Instructional Lab Technician-Culinary Arts
Southwestern Community College District
School of Applied Technology and Hospitality
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an
equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and
understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,
gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of
community college students, and employees, including those with
physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and
support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
Under the direction of the Dean, School of Applied Technology,
Hospitality Management and Workforce Development or designated
administrator, maintain and care for the facilities, tools and
equipment of culinary instructional laboratories; support and
assist instructional staff with laboratory experiences; prepare and
maintain a variety of requisitions, records, and files; order,
receive, store, and organize ingredients and other instructional
materials; oversee the safety and sanitation of laboratory spaces,
equipment, and instructional materials.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: The following duties
are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all
of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional
or different duties from those set forth below to address business
needs and changing business practices.
Knowledge and Abilities:
MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF:
- Coordinate day-to-day kitchen operations to support culinary
arts classes. Create ingredient and instructional material
requisitions; order food items and instructional materials for
scheduled delivery and pick-up that assures proper quality and
- Receive, inspect, store, and organize ingredients for
laboratory activities. Label and store food items to comply with
HACCP and DHS standards.
- Maintain culinary arts laboratories in a clean, safe, sanitary,
operating, and orderly condition.
- Prepare, set up, disassemble, and maintain culinary arts
equipment and instructional materials for student activities as
directed by faculty.
- Maintain an inventory of tools, equipment, and
consumable/non-consumable supplies and materials. Inspect tools and
equipment for defects and damage.
- Assist students in the technical aspects of culinary arts lab
procedures. Operate a variety of culinary tools and equipment;
provide assistance to students in the safe handling and operation
of tools and equipment.
- Maintain hazardous materials storage and handling, as
- Perform daily maintenance and minor repairs of tools and
equipment; arrange for major repairs of culinary arts equipment
according to established guidelines.
- Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
MUST HAVE ABILITY TO:
- Principles, practices, procedures of equipment, tools, and
materials used in a culinary arts instructional laboratory
- Culinary arts laboratory operations and procedures.
- Principles and practices used in ordering, receiving, storing,
and organizing food items.
- Inventory control principles and practices.
- Occupational hazards and safety regulations, precautions, and
- Principles and practices of record keeping.
- Interpersonal skills of working cooperatively and productively
with others, including active listening, clear communication,
patience, and courtesy.
- Modern office practices, procedures, technology, and computer
equipment and applications, including word processing, database,
and spreadsheet applications.
- English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and
- Basic principles and practices of budget administration.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would provide
the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A
typical way to obtain the required qualifications would
- Use, operate, and ensure the proper operation, care, and
security of culinary arts laboratory equipment, materials, and
- Prepare and set up laboratory equipment, materials, and other
teaching aids in an organized and timely manner.
- Perform inventory control and maintain accurate inventory
- Order, receive, store, organize consumable material and
- Oversee and maintain the safe operation of culinary arts
laboratories and related support areas.
- Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new
instruments, equipment, and systems.
- Work independently with little direction.
- Plan and organize work; meet schedules and timelines.
- Maintain records and prepare reports.
- Administer first aid.
- Understand and follow oral and written directions.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work.
- Effectively use computer systems, software applications
relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to
perform a variety of work tasks.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, physical ability, and ethnic
backgrounds of community college students.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in
- Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working
relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Learn and adapt to changing technology and equipment used in
the performance of assigned duties.
Any combination equivalent to: two (2) years of technical
Experience within a culinary arts
setting with demonstrated experience utilizing tools and equipment
used in the culinary arts instructional program.
Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator
Range 24, Steps 1-7, $5,202.92-$6,582.76. Initial placement for
external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits package which
includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous
sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the
employee and eligible dependents.
As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the
subsequent governing board approval.
All application materials must be received on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu
. Position is
open until filled. Applications received by the first screening
deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 22,
are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection
committee. Any application received after the deadline is not
guaranteed a review.
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule
may be adjusted to meet the needs of the office.Successful
candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista,
National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand
delivered application materials. Only complete application
materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To
complete and submit your application for this position, please
visit our online employment website at https://jobs.swccd.edu
. All required
information must be submitted online before the review date and
time indicated on the job posting.
A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet
has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online
application process is available through the Human Resources Office
at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619)
482-6395 or e-mail to email@example.com.
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all
application materials are received by the review deadline date. A
separate, complete application packet is required for each position
for which you are applying for. All materials included in your
application packet become District property, will not be returned,
will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening
Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community
College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic
fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of
employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the
past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of
continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof
of eligibility to work in the United States.
In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions
(only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college
transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA
Community College Credential.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with
verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the
time the interview appointment is scheduled.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College
District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with
The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate
against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with
the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group
identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual
orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on
the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on
association with a person or group with one or more of these actual
or perceived characteristics.
Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report - Southwestern
College is committed to assisting all members of the community in
providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security
Report is available on the SWCPD website at https://www.swccd.edu/student-support/safety-and-security/jeanne-clery-act/
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security
Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC
College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed
to you by calling (619) 482-6390.
The report contains information regarding campus security and
personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public
safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent
dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking;
the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is
reported; and other matters of importance related to security on
campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics
for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes
that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or
property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student
organization; and on public property within, or immediately
adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC
College Police Department.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) - More information
about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug
Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be
found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer
Information page ( http://www.swccd.edu/index.aspx?page=1084
To apply, visit: https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/4373