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Head Cook

Company Name:
West Liberty Foods
Summary Under direction of FP supervisor and Department lead, and with the assistance of other team members, the Head Cook assists with the successful operation of the cook room.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Complete paperwork for shift and check HACCP paperwork
Ensure Horse Operators are completing Pre-Ops
Check all thermometers daily and replace if needed
Make sure controllers a functioning properly
Know how to check all velocity, core probes and dry/wet bulbs
Know all sanitation rules and ensure that sanitation is performed. Should be able to identify opportunities for cleaning.
Must be present on the floor at all times ensuring the crew if efficiently completing schedules.
Handle any USDA/QA concerns with a corrective action that is in the best interest of Food Safety.
Maintain good relationship with fellow team members, departments and USDA
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Skills
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.
Mathematical Skills
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10''s and 100''s. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Should be able to identify potential problems and take corrective action.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must become horse certified.
Must pass oven test
Other Skills and Abilities
Must be able to work flexible hours according to production demands including necessary overtime.
Must be able to speak, read and write English
Must be able to use a computer
Must have a positive attitude and be able to work as a team
Should be able to perform duties of job under minimal supervision
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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