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Work at Goodwill Great Lakes!


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Goodwill Great Lakes has immediate openings full-time and part-time Cooks, Food Service Workers, and Assistant Food Service Managers at Naval Station Great Lakes in Great Lakes, Illinois. Cooks and Food Services Workers will prepare meals on designated meal schedules for Navy Recruits, Sailors, and staff at the Naval Station. Assistant Food Service Managers are responsible for providing work direction and guidance to between 20 to 100 employees who prepare meals on designated meal schedules.

We are interviewing and hiring applicants "on the spot" weekly. To reserve your interview time, please complete the form below. A representative from Goodwill Great Lakes will contact you to schedule an interview time.

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What You'll Be Doing on the Job

Food Service Workers

As a Food Service Worker, you will be responsible for serving meals for Navy recruits, sailors, students and staff according to designated meal schedules. Food Service Workers are also responsible for various responsibilities which include, but aren’t limited to, scullery work (automated dishwasher), ID checker, transporting food from kitchen to serving line, salad bar attendant.


As a Cook, you will be responsible for preparing meals using designated meal schedules in accordance with prescribed recipes and product specifications. You will ensure food is presented in an appealing and timely manner, assist in food cost and control by progressively cooking, batch cooking, monitoring temperatures, and practicing excellent food service and sanitation practices in accordance with the HAACP guidelines.

Reasons to Work at Goodwill

We are committed to giving our employees what they need to be successful, that’s why at Goodwill we offer:

Work-Life Balance:

  • Full-time /Part-Time available
  • Set shifts with no late-night hours
  • 5-Day per week schedules available

Competitive Wages, Incentives, and Benefits:

  • Competitive pay:  Cook ($13.88/hour);  Food Service Worker ($12.73/hour)
  • Paid health insurance for full-time and part-time employees, no premium insurance expense to employees
  • Paid vacation days after one year of service
  • Paid sick time and paid holidays
  • Training & advancement opportunities
  • Goodwill Store Discount

Dynamic, Diverse and Exciting Culture:

  • We’ve got an energetic, diverse team doing fast paced, challenging and rewarding work together to support the mission- Transforming lives through the power of work!