If your personality is not the typical nine to five position, then OK’S Cascade Company has the unique and challenging employment opportunities you are looking for!

We set up under adverse conditions and in any climate, often working up to 16 hours per day. The bulk of our season runs from April to November, with sporadic work in early spring and late fall. In addition to tolerating a variety of weather conditions, you need to be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and be able to push or pull 50 pounds daily. Because we are a disaster response provider, employees need to have flexible schedules. You need to be able to be away from home for up to 45 days at a time and be able to leave for a job within hours of being contacted.

OK’S Cascade Company is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of diverse backgrounds. If this sounds like the job for you, download our application packet today!


Adobe_PDF_Logo

New Hire/Utility Laborer, Cook, Chef, Kitchen Supervisor, Shower Technician, Laundry Technician, Site Manager, CDL Driver, Maintenance Manager


Adobe_PDF_Logo

Accounting Clerk, Office Staff


 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does OK’S Cascade do?
We do large-scale catering for special events and emergency response situations in remote locations and under adverse conditions.

What will my wage be?
New employees start in the Utility/New Hire position and are then evaluated. Depending on your skills, you may then be moved to other positions.

How long will my employment last?
Some jobs have a planned duration and can last from a few days to as long as a week. However, many jobs are unpredictable and can last anywhere from 2 days to 45 days.

Can I leave the site during a job?
Due to the fact that we are an emergency response company, it’s in our best interest and yours if you remain available on-site, 24 hours a day. However, during jobs with long durations, R&R is usually arranged.

What will my duties be on-site?
You may be asked to take on additional responsibilities outside of the position you originally signed up for or were assigned to. You have the option to accept or decline these new responsibilities, however everyone’s job placement is based on the company’s evaluation of your qualifications and abilities.

Who pays for my travel?
OK’S Cascade will pay for your travel at the beginning and end of a job. If you leave early from a job site or at an unscheduled time, you are responsible for the cost.

How will I travel?
Travel arrangements depend on your proximity to the job site. However, in most cases you will fly.

Where will I stay?
There are usually mobile bunks available on-site. In some instances, or by personal preference, you may need to or prefer to stay in a tent.


Positions

New Hire / Utility Laborer

  • In this position you will perform a variety of assigned duties at Job Site/Mobilization to include: preparing and serving food in mobile or camp kitchens and facilities, dishwashing and other assigned cleaning tasks, assisting in camp set-up and tear down, and maintaining appropriate logs and journals.
  • No prior cooking experience is necessary, but you should have an understanding of proper food handling and sanitation. Plus, you should be familiar with care and use of kitchen utensils and equipment.
  • You need to be able to tolerate adverse working conditions including extreme temperatures. You will need to be able to carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds.

Cook

  • Prepares and cooks food according to daily meal plan in short order and a la carte fashion.
  • Prepares and cooks all food for breakfast, lunch and dinners including entrees, vegetables, soups, sauces, salads, and desserts.
  • Operates and oversees use of appliances including, but not limited to slicers, ovens, broilers, fryalator, dishwashing machinery, and other small kitchen appliances.
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and tolerate extreme temperatures and adverse working conditions.

Chef

  • Can perform all the functions of a Cook.
  • The chef is responsible for the day to day management of the assigned camp, including menu’s and supervising cooks to ensure the camp residents needs are met at all times while maintaining the Company’s standards. Chef’s primary responsibility is for the provision of excellent quality food and drinks. Must be able to react to changing meal counts from hundreds to thousands with little notice.
  • The hours are long and the job is physically and emotionally demanding and you need to be good at working as part of a team and be a team-builder. You must have extremely high work standards, be customer-focused, self motivated, take pride in your work at all times and be conscientious.
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and tolerate extreme temperatures and adverse working conditions.

Kitchen Supervisor

  • Coordinates, trains and oversees kitchen staff in meal preparation and presentation from kitchen to floor (including layout of buffets and cooking stations); with responsibility for maintaining quality and quantity control.
    Places orders for food from a variety of suppliers.
  • Budgeting and Reporting are also primary components of the position.
    Develops daily food preparation and production list of tasks to be performed by kitchen staff.
  • Maintains standards of sanitation, kitchen hygiene, and food service techniques and safety.
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and tolerate extreme temperatures and adverse working conditions.

