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Homestead at Hamilton Utility Associate (Kitchen Services Associate) in Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Homestead at Hamilton , a Solvere Living managed community, is currently searching for a Kitchen Services Associate (Utility Associate) to perform a variety of food service functions in maintaining clean and sanitary conditions of community food services, facilities, and equipment. Our retirement living community, located in Hamilton, New Jersey , is warm and welcoming. Our approach to creating an optimal quality of life combines life enrichment activities, person-centered care and the joys of feeling connected to the people around us. We are proud of our caring, attentive team members who care for the people that call our community home. If you desire to be part of an amazing team that puts high emphasis on providing excellent resident care and satisfaction, please apply today! We are a certified Great Place to Work for three years in a row! Solvere Living proudly offers: * Medical, Dental and Vision benefits * Company-paid Life Insurance * Voluntary Short-Term and Long-Term Disability * Accident and Hospital Indemnity * Group Purchasing and Employee Assistance program * Paid Time off and Holidays * 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan Job Summary: The Community Kitchen Service Associate reports to the Community Cook and to the Community Chef and performs a variety of food service functions in maintaining clean and sanitary conditions of Community food services, facilities, and equipment. He/she is responsible for the removal of all garbage; leaving machinery empty, clean, and dry; and keeping floors clean after each meal. Kitchen Service Associate Procedure: Essential Functions: * Follows the posted work schedule and arrives on time and in appropriate work attire. * Is responsible for the proper washing of china, flatware, glassware, and other kitchen equipment including machine rinse pressure and water temperature. * Is responsible for maintaining the kitchen and other assigned area in a sanitary condition. * Establishes and maintains constructive working relationships with other kitchen personnel and Residents. * Must be familiar with food-handling procedures and regulations. * Must know how to operate kitchen appliances such as the garbage disposal, microwave, coffee maker, and ice machine. * May be required to help with food preparation, inventory, and maintenance as well as food deliveries and stocking shelves. Compliance and Safety: * Follows all emergency procedures. * Understands all safety practices and procedures. * Reports on-the-job injuries to the Community Cook and/or Community Chef before the end of the work shift on the day the injury occurs. Communication: * Communicates effectively with Community Chef and other staff. * Advises Community Chef of any changes in physical or mental health of a Resident immediately. * Maintains an acceptable attendance record, notifies Community Chef if he/she expects to be late or unable to work in accordance with personnel policies, and follows work schedule. Education/Experience/Licensure/Certification: * Some kitchen experience is desirable. * Basic knife skills required. * Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language Physical Requirements: * Physically able to bend and reach. * Able to lift 50 pounds. * Able to stand and walk short distances most of the day. * Able to work in a hot/humid environment for extended periods of time. * May be exposed to sudden temperature changes when entering freezer and/orrefrigerator. * May be subject to burns from hot foods or falls on slippery floors if caution is not usedwhen working. Miscellaneous: * May be required to work weekends and holidays as assigned. * May be required to work on shifts other than the one for which hired. * May be required to work extended hours (up to 16 hours per day). * May be subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., includingHIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis B and C viruses. * Could be subject to hostile and emotionally upset Residents due to mental status. * Must be in good physical and emotional health and free of communicable diseases. * Background, criminal, and drug tests may be required. * May be asked to submit to random drug test during employment. * May have their picture taken and image used in social media or community advertising. * May be video recorded from devices installed by families in residents’ apartments.