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Food Service Worker

Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 512741
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Dining / Hospitality, Food Safety, Food Science, Food Systems
Pay Grade: 02A

About This Role:

Food Service Workers help make good food and service happen by supporting the service and production of safe, wholesome food for the residents and guests in our residence hall dining centers.  The work schedule is for a full 40 hours per week and includes a generous benefits package.  The work schedule includes one Saturday or Sunday (one day) every other weekend. A day off will be scheduled either before or after the weekend day.

Duties related to the service and production of food may include:

·       Prepare a variety of basic entrees and side dishes using standardized recipes and procedures. 

·       Set-up and prepare service platforms, salad bar, fruit/dessert area, and dining room areas for service of food.

·       Provide for customer needs during meal service by promoting quick, friendly service, and keeping serving platforms and dining areas clean.

·       Participate in daily meetings and effectively interact with other employees. 

·       Operate, clean, and sanitize equipment in ware washing area and dish return belts. Clean and sanitize all tableware trays, utensils, pots, pans.  Clean dining facility and launders, folds, and stores linens.  Follow all established food safety procedures.

·       May provide training and guidance to hourly student employees.

·       Perform all duties assigned in a manner that promotes a team-oriented, harmonious work environment that espouses civility and the University Principles of Community. Support a teaching laboratory environment for students enrolled in academic-related programs.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some experience in food production or service in an institutional or volume setting.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to accurately weigh and measure ingredients, to use and care for equipment and handle food safely while preparing high quality products.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • This position is considered essential during a Declaration of Inclement Weather.
  • Moderate physical exertion is required to perform the essential functions of this position.  This includes, but is not limited to, lifting, bending, reaching, pushing/pulling, repetitive movement, transporting items up to 50 lbs.

How to Apply:

Please submit the online application.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$11.70 - $12.75 per hour.  Some work shifts may be eligible for differential of $.60 per hour.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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