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Test Kitchen Facilities Coordinator

America's Test Kitchen is seeking a full-time Test Kitchen Facilities Coordinator to join our Kitchen Operations Team. This role is responsible for coordinating and tracking the repair and maintenance of our test kitchen appliances, as well as managing equipment ordering and organization, in order to keep our 15,000 square foot test kitchen running efficiently.

The ideal candidate will be someone who has 1 to 2 years of food industry experience who is looking to develop a career in kitchen facilities. This individual will need to be dedicated, meticulously organized, intuitive to kitchen needs, and have solid communication skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate service calls
  • Schedule preventative maintenance appts. based upon our facilities schedule
  • Manage the scheduling of our kitchen spaces

  • Manage all facilities related docs pertaining to kitchen licensing procedures
  • Document all appliance repairs and maintenance
  • Create procedural documents

  • Place all kitchen equipment related orders
  • Order books for our internal cookbook library
  • Place all paper goods and facilities related orders
  • Manage our weekly chef coat and towel rental order

  • Oversee management of kitchen equipment inventory
  • Oversee kitchen equipment storage

  • Keep-record of all spending and turn in budget reports
  • Generate price comparison spreadsheets as needed

Maintaining Facilities Vendor Relations
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with a variety of vendors
  • Expand the list of wholesale kitchen equipment contacts and open new accounts

Special Events
  • Work with Test Kitchen Manager to plan and execute special event shipments
  • Coordinate special cleaning instructions of test kitchen areas per event needs
  • Pull and organize kitchen equipment needed for events

TV & Special Projects
  • Coordinate pre-TV deep cleanings, inspections, and inventories
  • Schedule functional and cosmetic checks of on-set appliances prior to filming our TV show
  • Determine equipment needs based on recipe prep lists
  • Oversee grilling areas and procedures

COVID Schedule Related Responsibilities
When not working from home this position will have the following essential duties and responsibilities in the office:

Receiving deliveries
  • Receive all food and supply related deliveries and bring them into the office
  • Check-in and put away all items

Curbside System
  • Assist with fulfilling orders for the curbside equipment pick-up and drop-off system

  • Take inventory of ingredient amounts

Closing Kitchens
  • Follow kitchen closing procedures to make sure the kitchens have been thoroughly inspected before leaving for the day

  • Knowledge of facilities, kitchen appliances, and kitchen equipment a plus
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Ability to accomplish projects independently or with minimal supervision
  • Ability to think creatively and recommend smart and cost-effective solutions
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team setting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of personnel
  • Possess a positive attitude
  • Possess good organizational skills with strong attention to detail

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Possess strong analytical and organizational skills
  • 1-2 years food industry experience preferred