Shower Technician

  • Supervises establishment of shower facility.
    Prepares facility layout.
  • Performs preventive maintenance of shower and equipment.
  • Estimates supply requirements, requests supplies, and supervises receipt, storage, issue of shower supplies and equipment.
  • Determines requirements and adequacy of shower activities and utilizes operational plan to meet requirements.
  • Consolidates production reports and schedules.
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and tolerate extreme temperatures and adverse working conditions.

Laundry Technician

  • Supervises establishment of laundry facility.
  • Receives bulk, individual, or organizational laundry and reviews laundry lists for accuracy of bundle count or contents of individual laundry bag.
  • Sorts and issues cleaned laundry and equipment.
  • Installs, inspects, operates, and maintains laundry trailer.
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and tolerate extreme temperatures and adverse working conditions.

Site Manager

  • Functions as a first line resource in the development and management of the Disaster Response site.
  • Participates in tactical deployment for the operation and integration of the Disaster Response Services.
  • Reports to the Director of Operations.
  • Coordinates all physical equipment, inventory and staffing needs with the Resource Center Director’s Office for Disaster Response Services.
  • Responsible for day-to-day decision making involving over all functions of the Disaster Response Site and management of site-specific personnel.
  • Manage various personnel actions including; but not limited to, hiring, orientation, performance appraisal, disciplinary actions, transfers, promotions, scheduled time off, staff development, certifications/competencies, standards of practice, safety of operations, and customer compliance.
  • Acts as a managerial resource for issues within the team, liaison for the facility, and the customer.
  • Advises others on issues pertaining to adherence of Disaster Response protocols and participation.
  • Collaboratively works with the Resource Center to ensure skills, maintenance and credentialing requirements of staff are met.
  • Budgeting and Reporting are also primary components of the position.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the disaster work.
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and tolerate extreme temperatures and adverse working conditions.

CDL Driver

  • Drivers must possess a CDL A driver’s license. Tanker, Passenger, Triples & Doubles and HazMat endorsements are a plus.
  • Must be able to pack, load, and deliver Disaster Response equipment.
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and tolerate extreme temperatures and adverse working conditions.

Maintenance Manager

  • In this position you will install, maintain, and repair machinery, equipment and physical structures at Job Sites/Mobilization.
  • Duties may include: driving equipment tractors or trucks, cleaning and defrosting refrigerator units, monitoring water tank, gray water, black water and other equipment, periodically inspecting plumbing and lighting, and assisting in camp set-up and tear-down.
  • You must have a commercial drivers license and one year of general mechanical, electrical and equipment maintenance experience.
  • You must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and tolerate extreme temperatures and adverse working conditions.

— WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER —

It is a pleasure to work with the staff of OK’S.  When severe weather or unexpected conditions occur, they always remain calm and solution oriented.  At some point during each event, we ask the customers to show their appreciation for OK’S Cascades’ efforts and they receive a rousing, sustained cheer.  However, few of the recipients actually hear it.  They are in the background busily getting ready for the next meal.

Michael Murphy
Event 360

The assistance of OK’S Cascade in providing mobile kitchen service, your flexibility and the excellent quality of the food provided was appreciated by our warehouse personnel, guests, and other exercise participants. Your company has shown to be an asset to MSRC as a designated necessary subcontractor in future exercises as well as in the event of an oil spill.

Marine Spill Response Corporation

I have had the pleasure of working with OK’S Cascade for the past few years, but their history with our event far surpasses mine. Whenever we have a logistical curve ball thrown at us,  they are always able to help us troubleshoot any situations that might occur. This includes during both the planning stages and on the event. They’re a great group of people to work with – professional, fair, knowledgeable and flexible.

Rupa Blackwell
AIDS/LifeCycle

The combination and quality of OK’S Cascade’s administrative staff, equipment, and deployment, make them an exceptional events partner.

Merritt Millsap
Country Fan Fest

We have used OK’S Cascade Company shower trucks for many years on our week long cycling tour called GOBA (Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure).  With over 2,000 cyclist, the riders marvel that there is always hot water, and that the showers always extremely clean. In fact, in many towns, the riders prefer the shower truck over the local facilities.

Bill Gordon
Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure

Cycle Oregon is a rigorous seven-day bike ride covering 400 to 500 miles. To feed 2,000 serious riders in remote settings, Cycle Oregon calls on OK’S Cascade exclusively. They earned this distinction because of their high quality menus, reliability, and focus on customer service.

Cycle Oregon