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NANA Regional Corporation Remote Chef - Alpine in North Slope/Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

Req ID: CAM00585



The Remote Chef is to manage assigned kitchen staff by ensuring a positive and safe working environment, as well as ensuring all assigned staff receive the appropriate training, guidance, and leadership in order to effectively perform their jobs and deliver quality services. All duties are to be performed in accordance with NMS’ mission, vision, and values as well as departmental policies, practices, and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Selects and develops recipes based on type of food to be prepared and applying personal knowledge and experience in food preparation.

  • Cooks or otherwise prepares food according to recipe.

  • Prepares, cooks, and serves meats, sauces, vegetables, soups, and other foods.

  • Carves meats.

  • Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation, and organization of assigned work areas

  • Maintains excellent client and employee communications and relations to continuously improve the quality of provided services, resolve problems, & facilitate the acceptance & implementation of services.

  • Adhere to NMS safety policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Maintains liaison with safety personnel on various NMS safety policies, practices and procedures to assure information exchange, mutual assistance, and an enhanced positive safety culture.

  • Instructs, provides guidance, and training to assigned staff regarding NMS safety policies, practices and procedures, utilizing proactive methods.

  • Enforces penalties for infractions of NMS safety policies, practices and procedures.

  • Actively participates in behavior and commitment based safety program and supports NMS safety goals by planning, implementing, and coordinating policies, practices and procedures to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries, illnesses, deaths, and property damage.

  • Coordinates safety activities of assigned staff and conducts multiple safety meetings to ensure daily operations are in compliance with company and client safety requirements.

  • Disseminates information to assigned staff, other housekeeping and departmental locations regarding workplace hazards and or other safety information.

  • Monitors, records, and provides documentation on safety related issues in the workplace.

  • Identifies, appraises, resolves, and / or appropriately reports conditions which could produce injuries, illnesses, and property damage.

  • May assist in investigation of accidents or incidents.

  • In a safe, effective and cost efficient manner delegates authority and assigns responsibilities for up to 30 on-site assigned staff, either directly or through subordinate supervisory personnel, engaged in preparing and cooking foods in a remote camp environment.

  • Notify supervisor if safety and sanitation standards are not being met.

  • This position is responsible for the supervision of staff.

  • Other duties that are pertinent to the department or unit’s success also may be assigned.


Minimum Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent, supplemented by formal training, or additional equivalent experience.

  • Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts or recognized formal certified training program from a National Association.Candidates without such education need an additional three years (3) years of demonstrated leadership experience in a commercial or remote camp kitchen setting.

  • At least five (5) years of directly related restaurant cooking experience which demonstrates a working knowledge of high-volume food production, food service production, food service positions, equipment, and supervisory techniques in this field.

  • A valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record for the past three (3) years to be eligible under NMS’ vehicle insurance policy.

  • Candidates must have the ability to instruct and train others as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks occurring at the same time.

  • Must have or obtain an Alaska Food Workers Card and/or ServSafe Certification upon hire.

  • Must pass all pre-employment contract requirements which may include but are not limited to: drug test, physical and fit for duty assessment and hearing test. Applicants not located near a testing facility are responsible for paying for travel to the nearest testing facility.

  • Must be able to cooperate and work as part of a team with fellow employees, customers and clients.

  • Must be able to make decisions in the moment with little to no supervision.

  • Must be able to be on your feet for 12 hours per shift for the scheduled rotation.

  • Must be able to live in dormitory style settings and meet cleanliness requirements of the remote camp.

  • Contract requires employees to speak, understand, read and write English.

  • Must meet and adhere to all safety guidelines and regulations set forth by the company and client.


_ Candidates residing in Alaska & the Lower 48 for any contract _ : For the purposes of pre-employment testing, Anchorage will be considered the point of hire (with the exception of drug testing, which will be conducted near the candidate’s place of residence). Employee is responsible for any travel expenses and needed accommodations related to pre−employment tasks that need to be completed in Anchorage, AK. This includes, but is not limited to, any safety training requirements, required pre−employment testing and/or training such as physical, DOT physical/medical card, fit for duty, audiogram, and/or other testing required by contract/company (NSTC, APICC training, security licensing requirements, etc.).

_ Candidates residing in Alaska for Alyeska Contract: pre-employment testing will be scheduled near the candidate’s area of residence within the state. The only exception is when the candidate lives in a region without the necessary service providers to complete all requirements._

_ Flights to Remote Locations _ : All employees are responsible for all expenses related to reporting to point of hire (Anchorage, AK) for scheduled trips paid for by the company for remote locations.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Weather: Indoor/Outdoor. Frequently exposed to arctic conditions.

Noise level: Moderate to Loud

Description of environment: This is an industrial kitchen setting located in a remote camp.

Must constantly be able to stand, walk, climb, push, pull use hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch.

Travel: Must be able to travel by plane and/or bus to remote camps.

Physical requirements: Fit For Duty Test

  • Lift: Lift 50 lbs. from floor to knuckle x 2

  • Lift: Lift 50 lbs. from floor to waist x 2

  • Lift: Lift 50 lbs. from floor to shoulders x 2

  • Lift: Lift 30 lbs. from floor to crown x 2

  • Carry: Carry 20 lbs. with two hands for a minimum distance of 20 feet

  • Push: Push horizontally with a peak force of 50 f-lbs. with two hands.

  • Stoop & Twist: Perform alternate cross over toe touches x 5 each side, self-paced, continuous.

  • Squat Test: Functionally squat x 5, self-paced but continuous.

  • Kneel: Kneel on one knee and stand. Return to kneel on opposite knee. Repeat alternate kneeling sequence x 5 for each knee, self-paced but continuous.

  • Stairs: Climb up and down 10 steps x 4 for a total of 40 steps, self-paced but continuous

  • Stairs & Carry: Climb up and down 10 steps x 2 for a total of 20 steps while carrying 30 lbs. in one hand and using the other hand to grasp a railing for safety, self-paced.

  • Allow a 30 second rest period after climbing up and down 10 steps while carrying.


* NMS Core Values*

Safety guides our behavior.

Honesty and integrity govern our activities.

Commitments made will be fulfilled.

All individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

The environment will be protected and sustained.

Organization: Camp Services

Job: Food Preparation & Service

Primary Location: US-AK-North Slope/Prudhoe Bay

Shift: Rotating

NMS is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, veteran protected status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.