Food Service Technician - 47.50%- Food Service - MJC

Modesto, California
$1,092.00 to $1,397.50 per month
Sep 06, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Modesto Junior College


Food Service Technician - 47.50%- Food Service - MJC

Salary:  $1,092.00 to $1,397.50 per month – Range 10 (2017-2018 Classified Salary Schedule)

1 evening position: 3:15 pm-8:00 pm

19 hours per week, 9 months per year.

Deadline: October 3, 2017


Complete job description and application available online at:


Appointments are hired at the first step of the range. The second step is paid after the first year of satisfactory service with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum sixth step.



Under general supervision, performs a wide range of food service support duties; prepares foods and snacks; performs cashiering and other general clerical duties; cleans and disinfects kitchen and serving areas, utensils and equipment; and performs related work as assigned.



This is the full working level class of the Food Services Support Series within the Yosemite Community College District (YCCD). Positions in this class perform journey-level food service and related duties in order to provide basic food services to students and campus visitors.


This class can be distinguished from the higher-level class of Food Service Specialist because incumbents in that class perform specialized food service support duties that may include advanced cooking, baking and/or catering support.



Incumbents in this class work under the general supervision of a manager, working alone on routine or regular work assignments and checking with the supervisor on non-routine assignments or when in doubt as to the correct procedures to follow.


An incumbent in this class does not directly lead or supervise other full-time employees, but may assign, direct and/or monitor the work of subordinate part time and/or student employees on a project or assignment basis.


Minimum Qualifications    

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The knowledge and ability requirements are representative of essential duties. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


Knowledge of:

• Basic principles and practices of food service and nutrition.

• Principles and practices of safe food handling and grill cooking.

• Methods and techniques of kitchen equipment operation, cleaning and maintenance.

• Standard food service terminology, appliances and equipment.

• Sanitation and safety practices and procedures.

• Basic arithmetical calculations and measurement processes.


Ability to:

• Perform short order grill cooking.

• Operate a cash register and handle and count money.

• Clean and maintain food service areas, utensils and equipment.

• Adhere to standard menus and recipes in the preparation of foods and snacks.

• Maintain foods at a proper temperature work efficiently and effectively.

• Operate, clean and maintain various kitchen equipment and tools.

• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience

Any combination of education, experience and/or training that would likely provide the above-required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Typical background patterns that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities are:

• Education: Possession of a High School diploma or GED.

• Experience: One year performing quantity food preparation, service and kitchen maintenance duties in a commercial or institutional food service facility.


Example of Duties     

• Prepares, packages and distributes foods such as sandwiches, salads, relishes, hot entrees, grill items, and other foods; prepares coffees and other specialty beverages.

• Packages foods following predetermined portion control standards.

• Assists in maintaining assigned food service facilities in a safe, clean and sanitary condition.

• Assists in maintaining inventory control and operational records; recommends purchases to maintain supplies.

• Performs cashiering and other clerical functions; balances cash receipts and prepares money for deposit.

• Washes and stores pots, pans, utensils, containers and trays.

• Disassembles, sanitizes and reassembles food preparation equipment.

• Records food temperatures to ensure quality control.

• Determines when food quality has been compromised; disposes of unsafe or unwholesome food; determines whether food returned to the school can be retained.

• Determines and implements the appropriate method for storing food items to retain maximum freshness and shelf life.

• Assists with large scale food production and catering activities; participates in quantity food production and preparation; assists with delivery, set up and take down activities.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.


Licenses and Certificates     

• Depending upon assignment, a valid license to drive in California may be required.

• Must obtain a valid ServSafe certificate from the National Restaurant Association within three months of hire.


Physical and Mental Standards

• Mobility: ability to walk or stand for extended periods.

• Dexterity: manual dexterity to operate food service related equipment, and handle and work with various materials and objects.

• Lifting: frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 25 pounds; occasional lift items up to 50 pounds.

• Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read labels, documents, and computer screens and do food service work; ability to adjust focus frequently.

• Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.

• Emotional/Psychological Factors: frequent contact with others including substantial public contact.

Additional Applicant Information     


Applications are accepted online only at:

Select Job Openings, Select Search Jobs, Select Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.


The District may hire more than one applicant with this applicant pool. Classified: This is a classified bargaining unit position. The District’s agreement with Chapter 420 of the California School Employees Association (CSEA) requires new classified employees, as a contractual obligation to CSEA, to — (A) become a dues paying member of CSEA, or — (B) pay a services fee to CSEA or — © if eligible as a conscientious objector, make a contribution to a charitable organization selected from among four listed in the classified agreement.


Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee which will select candidates to be interviewed. After interviews, a recommendation will be forwarded to the President, Chancellor, and Board of Trustees.


The screening committee will evaluate all applications. Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by letter or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.

Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

NOTE: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.


YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.