Millard Public Schools

Production Lead - Millard West High School Kitchen (8518)

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TitleProduction Lead - Millard West High School Kitchen
Posting ID8518

 Millard Public Schools is seeking a Lead for its busy Kitchen at West High School!



Bring your foodservice/culinary expertise to Millard Public Schools, renowned for providing outstanding education and a fantastic place to work!  If you are a natural leader who enjoys coordinating a large kitchen staff to produce high-quality results under strict timelines, apply now to join our team!  Our leads must be detail-oriented multi-taskers who thrive in a fast-paced environment, striving for excellence in a purpose-driven environment.  Must have steady, reliable attendance and expect the same of others. 


Enjoy a rewarding position, providing nourishment for kids and educators in a fun, dynamic environment!  Hours are 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM Monday - Friday.  


Position Summary


Assist the Production Manager in day-to-day operations within the kitchen to ensure a quality breakfast and lunch program for high school student body and faculty.

  • Serves as lead cook guiding and assisting in the training of less experienced cooks
  • Under minimal supervision independently performs advanced cooking duties in preparing food items to be served to students and staff.
  • Tastes products, reads menus, estimates food requirements, checks production, and keeps records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment.
  • Serves as working lead coordinating activities and training of staff members engaged in food operations, such as assisting with preparing production sheets and working with employees and recipes.
  • Assists in ensuring a safe working environment throughout the facility for all employees using HACCP, temperature (milk, freezer, refrigerator, line box) logs, and reports to Production Manager any service requests and work orders in a timely manner.
  • Cleans and sanitizes work areas and equipment and follows all Sodexo, Millard Public Schools and regulatory rules and procedures.
  • Assists with orders (Sysco, Dean Foods, Loffredo, Sara Lee) and inventory control
  • Checks menus and removes required frozen foods from freezer to refrigerator for thawing for all departments.
  • Ensures all pertinent information is on the all production reports and if not obtains the information prior to turning in to Production Manager.
  • Performs duties in the absence of the Production Manager.


Knowledge and Skills:


  • Applies advanced cooking skills. Adapts procedures, processes, tools, equipment and techniques to meet the more complex requirements of the position. Substantial working knowledge of food preparation. Requires complete knowledge of all kitchen equipment.
  • Applies knowledge of department policies and procedures, and utilizes a general understanding of other departments’ functions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate policies and/or procedures in a manner easily understood by staff members.




  • Education or Equivalent Experience:  High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience
  • Function Specific Experience:  Preferable, 4 or more years of related work experience (K-12) or have had experience in institutional cooking involved with the most complex requirements of the position




Supervision Received:

  • Works under general supervision. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish tasks and goals. Orients, trains, and checks the work of lower-level employees.


Supervision Provided:

  • Assists the Production Manager in the supervision and training of other kitchen staff.


Working Conditions: 

  • Work is performed in an area that is adequately lighted and ventilated.
  • Physical Demands: Specific physical characteristics and abilities are required to perform the work , such as dexterity, long periods of standing, bending, carrying or lifting supplies and equipment weighing 40 pounds or more

Special Requirements:


























Lifting   40   lb max





Carrying   10   feet






























Seeing/Depth Perception/Color





The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION, please complete our application from the MPS website. Highly qualified applicants providing at least two references (one supervisory reference) will receive priority consideration. All applicants will receive notifications by email, but only the most qualified will be called for interviews. Please check your email for status updates.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$14.85 - $14.85 / Per Hour

Applications Accepted

Start Date07/21/2021
End Date08/02/2021

Job Contact

NameAngela FreemanTitleHR Manager