Job Category
Auxiliary
Exemption Status/Test
Exempt
Reports To
Director of Student Nutrition
Date Revised
04/01/2022
Department
Director of Student Nutrition
Primary Purpose

Develop and oversee department strategic plan in the areas of SNS warehouse operations, facilities (to include 71 school kitchens), equipment purchases, repair, and maintenance to ensure operational excellence, cleanliness, and safety. 

Education Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Institutional Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Construction Design, Engineering, or a related field  with five (5) years of experience with three (3) supervisory experience OR
  • High School diploma or equivalent with ten (10) years of experience with five (5) supervisory experience
  • Clear and valid driver’s license
Special Knowledge/Skills
  • Knowledge of the software (MS Office) used to organize and analyze data
  • Ability to analyze productivity performance results and take appropriate actions
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the food service industry
  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment, layout, and design
  • Knowledge in the use of kitchen equipment, including maintenance and repair
  • Ability to function effectively with all levels of management throughout the district
  • Demonstrate outstanding coaching and mentoring skills in leading a large, diverse organization
  • Knowledge of governmental requirements of position and ability to ensure department personnel understands their roles in complying with government regulations
  • Ability to emphasize the importance of customer service to department personnel
  • Demonstrate organizational skills, proper communication, management skills, budgeting, and interpersonal skills to achieve the position’s goals
Experience
  • Minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in food service equipment maintenance, food service operations, or warehouse management or ten (10) in general maintenance and repair or a closely related field
  • Minimum of three (3) or five (5) years of direct supervisory experience
  • Some experience in warehouse operations and food delivery in an urban school setting and/or in a multicultural educational environment preferred
Major Responsibilities and Duties
  1. Oversee Warehouse Supervisor, and staff ensures safe and efficient storage and distribution of district food, supplies, and equipment.
  2. Oversee Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety program for SNS Warehouse to assure food handling process from the point of receipt to meal service. 
  3. Develop and execute a strategic plan for food service/production, equipment, and procurement that supports the overall food services strategic plan, mission, and vision.
  4. Consult, as needed, with school planners and architects on plans and specifications for new or renovated school cafeterias.
  5. Develop and execute long and short-range equipment replacement plan to include a preventative maintenance schedule, to include inventory, tagging, and tracking of all capital equipment and its history. 
  6. Coordinates and ensures salvage equipment is submitted according to district policy. 
  7. Prepare and administer annual SNS maintenance budget; analyze and review all financial data; monitor and authorize expenditures according to established guidelines.
  8. Act as a liaison between GISD Facilities & Maintenance department, school principals, and staff to address school kitchen/cafeteria needs.
  9. Oversee the automated and standardized collection of data related to equipment, vehicle, operations, facility procurement, and equipment performance. 
  10. Stay abreast of all rules and regulations regarding procurement in a federal program. 
  11. Develop bid specifications, recommend bid awards, and work closely with GISD Purchasing Buyer to ensure good vendor relationships and compliance with contract requirements.
  12. Serves as contact for the department recycling program.
  13. Maintains Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and coordinates with department contracted provider of cafeteria chemicals and training of users. 
  14. Maintains documentation on Health Inspection reports as required by federal guidelines.
  15. Routinely visit district cafeterias to evaluate the quality of food, equipment, and services.
  16. Foster an environment where open communication and feedback from principals and employees are encouraged and valued.
  17. Participate in a cross-functional team and incorporate the committee’s input into the planning, design, and promotion of new programs, i.e., Grab n Go Breakfast, In-Classroom Breakfast, Vending, Kiosks, etc.
  18. Participate in departmental Menu Focus groups and Menu Advisory groups and direct input from Specialists, Cafeteria Supervisors, and students.
  19. Is responsible for providing compliance documentation for the TDA Administrative Review as requested.
  20. Encourages and supports national and or state certification/credentialing for department staff to ensure an ongoing pool of highly trained and skilled employees.  
  21. Stay abreast of best practices, laws, regulations, policies, and emerging technologies related to school food service operations and communicate to appropriate department personnel.
  22. Supervise the activities of direct reports in accordance with the district’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  23. All Federally funded incumbents of this position must comply with time and effort reporting requirements through personnel activity reports or periodic certification.
  24. May serve as Administrator in Charge during the Director’s absence.
  25. Performs all other tasks and duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

SNS Maintenance Technicians, SNS Warehouse Supervisor, SNS Warehouse Driver/Stockers

Tools/Equipment Used

Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals; school bus operation; safety equipment; fire extinguisher, radio communication equipment.

Posture

Prolonged sitting, occasional bending/ stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting.

Motion

Frequent repetitive hand motions; frequent keyboarding and mouse use; occasional reaching.

Lifting

Occasional light lifting and carrying (30 pounds or less).

Environment

Work inside and outside with moderate exposure to extreme temperatures; work around vehicles

Mental Demands

Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress; occasional prolonged and irregular hours; must be available to take care for nights and weekends as needed.