Post Date:  Jul 9, 2024

Minneapolis, MN, US

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position.


Job Title: Candidate Pool - (SY 2024-2025), CWS Production Assistant  and Requisition ID number: 101569

Close Date:  No established closing date;  open until filled

Organizational Unit:  CWS, Production (10001110) 

Site:  Nutrition Center (0782) 

FTE 1.000 or 8 hrs/daily; 41 wks; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full-time

Union:  Food Service(27) 

Functional Area:  Food Service 


A resume and cover letter are mandatory to apply for any position.




**Please note that the Culinary & Wellness Services Dept. schedules its interviews.  The work schedule is 6 AM - 2:30 PM.  All positions will start August 12, 2024** 



Under general supervision, prepares, dispenses, and packages ready-to-eat fresh food; washes and sanitizes equipment as well as workspace areas.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. 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:


  • Assists with the production of ready-to-eat foods, including, but not limited to: vegetable washing and peeling, sous vide packaging, and portioning of ingredients.
  • Operates equipment such as scales, label makers, and pallet jacks, to support packaging of food.
  • Participates in set-up and tear-down of packaging equipment, including cleaning and sanitizing.  
  • Performs work within the scope of authority and training, and in compliance with MPS policies and quality standards; duties will vary according to job assignment.
  • Cleans and maintains orderly, safe, and sanitary conditions in culinary and wellness services facility.
  • Supports other areas of central production kitchen activity during heavy demand, including vended meal distribution.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment 
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records, and MPS information.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis
  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish the requirements of the position.


Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines

High School Diploma or GED equivalent; some food handling experience is preferred.


Knowledge of:

  • Safety and sanitation practices for food preparation, distribution, and storage.
  • Personal sanitation and hygiene regulations.
  • Principles of record keeping and records management.


Skill in:

  • Packaging food while following health code and safety guidelines.
  • Following verbal and written instructions and procedures.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and clients.




A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required.   



Work is performed in a commercial food service and kitchen work environment; moderate physical requirements, with risk of burns and cuts; frequent lifting, carrying, and moving up to 50-pound containers of food preparation materials and equipment; may require working in a walk-in freezer.  Eligibility for the position is based on passing the required pre-placement exam.


Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.  Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools' core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with, and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status or veteran status.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date]  | CWS, Production (10001110)  | Nutrition Center (0782)  | Food Service

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis