Commissary Technician – Zoo

  • Full Time
  • Waco, TX
  • This position has been filled

Website City of Waco

Commissary Technician – Zoo

 

City of Waco

 

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

 

Job Number: 2022-01266

 

Location: Waco, TX

 

Department: Zoo

 

Job Type: Full Time

 

Primary Duties

 

Minimum Starting Salary $15.00 depending on qualifications

 

The Commissary Technician performs the essential duties of the zoo’s commissary, including food preparation and storage. This position also assists in other zoo operations, contributes to positive guest experiences, and performs other duties as assigned.

 

Essential Functions

 

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

• Prepares animal diets in accordance with the appropriate species-specific Diet Sheets.

• Orders animal food and related supplies, maintaining an adequate animal food inventory.

• Properly rotates animal food stocks to ensure that older items are used first.

• Routinely inspects expiration dates of food items and supplies to ensure that they are used prior to expiration or discarded after expiration.

• Ensures that animal food is being stored properly to maximize freshness and to minimize contamination, pests, and spoilage.

• Maintains the kitchen and all food storage areas, including walk-in freezers and refrigerators, in a clean, organized fashion consistent with industry, USDA, and AZA standards, ensuring that the zoo commissary is kept up to inspection standards at all times.

• Maintains all food preparation and storage facilities and equipment.

• Ensures that animal food is of an appropriate quality through inspection at arrival and at the time of preparation, as well as through submission of diet samples to appropriate labs for nutritional analysis.

• Follows USDA food safety and preparation guidelines.

• Communicates with the Animal Care Supervisors, Veterinarian, and Curators, to address diet-related issues.

• Actively contributes to positive guest experiences.

• Performs other duties as required or assigned

• Driving is essential.

 

Qualifications

 

REQUIRED:

 

• High school diploma or GED

• One year food handling experience.

• Valid Texas Driver’s License

• Valid food handler certificate

 

Physical Demands

 

Heavy Work:

 

• Exerting in excess of 75 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

 

Required to physically work with wild animals.

 

EEO Statement

 

The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

 

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The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

 

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