Cook - Temporary



Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.


We are looking for passionate, experienced culinary individuals looking to join our culinary team! We have a number of food service outlets and formats serving our workforce. As a line cook, you are expected to provide quality service in all areas of food production for menu items and specials in the designated outlets in accordance with departmental and company standards along with management expectations.
  • Prepare food items, ensuring consistency and compliance with the restaurant's recipes, portioning, cooking, and waste control guidelines
  • Provide courteous and informative customer service in an "open kitchen" format, while ensuring that assigned station is stocked and clean
  • Follow restaurant guidelines concerning guest services, food and physical safety, maintenance, and equipment/space cleaning requirements at all times
  • Maintain organization, cleanliness and sanitation of work areas and equipment
This is a temporary position with SpaceX, for the length of time as stated, and is subject to change with minimal notice as business needs dictate.
  • LENGTH OF POSITION: 3 months (permanent hire conversion is possible based on performance and business need)
  • LOCATION: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of experience in kitchen preparation and cooking
  • High-volume cooking experience
  • Experience with daily changing menus
  • Current and valid SERV Safe or Food Handler's card or equivalent
  • Friendly customer service attitude
  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral
  • Ability to work one of the following shifts:
    • 1st shift: 6:00am - 2:30pm
    • 2nd shift: 2:00pm - 12:30am
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and lifting of objects are generally required to perform the functions of this position
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Ability to work in continuously-standing position for 5+ hours
  • Ability to work with hands continuously: chop, stir, scrape, scrub
  • Ability to work all shifts and available for overtime and weekends as needed
Pay range:
Cook/Level 1: $21.00/hour
Cook/Level 2: $23.00/hour
Cook/Level 3: $25.00/hour
Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.
Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for potential discretionary bonuses. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, and various other discounts and perks. You will also be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year.


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