Food Service Assistant (2 Openings)

University of Maine Orono, ME

Employee performs manual work in maintaining a clean and orderly food service operation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Work is performed under direct supervision. Cleans, mops, sweeps and dusts kitchen facilities; insures proper garbage and trash removal; requisitions supplies from stockroom; receives, stores and distributes supplies; cleans, washes and polishes equipment, pots, pans and traps; maintains neat appearance of working areas and cleaning equipment storage areas; changes light bulbs, stacks and arranges chairs; makes minor repairs on equipment and facilities; performs all tasks necessary in the dish room; removes dishes from dish machine and stores them; launders rags and aprons as needed. Performs other duties as needed to include keeping entryways clear of debris and snow removal.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:

Previous experience in food service, minor maintenance and cleaning are required. Candidate will have demonstrated customer service experience. Position requires understanding labels and a desire to gain a working knowledge of safety and sanitation practices. Position typically requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Position requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Appropriate background checks required.

These are 10 month positions, (mid-August to mid June), 40 hours/5 days per week. Work schedule and locations to be determined. Work schedule is variable and is subject to change to meet operational needs to include all dining facilities. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable pool of candidates is found.

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position." You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; and provide contact information for three professional references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Review of applications with begin immediately and will continue until the position(s) is/are filled. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Appropriate background checks and post offer physical required.

All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment.

The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. Please contact the Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 N. Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469 at 207-581-1226 (voice), TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), or with questions or concerns.


Fiscal Year (Less than 12 months)

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume/CV

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