Food Service Worker (part-time, Morris campus)

Job Title: Food Service Worker (part-time, Morris campus)
Location: Morris
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 325818
Qualifications The University of Minnesota Morris, Dining Services seeks part-time Food Service Workers. These positions are part-time, 9 month, 0 - 40% time and hours vary during the week with mostly Monday - Friday, will include weekends and reports to the General Manager of Dining Services. This position is represented by a Bargaining Unit: Teamsters. Salary ranges are available within the agreement at: The qualificaitons are as follows:

Essential knowledge. skills and abilities
• Must be able to read, write and interpret the English language
• Must have at least six months experience in a large food operation or quantity food production
• Must be able to perform simple math calculations
• Must be able to move up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis
• Must be able to stand for up to four hours at a time

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of HACCP procedures and health department regulations
  • Sodexo Food and Physical Safety regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to work effetively and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds

About the Job Purpose of the position

This position has the responsibility for quality food production, cleanliness and customer service to meet the needs of a diverse population of University of Minnesota Morris students, faculty, staff, visitors, and friends in Dining Services or Turtle Mountain Cafe.

This position is represented by the Teamsters Local 320 bargaining unit. According to article 2. I of the Teamster/University bargaining agreement, employees will work more than 67 days in a year, or more than 14 hours/week (35% time).

Employees in Dining Services are University of Minnesota employees, supervised by Sodexo management staff, UMM's contracted food service management company, and are governed by the Teamsters and University bargaining unit agreement.

Job duties:
Prepare, process and help serve high quality foods at Turtle Mountain Cafe and the Dining Hall: 80%
• Processes hot and cold foods using some mechanical equipment (i.e., toasters, steam-jacketed kettles, etc.). Takes food and/or supply items to the storage areas and properly stores them following set procedures. May assist cook or senior food service worker in vegetable or fruit preparation. May do front line finish product cooking such as pizza station, grill station, or exhibition cooking. Works collaboratively and effectively with coworkers and other staff from a variety of US and international cultures.
• Meets campus food preparation and presentation standards when helping with dining service.
• Provides high quality customer service for students, faculty, staff and visitors from a variety of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Maintain quality and cleanliness standards 20%
• Follows established food handling procedures. Maintains clean and sanitary conditions in work area (i.e., cleans work surfaces, wipes up spills). Follows established safety procedures. Observes and communicates to supervisors temperature variations not up to required standards. Reports breakdown of equipment to supervisor.
• Puts away supplies. Communicates shortages in food and/or supplies within adequate time for restocking prior to meal period. Collects food and/or supplies needed prior to actual service. Prepares supply items in advance of actual assembly (i.e., wraps silverware, lines trays, fills dispensers, etc.). Assembles and portions food items for /meal service to meet campus food presentation standards.


Positions in this classification receive supervision from senior food operations personnel. These positions are typically non-supervisory in nature. This position reports to the UMM Dining Services General Manager and their management team. The General Manager is a part of Sodexo management staff, UMM's contracted food service management company.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position. Applications will be accepted during the academic year and remain open until filled.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Morris values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. Morris is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the University experience for everyone.

To request disability accommodation contact: UMM Human Resources, 320-589-6024, Room 201, Behmler Hall, Morris, Minnesota.

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM)

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) makes its home on a 121-year-old campus on the western edge of the state and is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The small, close-knit campus emphasizes faculty/student collaboration in research, study abroad, and service learning. Deeply rooted in the tall grass prairies of Minnesota, the campus also has advanced sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives that have grown to levels of national leadership and touch nearly all aspects of campus life.

A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, Morris combines the benefits of an intimate, student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. Morris is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) and provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body of nearly 1800 is supported by approximately 130 faculty members, a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. The Morris campus is the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system, with 28 percent US students of color (19 percent of whom are American Indian students) and 11 percent international students.

Morris culture is characterized by an unwavering commitment to the liberal arts and undergraduate education as well as by the particular traditions it has developed in pursuing that mission. The community believes in the values of shared governance (embodied in its official policymaking body, an inclusive Campus Assembly), and it recognizes the heritage of its campus (which was founded as an American Indian boarding school) with a vigorous commitment to diversity. With a vibrant sense of community in and out of the classroom, Morris aims to integrate curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular aspects of the student experience, and it reaches outward to the broader community with collaborative enterprises, partnerships, and service-learning initiatives.