Food Service Worker

Pennsylvania, United States
24 Oct 2018
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24 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Residential & Hospitality Services (RHS) provides essential 24/7 services for the University of Pennsylvania, comprising student housing, residential and campus dining services, conference and event services, University Club operations, and services for those seeking off campus housing. RHS responsibilities include administering housing-related services to 11 College Houses and Sansom Place (graduate and undergraduate housing) across campus, working with other partners to provide students and guests with services that support living and learning in the University residences; and overseeing numerous food operations and dining services to ensure delivery of consistent, high-quality food to a diverse on-campus clientele through a wide variety of venues.

Prepare, display and serve ingredients and food items in a safe and sanitary manner. Follow all correct HACCP procedures and other monitoring methods when handling, preparing, serving, and storing foods and chemicals. Responsible for serving and restocking food, beverages, condiments, dishes and other items in their proper areas in an attractive, safe and sanitary fashion. Work, storage and service areas are expected to be kept neat and free of debris and other clutter and also to be continuously cleaned and sanitized. Responsible for insuring the cleanliness, sanitation and proper storage of all tools and utensils utilized. Required to communicate with management, supervisors, and fellow employees about needs for foods, ingredients and supplies; keep management, supervisors and workers aware of potential safety and stock rotation problems. Assist with the maintenance of other areas in the dining halls, including but not limited to dining rooms, tray belts, dish room carts, lowerators, bus carts, refrigerator carts, and warming carts. Clean and sanitize any and all food preparation equipment and areas as assigned. Replenish hand soap and towels, and otherwise assist in the cleaning and set-up of the entire dining hall or special service areas as needed. Assist in stocking and delivering food, chemicals and other supplies and equipment as needed. Properly utilize, clean and sanitize garbage disposals and their surrounding areas. Remove and correctly dispose of trash and other waste and recyclable materials, utilizing correct procedures for transporting food and waste separately, and will clean and sanitize all trash cans and dumpsters. properly clean, sanitize and store all pots, pans, utensils and other equipment, meeting all safety, sanitation and HACCP procedures in the process. Storage shelves, cleaning equipment, sinks and surrounding floor and wall areas are to be kept clean, sanitary and free of clutter at all times. Utilize proper ’clean as you go techniques and safety mats to prevent spills and other hazards from presenting dangers to all employees. Promptly return clean dishes, silverware and other equipment to the appropriate areas. Disassemble the dish machine and its associated parts, properly clean and sanitize all parts on the dish machine and reassemble for use during the next service period. Sweep, mop, and clean all service areas, floors, mats, counters and dish belt areas. Periodically descale machine with approved chemicals and safety equipment, with the approval of management, to insure lime buildup is controlled. Maintain all associated temperatures and HACCP records.

A High School Diploma or GED is preferred and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Recent experience in food service preferred. Demonstrated customer service skills. Ability to communicate and implement management direction. Ability to lift 10 – 25lbs. Must be willing to work flexible hours, 7 day per week operation. Position is for 9 months per year.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.