Fort McMurray is known for having exploitable oil fields and two of Canada’s largest sand oil mining companies based on the area. Fort McMurray is located 435 kilometers northeast of Edmonton and 60 kilometers west of the Saskatchewan border. The community is considered a multi-cultural, being home to residents that are originally from the different parts of Canada and the world. Fort McMurray is the largest community in the Wood Buffalo region. Within the vicinity are one airport, around sixteen (16) hotels and motels, and over a hundred and fifty restaurants. The number of restaurants in the community opens opportunities to individuals who are willing to take kitchen helper jobs.
Short description of kitchen helper jobs
The job of a kitchen helper consists of preparing the food, maintaining the kitchen equipment, and keeping the kitchen area clean and sanitary. These include sweeping and mopping floors, sanitizing utensils and kitchen equipment and work area, segregating and removing trash, steam cleaning trash bins, washing different kinds of kitchen equipment including the refrigerator, utensils, and pots. The kitchen helper also washes and peels vegetables, loads and unloads food supplies from delivery trucks, sorts bottles, and performs dishwashing tasks either manually or by using the dishwasher.
The working environment is fast paced and the work involves following of instructions from supervisor so it is desirable in an applicant to have the abilities to work quickly and follow instructions properly. The required educational attainment is not specific yet employers are looking for people who can communicate well in English. This work is often offered with full time positions and night shifts. The median salary for kitchen helper is from $8 to $13 on an hourly basis.