Lab Assistant

Job description

Posting Number:


Position Title:

Lab Assistant




Academic Affairs



FLSA Classification:


Union/Non Union:

Non Union

Full Time / Part Time? :

Part Time

Salary Range - Minimum:

$12.00 per hour

Hours per week:

up to 28 hrs

Temporary? :


Posting Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

•Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment background check

•Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College

•Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

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Joliet Junior College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please email [email protected] or call (815) 280-6725.

Advertising Summary:

Founded in 1901 as the nation’s first public community college, JJC’s dedication to student learning, community prosperity, and personal growth has influenced generations of students and community partners. Our six campuses and extension centers ensure accessibility and empower 30,000 students annually to improve their lives through the power of education.

Our commitment to our mission drives the change and innovation necessary to meet the evolving needs of our students, employees, and community. Our continued success is drawn from talented, diverse, and committed employees whose knowledge and passion for education create a thriving culture both in and out of the classroom.

JJC supports an inclusive and collaborative environment where everyone can learn, grow, and perform at their best. We invite you to apply your skills and experience in a way that supports excellence and rewards your contributions. Join our family and make JJC your first choice!

The college supports this commitment by providing full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees including:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (employee & family)

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

Flexible Spending Account

403(b) and 457(b) option for pre-tax retirement savings
Joliet Junior College Tuition Assistance (employee & family)
Long Term Disability

Life Insurance & a comprehensive leave plan including:

  • Federal holidays

  • Vacation

  • Personal

  • Sick

Link to Human Resources website:

Job Details:

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.

Position Summary :

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:


Physical Demands:

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.

Working Conditions:

1.Culinary lab environment

Compliance Announcement:


Joliet Junior College is committed to assisting members of the JJC community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual CLERY security compliance document along with the Fire Safety Report (FSR) and the Missing Person Policy (MPP) for students residing in “on campus” student housing is available at the JJC Police Department website :

If you would like to receive the ASR, FSR or MPP in booklet form, you may stop by the Campus Police Department located on Main Campus in G 1013 or call Campus Police at 815-280-2234. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention and reporting, police law enforcement authority, disciplinary procedures and other related security policies. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous years for all JJC campuses, property owned and controlled by JJC District 525 and on public property immediately adjacent to JJC campuses.

This information is required by law and is made available by the Joliet Junior College Police Department.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/9/2020
Application Due: 8/4/2021
Work Type: Part Time