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Utilities Custodian

Phillips Exeter Academy
Exeter, New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 22, 2024

$500 Sign on bonus!

Pay rate: $22/hr plus shift differential for weekends and nights

STATUS/HOURS: Part-time; Hours vary according to scheduled shift and Academy needs. May need to work flexible hours including nights and weekends when necessary. *ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL, See additional requirements


Pay Group



Fiscal Year Weeks




BiWkly (Hourly)



Full-Year (52 weeks)


Dining Services


Position Purpose

This position is responsible for the sanitation and cleanliness of the dining areas, entryways, kitchen and restrooms and to perform key functions within the dish area to ensure the safety, sanitation and cleanliness of service-wares.

Mission Statement: A Team of Professionals dedicated to providing quality food service with a personal touch.

Job Responsibilities
  • Maintain sanitary conditions in all restrooms, customer areas, entranceways and kitchen areas
  • Clean tables, walls, windows, equipment and furniture in the dining halls
  • Vacuum, sweep and mop floors, entryways and exits
  • Check supplies and replenish milk containers, dishes, utensils and glasses in the dining room areas as needed
  • Proper removal of rubbish and recycles
  • Supply all hand sink areas with soap and towels
  • Maintain adequate inventory of all cleaning supplies, informing supervisor of any expected shortages
  • Replace any expended lighting fixtures and dispose of materials in accordance with proper procedures
  • Report to manager work orders to be issued for maintenance repair on equipment
  • Making minor repairs with simple hand tools to all furniture, fixtures and equipment for working conditions
  • Maintain the layout of furniture in the dining areas moving tables and chairs
  • Maintain outdoor entrance ways to dining halls during winter months by shoveling and salting
  • Assist in the dish rooms or with food preparation as needed when assigned by lead supervisor
  • Assist with the storage of incoming deliveries of food, cleaning supplies and other goods
  • Observe all MSDS policies/ procedures for safety and sanitation
  • Promote a positive and congenial atmosphere for students, employees and other customers
  • Contribute to a positive working environment with managers and other coworkers in the workplace
Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
  • Respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to take direction and work with others.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written directions, maintain a professional demeanor and restraint at all times, including stressful situations.
  • Knowledge of proper safety and sanitation principles when operating equipment and using cleaning supplies.
  • Committed to team work.
  • Practices excellent personal hygiene habits; follows and adheres to uniform standards daily.
  • Regular and consistent attendance with the ability to work a flexible schedule including extended hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to function in a fast paced environment, under short time constraints, and within established deadlines.
  • Must possess excellent guest service and hospitality skills and projects a positive image while interacting with students, staff, faculty and guests
Direct/Indirect Reports


Position Requirements

  • High school graduate or GED equivalent preferred.
  • Must be able to read and write
  • Familiar with equipment, materials and methods used in sanitation and knowledge in the care of utensils and equipment preferred.
  • One year of experience in duties as described or equivalent preferred.
  • Previous experience in institutional food service or housekeeping is helpful.
  • Knowledge of practices, equipment, and methods used in large-scale food production.
  • Experience in an institutional or campus setting
  • Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting is preferred.
Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  1. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work and will require the ability to remain standing for extended periods of time, go up and down flights of steps, lift and push heavy carts as well as stoop, squat, bend, kneel, crouch, and lift.
  2. Ability and dexterity to grasp and grip and safely operate commercial kitchen equipment.
  3. Ability to lift and transport up to 50lbs without assistance
  4. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  5. Ability to work in hot temperatures with daily exposure to hot water.
Additional Requirements
  1. Successfully complete a criminal background check (reviewed every 5 years).
  2. Clean Driving record (reviewed annually) .

* This position is considered “Essential Personnel” in the event that:
  • an emergency occurs on the PEA Campus or in the vicinity that would impact PEA;
  • inclement weather forces the closing of campus or;
  • other emergency events deemed appropriate.
Essential Personnel are required to report to or remain at work if instructed to do so if contacted directly by the supervisor (or his/her designee), the Principal or a member of the Principal’s Staff (Leadership Team.)

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