Cooks Helper
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
5d ago

Job Description

The Cooks Helper, reporting to the Food Services Manager, is a key member of the contract team at a historical remote location in the Canadian Arctic.

In this role, you will assist in the overall kitchen operations and maintenance as well as cleaning and sanitizing of designated kitchen areas, tools, equipment, pots, and dishes.

An 8 weeks on, 8 weeks off rotational schedule with flights to and from the worksite in Nunavut leaving from Trenton, Ontario.

A unique opportunity to contribute to the operation of an entire community supporting members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

This position requires Government of Canada security clearance at the Reliability Status level.

Key Responsibilities Include :

  • Prepare and assist in preparing a variety of delicious and healthy meals including meats, seafood, soups, poultry, vegetables and other food items.
  • Prepare and set up cafeteria style self-service style, 7 days a week, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Ensure consistency in food delivery including cooking, handling, storing and labeling products in accordance with FOODSAFE standards.
  • Maintain the cleanliness and sanitation of dining room and kitchen areas.
  • Perform other duties in final food presentation including plating and garnishing.
  • Operate all kinds of commercial and non-commercial kitchen equipment such as stoves, ovens, steamers, grills, broilers and other equipment.
  • Qualifications

  • A minimum five (5) years' cooking experience.
  • Minimum FoodSafe Level I. SafeCheck advanced food safety certification or HACCP certification is an asset
  • Practical and theoretical background in all areas of the kitchen ie : Hot Kitchens, Cold Kitchens, Pastry / Bakery, Butchery and Banquets.
  • Ability to obtain Government of Canada security clearance at the Reliability Status level (requires a 5 year background check and Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency).
  • Ability to obtain fit-for-duty medical assessment from a physician.
  • Experience working in remote locations is an asset.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess strong ability to develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships, with the flexibility and ability to work independently with minimum supervision and within a team environment.
  • Inuit cultural awareness and respect.
  • Additional Information

  • An opportunity for work life balance. 8 weeks on and 8 weeks off allows you to use your time to do what you enjoy.
  • Continuous wage payment throughout your time off.
  • Competitive wages, benefits and an RSP matching program.
  • Retention Bonus of up to 10% of wages earned paid on the completion of a 2 year contract.
  • Paid travel time.
  • Unique experience in the northernmost continuously inhabited place in the world.
  • Training and development opportunities to help grow and diversify your career.
  • Transfer opportunities to other Dexterra sites across Canada.
  • Dexterra Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans’ status, Indigenous status, or any other legally protected factors.

    Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.

  • Please note this job is based in Alert, Nunavut, Canada.
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