Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
  • 31-Dec-2020 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Food Services - FOH
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Seasonal

POSITION: Dining Attendant, Lead (2021/2022)

SEASON: Austral Summer and/or Winter

LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica

SECTOR/DEPT: Gana-A'Yoo Services Corporation (GSC) Antarctica

REPORTS TO: Steward Coordinator

Currently seeking a Dining Attendant, Lead - Responsible for supervising and working alongside Stewards to provide customer service and perform duties that support efforts to produce and serve high quality food.


Displays a commitment to providing exceptional customer service, as outlined by the Food Service Supervisor and/or Steward Coordinator.

Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.

Responsible for safety reporting for all employees. This includes soreness, injuries, and near misses.

Responsible for all aspects of safety and sanitation in the dining and service areas, including proper instruction and monitoring of equipment usage and safety procedures, timely cleaning of all equipment and proper organization of dry storage and refrigerated areas in the service area.

Communicates and coordinates with other Dining Attendant, Leads for daily tasking.

Assigns and communicates daily tasking to Stewards. Monitors adherence to daily and weekly cleaning schedules.

Agrees with and adheres to the Standard Operating Procedures and tasking responsibilities of the food services department. Adjusts SOP documents and/or creates new documents as needed.

Conducts shift meetings, formally or informally, to disseminate information and obtain feedback from stewards.

Oversees stocking/replenishing of all ancillary food items and non-food items, as detailed by tasking sheet, during and between meal hours; monitor quantities of items used and adjust stock levels according to usage.

Responsible for proper labeling and dating of food, prepared beverages and frozen dessert mixes. Responsible for appropriate storage of leftovers after meal service.

Responsible for preparing and chilling sufficient beverages and frozen dessert mix to support usage by the community.

Responsible for discarding all food waste and non-food waste in a timely manner, and in accordance with approved waste management guidelines.

Coordinates with Bakers for proper selection and presentation of baked items.

Prepares weekly food and beverage order and delivers order to Administrative Coordinator, Sr.

Confers regularly with Sous Chefs, Food Service Supervisor, or Culinary Manager for information regarding service and sanitation issues.

Coordinates with Sous Chefs to ensure timely transfer and scraping of dirty pots to pot-washing area.

Ensures proper initial and ongoing training of subordinate employees in all tasking areas and monitors their compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, as well as standards of health, sanitation, and safety.

Ensures smooth flow of service during meal periods, including anticipating unforeseen events in dynamic, atypical work environment.

Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, using staff resources if necessary. Provides such support whether metrics can be directly or indirectly, affected by this position's activities.

Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety, and Quality Assurance, requirements and goals. Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.

Ensures that all subordinate employees are trained and understand ASC Environmental Health & Safety, and Quality Assurance, requirements and goals. Maintains documentation as necessary to meet these requirements.

Works alongside stewards in daily tasking, including cleaning dishes/pots/pans; cleaning service, dining, and work areas; stocking of ancillary food and non-food items; deep cleaning of work/service areas and machines; and other tasking as required.

Conducts daily shift meetings to disseminate information and obtain feedback from Stewards.

Conducts evaluations of employees at the end of the season, or as required by Steward Coordinator.

Displays strong leadership, communication and organizational skills in a supervisory capacity.

Is self-motivated and has the ability to motivate others in physically challenging and atypical work environments.

Able to develop a cohesive team unit from a diverse population.

Able to maintain flexibility and a positive attitude in a dynamic, fast-paced work setting

Able to stand for up to 9 hours a day.

Able to lift the safety regulation maximum from the floor to a table or cart in a safe manner.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move around the facility 75% or more of the time. The employee is occasionally required to remain in a stationary position for at least 50% of the time. The employee frequently is required to maneuver self to be able to reach product and/or materials needed for task. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is on occasion required to determine quality of flavor, appearance, and texture of product. The employee must be able to perceive oral and written instructions in the form of text, writing, graphs, charts, and/or video, and other forms of communication. Must have capacity for exposure to long hours, days, and weeks away from home.

Performs other duties as required.

EDUCATION: High school education or GED.

CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Current ServSafe Food Handler certificate must be obtained prior to deployment to Antarctica. Valid driver's license required.

EXPERIENCE: One year supervisory experience in the food service industry required. Previous experience with Food Services in Antarctica may be accepted in lieu of minimum experience.

OTHER: US citizenship or permanent residency required.

Gana-A'Yoo, Limited (GYL), an Alaska Native Corporation, offers services with ongoing contracts in many facility types, such as, military training facilities, emergency management centers and temporary field sites. GYL in partnership with ESS Support Services, a Division of Compass Group, will provide operational management support. ESS Support Services is the market leader in providing remote camp and catering services to clients, wherever their location, no matter how extreme the environment may be. Services extend across North America and include such diverse facilities as drilling, mining, construction, pipeline and logging camps, offshore, governmental agencies and others. Payroll and benefits are supported by Compass Group.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status. EEO is the Law poster.

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