How to write a Kitchenhand job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Kitchenhand job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Kitchenhand job titles

    Kitchenhand (2+ Years’ Experience)
    Kitchenhand (Part-Time)

Kitchenhand job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Kitchenhand job summary

We are in need of three kitchenhands to staff our morning, afternoon and swing shift. The ideal candidate believes in showing up on time for work, providing other employees with assistance in the kitchen as needed and following all sanitary and health-related protocols. We’re a busy and growing restaurant franchise and we are willing to consider advancement opportunities for the right candidate. If you’ve ever dreamed of working as a Kitchen Manager or Prep Hand, this position might provide you with a great start. We’re offering a consistent schedule and excellent pay for a dedicated employee.

Kitchenhand responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Kitchenhand responsibilities

    Operate the industrial dishwasher
    Wash glassware and other implements by hand when necessary
    Empty and clean all trash receptacles
    Clean iced tea, coffee and milkshake machines daily
    Rotate dishes to reduce wear and tear on resources
    Clean dish storage
    Follow sanitation policies at all times
    Provide assistance to prep hands and other kitchen staff as needed, especially during peak times
    Perform opening, closing and side work
    Clean up spills or broken glassware immediately
    Report any hygiene or maintenance issues to appropriate party

Kitchenhand qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Kitchenhand skills

    No experience required (we’re willing to train)
    School leaver’s certificate preferred
    Excellent critical thinking and time management skills
    Ability to operate industrial machinery and carry loads up to 10 kg
    Willingness to work in a hot, humid environment and on your feet for 8-hour shifts

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