Production Associate - Cold Foods

United Airlines
Jun 19, 2017
Jun 24, 2017
Job Type
Full Time

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Food Services

The Food Services department develops, creates and provides the great dining experiences on board our aircraft.

Please note that this position will be hired under the Chelsea Food Services divisional work rules.

Job overview and responsibilities

Production co-workers may pack food and beverages, unpack/wash airline equipment, push/pull equipment to designated areas and read specifications to determine amount and kind of product to be packed in the applicable airline equipment. Open position(s) may include any one of the following departments.


Equipment and Sanitation (E & S)

* Separate trash from inbound equipment (i.e. ovens, carriers, carts, glasses, silverware, linens)
* Place dirty equipment in appropriate machine and/or containers provided for the specified equipment
* Place trash in appropriate container (domestic and/or international)
* Sort product that has been approved for recycling
* Remove clean equipment from appropriate dish machine and/or sterilizer. Place the clean equipment on the appropriate cart/racking and store in assigned location


* Prepare and pack equipment with the required product that is specified for a specific flight following menus and portion specifications including special meals and service items
* Operate a silverware bagging machine
* Store and organize equipment according to customer specification and move the equipment to a final staging area


* Maintain beverage inventory in specified work area
* Follow diagram specifications for accurate packing of required product and equipment to be placed on a specific flight
* Transport completed carriers and/or beverage carts to area


* Operate various machines to include but not limited to meat slicer and fruit slicer
* Prepare food items, sanitize and prepare fruit by specification
* Maintain integrity of food product by dating/rotating, maintaining temperature and documenting appropriate information on HACCP log as well as product labeling
* Pack food in appropriate equipment by menu specification


* Support the unit in the Lean Process initiatives
* Examine equipment for completeness and appearance of the product prior to storing in refrigerated or assigned area


* Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
* Basic math skills
* Attention to detail
* Understand weights and measures (scales)
* Continuous standing, walking, bending, frequent repetitive motion and reaching and handling
* Must be able to push and pull, lift and carry heavy equipment or food
* Ability to work in continuous and extreme temperatures
* Must clear a fingerprint-based criminal history check
* Minimum of 18 years of age
* Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
* Shift to cover 24-hour operation required
* Ability to work rotating shifts, including weekends, holidays and overtime as needed
* Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications
* Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


* High school diploma/General Education Development (GED) or education equivalent

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