Food Service Worker - 41 Weeks

Brown University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 22, 2023

Job Details

Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.

Job Description:

If you’re seeking a position with great benefits, set hours during the academic schedule, and a competitive wage, the search ends here!

Brown Dining Services is looking to expand our team of dedicated Food Service Workers. The Food Service Worker position is a union position that starts at a rate of $18.91 per hour. You'll receive overtime for any hours worked over 8 hours in one day! Work for a company that provides up to 14 paid holidays per year! Want to work on the holiday? You'll get overtime for that too! Previously worked in the food service industry and nervous to get back after the pandemic? Brown Dining Services is proud to say that it did not lay off any employees during the COVID-19 pandemic so work for a company that not only provides job security but also professional development!

In this position, you’ll not only have access to delicious food, but you will be surrounded by wonderful students and staff and will be part of a welcoming community. The Food Service Worker 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 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.

  • 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.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check satisfactory to Brown University

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Food Service Worker - 41 Weeks


Dining Services


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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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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer , Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.


Brown University

Founded in 1764, Brown is a nonprofit leading research university, home to world-renowned faculty, and also an innovative educational institution where the curiosity, creativity and intellectual joy of students drives academic excellence.

The spirit of the undergraduate Open Curriculum infuses every aspect of the University. Brown is a place where rigorous scholarship, complex problem-solving and service to the public good are defined by intense collaboration, intellectual discovery and working in ways that transcend traditional boundaries. As a private, nonprofit institution, the University advances its mission through support from a community invested in Brown's commitment to advance knowledge and make a positive difference locally and globally.

Brown is a leading research university, where stellar faculty and student researchers deploy deep content knowledge to generate new discoveries on those issues and many more. What sets their work apart? Collectively, Brown's researchers are driven by the idea that their work will have a positive impact in the world.

Brown students and faculty are tackling the nation’s opioid crisis. Planning the next Mars landing site. Uncovering the locations of ancient civilizations. Advising world leaders on new political models. Exploring new frontiers in multimedia arts. In each of their intellectual endeavors, our scholars and researchers are uncommonly driven by the belief that their work must — and will — have an impact in their communities, in society and the world.

We are a learning community grounded in a commitment of respect for the diversity of viewpoints that is fundamentally essential to intellectual discovery. We encourage the right of all individuals to express ideas and perspectives — and we embrace the value of vigorous debate in pursuit of knowledge.

Providence, Rhode Island — Brown's home for more than two and a half centuries — is a vibrant place to live, work and study, a stimulating hub for innovation, and a city rich in cultural diversity. 

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