Kitchen Utility Worker

Job description

Kitchen Utility Worker
Middlebury College

Posting Number: S01554

Position Summary:
The Kitchen Utility Worker maintains a clean and sanitary stock of dishes and utensils, washes and sanitizes all pots and utensils as necessary and stores items in appropriate areas.

Essential Functions:
Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
*Loads soiled dishes into dish rack and prepares dish machines for set cycle.

*Loads appropriate soap levels and time cycles. Runs dishes through cycle.

*Provides training for new staff members in proper safety and sanitation procedures and in the operation of dishroom equipment such as dishwasher, carts, etc.

*Must follow sanitation guidelines.

*Unloads and stacks dishes and glassware in appropriate storage areas.

*Sorts silverware and utensils and places them in proper storage areas.
Maintains dish room equipment and reports malfunctions to Dining Room Manager or Commons Chef.

*Washes all pots, pans and kitchen utensils and sanitizes all pots and utensils.
*Stores in appropriate areas.

*Sweeps and mops kitchen and dish room area.

*Removes all trash cans from kitchen area and stores in appropriate area.

*Rinses all trash cans and ensures they are properly and safely stored.

*Operates all equipment in a safe manner.

*Cleans and organizes back dock and receiving area.

*Must comply with uniform/dress code.

General Responsibilities:
*Performs other duties as assigned to assist the department in obtaining and maintaining its mission.


No formal education is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
General knowledge of safety/sanitary aspects of food service areas and machine operation preferred.

Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands:
Must be physically able to lift 25 lbs. numerous times each day. Must be able to lift, as well as push and pull up to 60 lbs. frequently. This job requires frequent and repetitive bending, twisting, and overhead reaching. Must be able to stand for long periods of time and work in hot and humid conditions.

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information on our background check policy can be found here:

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Middlebury is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, Middlebury recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. Middlebury also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 4/30/2033
Work Type: Full Time