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Date Posted:  May 3, 2022
Requisition ID:  337740

West Lafayette, IN, US, 47906

Work for Indiana 

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day. 


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population.  As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana Veterans' Home:
The Indiana Veterans' Home is located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Originally created to care for veterans of the Civil War, the Indiana Veterans’ Home welcomed its first resident in 1896. Located on 250+ acres in West Lafayette, IVH is a full-service care facility offering a complete array of services for residents. 


The mission of the Indiana Veterans' Home is to honor Indiana's veterans and their spouses by providing the highest level of care in a therapeutic home-like environment, enhancing health and yielding optimal quality of life. To do this and meet the unique needs of these heroes and their families, we deliver compassionate and comprehensive skilled care while integrating arts and cultural programming and preserving the rich history of the Home.


The salary for this position starts at $29,640.00 per year.

About the Job:

As the Cook, you will be responsible for preparing a variety of foods.  You must have working knowledge of modern large-scale food preparation, calculating ingredients, and measurements. Knowledge of health safety and sanitation.  We are looking for someone for 1st shift, 5:00 am - 1:00 pm.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Prepare a variety of foods such as meats, soups, vegetables, breads, salads, desserts and casseroles.
  • Calculate quantities of ingredients to yield desired quantity and quality of food.
  • Prepare special diet foods following dietitian’s menu orders based on doctor’s orders.
  • Perform a variety of clean-up and sanitation duties such as washing walls, mopping floors, washing pots and pans and cleaning ovens, grills, carts, appliances and tables.
  • Store and retrieve food from freezers and refrigerators and maintains inventory of foods;
  • Requisition and receive supplies periodically.
  • Check freezer and refrigerator temperatures to determine that food is stored at proper temperatures.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. 

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Working knowledge of, and ability to apply, modern principles and practices of large-scale food preparation.
  • Working knowledge of the use of large-scale food production equipment and how to calculate ingredients to yield desired quantity.
  • Working knowledge of weights and measures and how quantities affect cooking time and quality of the product prepared.
  • Working knowledge of health, safety and sanitary principles and practices in institutional kitchens.
  • Ability to read and accurately follow recipes and special diet menus.
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

  • The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:
  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Lafayette