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number S140016
Position Title Lab Assistant
Department Culinary
Division Academic Affairs
Classification Non-Union
FLSA Classification
Union/Non Union Non Union
Full Time / Part Time? Part Time
Hours per week up to 28 hrs
Temporary? Yes

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 07/01/2014
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

NOTE: Candidate MUST have recommendation from chef/lab instructor for the Lab Assistant position.

Advertising Summary
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Job Description

STATUS: Part time / Temporary
DEPARTMENT: Culinary Arts
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Non-union
REPORTS TO: Chef Instructor holding
lab class on that
particular day
PLACEMENT: Support staff, grade 2
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $12.00 per hour

NOTE: Candidate MUST have recommendation from chef/lab instructor for the Lab Assistant position.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

Assists instructional faculty and students, and provides support in the operation and monitoring of lab processes, equipment and activities in the Culinary Arts Program.

1. Meet with instructor to discuss any special needs for that day’s lab class.
2. Assist students with menu production and supervise quality of product.
3. Monitor students to ensure they are following proper recipes, cooking procedures, baking practices, and service skills where appropriate.
4. Continually monitor sanitation and safety practices of students.
5. Inform chef instructor of any misconduct, mishandling or a destruction of product by students.
6. Assist students with proper professional knife skills, terminology and techniques.
7. Maintain a positive attitude towards students to foster a learning environment.
8. Assist with Chef for a Day visiting students, recruitment efforts and high school/career fair presentations.
9. Perform other duties as assigned.

1. One (1) year of culinary arts lab work completed with a grade of “B” or better.
2. Ability to communicate effectively with students/faculty and foodservice staff.
3. Self-motivated, patient, with common sense and problem solving ability and a willingness to accept responsibility.
4. Recommendation from chef/lab instructor for position of lab assistant.
5. Must be able to work flexible hours during scheduled lab times.
6. Must possess (or currently in process of earning) a current FSSMC sanitation license for the State of Illinois

1. Normal culinary lab physical demands.
2. Must complete physical.
3. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
4. Standard culinary lab equipment.
5. Must be able to stand for extended period of times.

1. Culinary lab environment


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