Second Cook (KIT-007)

  • Anywhere

Department: Kitchen
Location: Brucejack Mine Site
Date: January 2016


This position is located at Pretium Exploration Inc.’s “Pretivm” Brucejack site within the Catering Department. The position’s primary report is to the Chef and to the First Cook supervisors.


The Second Cook will be responsible for producing and serving the dinner menu as directed by the First Cook and Chef, to high standards of quality and Food Safety. The Second Cook follows the production plan and recipes provided, as well as preparing for future needs as directed while maintaining the required standards and cleanliness, and adhering to the methods and processes outlined.


  • Perform following duties, with safety being the number one priority
  • Ensure that Food Safety policies and SOP are followed
  • Conduct all work in a manner that is safe, and in accordance with Pretivm policies
  • Ensure that all WHMIS guidelines are followed, be familiar with MSDS materials for all products used, and use appropriate PPE for all tasks
  • Produce the dinner menu as directed by the First Cook and Chef, to high standards of quality and Food Safety following the recipes and production plan provided
  • Prepare and organize as directed for future needs
  • Maintain and operate the hot service line as scheduled, follow all Food Safe procedures and complete required logs and checklists
  • Process and store leftover food in accordance with Food Safe guidelines and Pretivm policy
  • Assist and demonstrate a positive example to Third Cooks
  • Complete kitchen cleaning routines and nightly service line and equipment shut down
  • Assist with receiving and storing grocery orders as needed.
  • Monitor inventory in area of responsibility and report stock that is low, poor quality or out
  • Attend daily safety meetings, fill out a Surface Safety Card, and participate in reporting any issues or concerns to supervisors
  • Contribute to the efficiency, safety, high morale, and smooth operation of the Catering & Accommodations team. We are all expected to pitch in wherever needed
  • Make sure that all equipment and tools are well – maintained and in good working order
  • Report any damage or needed repairs
  • Perform other related duties as required


  • Grade twelve or GED


Position requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Foodsafe I
  • Kitchen experience, camp experience, and culinary education or a suitable combination thereof


  • Work at remote location (camp) on a 14 days on/14 days off rotation
  • Able to pass a pre-employment medical screening
  • Must be able to lift/move up to 50lbs throughout a work shift
  • Be able maintain high levels of performance over 12 hour shifts
  • Able to work in areas of extreme weather conditions
  • Able to work in close quarters with the team
  • Pretivm promotes a drug and alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing

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