Lab Assistant Sanitarian

Joliet Junior College
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 14, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services, Food Services Management
Employment Type
Part Time

Position Title:

Lab Assistant Sanitarian

Job Description:

STATUS: Part time
DEPARTMENT: Culinary Arts/City Center Campus
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Support and Technical
REPORTS TO: Department Chair
PLACEMENT: Support staff, grade 2
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $12.00 per hour

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.


Supports Culinary Arts operations by assuming 100% responsibility for the cleanliness of Culinary Arts facility, dishes, glassware, all kitchen cookware and utensils. Also responsible for maintaining all areas where proper sanitation and safety must be adhered to in order to comply with state and county health department safety and sanitation regulations, as well as ensuring sanitation and safety competencies are followed in accordance with programmatic accreditation and student learning initiatives. Works alongside student workers, providing direction and guidance as to proper sanitation and safety practices, safe operation of commercial dish machine and other equipment, safe handling of cleaning chemicals used, and upkeep of all storage and production areas.


1. Check in with the Chef instructor upon arrival to work and before leaving for the day.
2. Assume 100% responsibility for the cleanliness and storage of dishware.
3. Prepare the dishwasher for use following established protocol and sanitation procedures including opening and closing procedures and safety standards, maintaining the interior and exterior of machine.
4. Process dishes through the dishwasher maintaining a high level of sanitation.
5. Report any functional or operational problems to supervisor immediately.
6. Provide support to culinary instructors through demonstration of proper sanitation practices and reinforcing sanitation and safety educational lessons with culinary arts students.
7. Return clean dishes and cookware to appropriate locations throughout the kitchen and storage areas.
8. Follow established schedule to scour pots/pans, small wares, and flatware to maintain appearance.
9. Wash floor mats, clean floor drains, wipe down walls, tables, cooking surfaces, exhaust hoods, clean and sanitize all coal storage areas including all shelving, and clean sinks daily throughout the facility.
10. Maintain impeccably clean and sanitary dish room throughout the work day and at the end of shift.
11. Sweep and mop kitchen floors and dry and cold storage areas throughout the day; store cleaning items according to sanitation and safety requirements.
12. Carry all garbage and compostable out to dumpster and discard appropriately at the end of the shift; maintain cleanliness of trash and compost bins.
13. Oversee recycling and sustainability efforts by separating recyclables and compostable materials.
14. Adhere to daily storage area stock and inventory rotation and periodic daily upkeep schedules to ensure product is organized, maintained, properly rotated and inventory is properly accounted for.
15. Drain and clean deep fryers when necessary and transport fryer grease to recycle dumpster as needed.
16. Assume duties of bus person as necessary.
17. Work during special events outside of normal work hours as needed.
18. Provide excellent customer service by being friendly, helpful, and courteous, with positive attitude and initiative throughout the day.
19. Interact with students, faculty, and staff in a professional manner and work cooperatively with student workers in dish cleaning duties, cookware, and other sanitation duties.

20. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.
21. Maintain time/temperature logs of cold storage areas.
22. Perform related duties as assigned.

1. High School diploma or GED equivalent.
2. Must possess or earn a ServeSafe food protection manager certification (offered through the Culinary Arts Management Program).
3. Suitable experience for the job and willingness to learn procedures.
4. Must be willing to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends.
5. Ability to move, carry, and/or lift up to 50 pounds, climb ladders, and work in tight spaces.
6. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence and to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to supervisor, customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
7. Must maintain a high degree of personal hygiene, appearance and cleanliness.
8. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

1. Knowledge of sanitation practices and health department codes a plus.

2. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.

3. Demonstrated multicultural competence.

Full Time/Part Time:

Part time

Union (If Applicable):

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