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Dish Room Attendant

Amherst College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 22, 2023

Dish Room Attendant

Amherst Campus
Full Time

Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst College invites applications for the Dishroom Attendant. The Dishroom Attendant is a full-time, year-round position, starting at $18.97 per hour. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

The Dishroom Attendant supports the efforts of Amherst College Dining Services in providing the diverse campus community with excellent service and quality work. The Attendant is responsible for ensuring that the pots, pans, utensils and other wares used in cooking, baking and service are presented in a clean, sanitary and organized fashion, while providing essential support to the efforts of the culinary team. They are also responsible for helping to maintain a clean and organized kitchen by actively engaging in general cleaning duties while managing the trash, compost and recycling systems to standard.

The Attendant may also be directed to assist in the basic preparation of menu items or be requested to assist in a supportive service capacity within Dining Services. This position works to ensure the highest quality and consistency of performance while maintaining the required standards of sanitation at all times. The Attendant will also take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive and welcoming environment.

The work schedule is generally Sunday - Thursday from 12:30 PM-9:00 PM. As our work is central to student life, their needs occur at a variety of times throughout the day, week, and year and in such, a flexible schedule with extended shift times is required. In addition, the position is designated as providing essential services and should report to work, or remain on duty even though the College is closed.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Providing sanitary wares through the proper use of a 4-compartment sink - wash, rinse and sanitize
  • Proper use and maintenance of a ware-washing machine
  • Proper use, storage and disposal of required chemicals
  • Proper use of personal protection equipment
  • Maintaining organized kitchen equipment storage areas to standard
  • Cleaning and sanitizing food contact surfaces, equipment, floors, ceilings and walls
  • Maintain operational standards and Health Department regulations
  • Ensure all areas are maintained in an orderly, clean, and sanitary manner
  • Maintain accurate titration logs of sanitizers and temperature per code requirements
  • Perform work in a safe and efficient manner; ensure operational organization before, during, and after shift
  • Ensure that equipment used is in sound, working order; tools used are properly cared for and stored
  • Communicate operational needs and concerns effectively and proactively
  • Maintain a commitment to the quality of our resources and work to prevent loss and eliminate waste
  • Promote our standards of quality and service and the safety of our work environment
  • Effectively collaborates with a diverse group of colleagues and students

Communication and Workday
  • Regularly checking your email is required to stay up to date on college-wide and departmental communications
    • This includes communication by email, message boards and The Daily Mammouth
    • Important information is shared through these communications that affect your job and help you stay up to date on departmental specific updates, upcoming meetings and events
  • Learning and using Workday to manage clocking in and out for shifts, time off requests and all other functions required to manage your personal information


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Entry-level with the ability to function efficiently in a high-volume fast-paced environment
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Strong organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to work with chemicals effectively
  • Commitment to working with a diverse and inclusive community
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexible hours based upon departmental needs including extended shifts
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment physical and lift test

  • Current ServSafe Manager Certification or be able to achieve within (6) months of employment
  • Allergen Awareness as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or be able to achieve within (6) months of employment

Amherst College offers many opportunities for professional growth and development, continued learning, and career advancement.

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. (Current employees and students should apply by clicking on the Career icon from their Workday home screen) Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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