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Kitchen Hand

Kitchen Hand

  • 619514
  • North Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2060
  • Part Time

ESS Defence has the privilege of serving millions of meals to our Defence personnel. Whether it’s out in the field or in dining halls, we provide everything from snacks, to buffet style meals to first class dining experiences for functions. The support we provide is vital in ensuring our personnel thrive during their service. We deliver high quality food coupled with a fantastic customer service experience.

Thanks to the growth of our Defence business in Australia, we are currently recruiting for a Part Time Kitchen Hand to join our team based at HMAS Penguin.

You will be an experienced Kitchen Hand and will take great pride in providing an excellent customer service experience. You will be required to work across 3 different sites including South Bandiana, North Bandiana and Latchford Barracks so a driver’s licence and reliable transport is a must.

Your can-do attitude, safety focus and passion for quality and great service will be rewarded with excellent benefits and conditions. A variety of work locations and rosters are just the beginning. Talented and motivated team members can expect their careers to flourish with ESS, one of the world's most recognised Defence support services brands.

The Position

  • Kitchen hand duties
  • Maintain clean kitchen areas including washing up and general cleaning
  • Basic food preparation and safety (making sandwiches and salads)
  • Provision of excellent customer service 
  • Follow sage food handling procedures
  • Flexible Roster

The Person 

  • Drivers Licence and own transport
  • Previous Kitchen hand experience is desirable
  • Experience in a fast-paced hospitality environment 
  • Great presentation and customer service skills  
  • Willingness to be part of an enthusiastic and motivated team 
  • Willingness to jump into any task required, cleaning, food preparation and customer service
  • Strong awareness of Hygiene & Food Safety Standards


  • Parking on site
  • Uniforms supplied.
  • Meals when on duty

If you are looking for a challenging role and want to join a team that shares your commitment to quality, safety, teamwork and "can-do safely". Click apply now.

 As you will understand, Defence and some other establishment ESS services are highly secure facilities.  Due to Defence security clearance requirements, all applicants will be subject to an Australian Police check and Security Vetting.


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