Job Overview


The FMWRC mission is to create and maintain "FIRST CHOICE" MWR products and services for America's Army, essential to a ready, self-reliant force.  Yuma Proving Ground MWR is located at the Main Administrative Area of YPG, 20 miles north of the city of Yuma, AZ.

This recruitment will be used to fill various cook positions at different locations across Yuma Proving Ground; Coyote Lanes Bowling Alley, Cactus Cafe, and the Roc Garden Cafe.

NA-04 Grade Cooks perform a full range of simple cooking by preparing and cooking items that require little or no processing such as pancakes, sausage, eggs, hamburgers, pizza and fresh or canned vegetables.  NA-04 Cooks will also possess 3 months experience in a professional kitchen.

NA-06 Cooks perform more complex orders, using standardized recipes, prepare all types of meats, poultry, seafood, sauces and gravies. NA-06 Cooks will also possess 6 months experience in a professional kitchen.


Prepares food by peeling, chopping, grinding, paring, cutting, slicing, dicing, pureeing, dredging, flouring, or breading. Weighs, measures, and assembles ingredients for regular and modified menu items. Mixes ingredients according to precisely written recipes. Covers, dates, and stores leftovers according to established procedures.

Operates a variety of kitchen equipment using gas, electricity, steam or microwave heat sources. Disassembles, cleans and assembles component parts and accessories, following safety procedures to avoid personal injury and damage to the equipment. Uses and cleans a variety of cooking utensils to measure, weigh, and process food items. Cleans, stores, and maintains all equipment and work areas after each use. Cleans other work areas and equipment, such as worktables, floors, walk-in refrigerators, etc., on an established cleaning schedule. Follows established sanitation procedures when handling food.
Ensures that foods are stored at the correct temperatures to prevent bacteria growth. Performs other duties as assigned.

Work involves continual standing and walking, frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. Must be able to lift or move objects up to 40 pounds unassisted, and occasionally lift or move objects weighing over 40 pounds with the assistance of other workers or lifting devices.

Work is performed in kitchen areas, which are well lighted but are often hot and noisy. Employee is exposed to steam, fumes, odors from cooking, and to extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigerators or freezing units. Must stand on tile floor, subject to burns, cuts, and slipping on wet floors.

Travel Required

  • Not Required