Kitchen Assistant - Thames
Waikato District Health Board
Hamilton, New Zealand
3h ago


Permanent, 48 hours per fortnight

Kitchen assistants work alongside cooks in preparation of patient and cafeteria meals, and meals on wheels in Thames. Approximately 160 meals are prepared on site each day.

Delivering meals to inpatient unit / emergency department and birthing unit along with providing tea / coffee services is undertaken by the kitchen assistant.

  • Applicants need : to have a good level of fitness as the position can be demanding standing for long periods of time in humid conditions, pushing trolleys of food, lifting trays from trolleys and walking to the departments;
  • an eye for detail is as important with menus coming through; to take pride in their work and; a high level of cleanliness as the position has many cleaning tasks included.

    Hourly rate commences at $19.70 per hour penal rates for weekend / public holiday work applies, along with training in food safety for all applicants.

    Rostered duties are 07 : 00 15 : 30, 9 : 00 17 : 30 or 16 : 45 19 : 45 hours.

    Eligibility of NZQA qualification paperwork after 6 months employment. Full orientation will be provided to the successful candidate.

  • A work permit / valid visa or eligibility to work in New Zealand
  • A relevant food safety qualification / certificate (desired)
  • Previous experience in the food and nutrition industry (desired)
  • Please apply directly online, and to review the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email.

    For any specific queries about the role, please contact Rex Valenzuela in the Recruitment Team on rex.valenzuela

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