Food Service Worker- 41 Weeks

Brown University

Job Description:


  • Positive and friendly customer relations skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow instruction.
  • Basic math ability relating to portion control, counting, restocking, and cashier/checker duties.
  • Ability to complete tasks quickly, thoroughly and safely.
  • Ability to handle complex duties, anticipate needs and juggle multiple tasks where priorities have been pre-established.
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community
  • Ability to operate assigned equipment correctly and safely.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to stand for extended periods; walk; sit, bend; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl use hands to finger, handle, slice, dice, chop, or feel objects, knives, tools or controls on kitchen equipment; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; smell, talk or hear.
  • Must occasionally lift or move products and supplies, up to 50 pounds.
  • Push and/or pull carts weighing up to 75 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must consistently utilize all Personal Protective Equipment per Brown Dining Services guidelines
  • Must wear a cut resistance glove whenever using a sharp or potentially sharp tool or instrument.
  • High manual dexterity (quickness, accuracy and safety).
  • Ability to complete tasks quickly, thoroughly and safely.
  • Ability to handle complex duties, anticipate needs and juggle multiple tasks where priorities have been pre-established.
  • Ability to tolerate heat and cold temperatures.


Performs a variety of tasks primarily related to the preparation, service, support, supply and sanitation functions in a food service environment. Typical tasks may include some or all of the following, but are not limited to:

  • Friendly, efficient service and presentation of food to customers.
  • Answer questions related to foods (and ingredients) served.
  • Assure proper temperature of food.
  • Perform finish production such as sandwich preparation, grilling, slicing, assembling, preparing foods for service, mixing beverages, etc.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly service area.
  • Restock food and supplies as requested.
  • Assist with preparation and service for special functions, buffets, etc.
  • Clean and sanitize work area, tables, chairs, pots and pans, utensils and equipment.
  • Remove trash and dispose of in proper containers.
  • Remove soiled trucks to dish room.
  • Break down soiled trays of food and sort various components into proper areas in preparation for washing.
  • Feed and unload conveyor dishwashing machines, store clean dishes in designated areas, and sort silverware.
  • Operate, clean and maintain equipment, including dishwashing machines, juice and milk dispensers, ice cream dispensers, etc.
  • Ensure proper use of dishwashing machines with regard to appropriate use of cleaning supplies, correct operating temperature and overall operation of machines.
  • Set up rooms for functions and move related furniture as needed.
  • Assist in unloading delivery trucks and in storing foodstuffs as needed.
  • Observe departmental standards for safety and sanitation.
  • Maintain a neat, well-groomed appearance.
  • Perform other tasks, including cashier/check or other duties, as requested.

Background Check: Criminal

Benefits of Working at Brown:

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Job Posting Title:

Food Service Worker- 41 Weeks


Dining Services


Dining Services Union Rates

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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