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Catering Utility Worker

Washington and Lee University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 11, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services, Food Services Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description:

Performs a variety of food service related duties within Catering including washing dishes, cleaning and organizing kitchen, and receiving and stocking. Responsible for setups for a multitude of catering events in the hall and across campus.

Washington and Lee University actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in their areas of expertise.

Essential Functions:
  • Washes and stocks service wares before, during, and after meal periods. Ensures finished wares are clean and sanitized.

  • Performs daily cleaning assignments and routine maintenance on equipment.

  • Performs food preparation according to departmental standards. Follows “Serve Safe guidelines” in regards to food preparation and service.

  • Adheres to uniform dress code.

  • Follows inventory and stocking system; ensures that supplies are properly stored and organized in work station areas; product to be prepared and rotated FIFO. Assists cooks in receiving and stocking of product deliveries.

  • Participates in set up, service and breakdown of assigned work areas and catered events.

  • Regularly moves & sets up tables & chairs along with staging & other items weighing as much as 80 lbs. in catering hall for a multitude of catering events in the hall.

  • Assists the chef/cooks with culinary duties if necessary. Assists with catering service when necessary. Other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Varying hours. Must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling responsibilities and in meeting the needs of Washington and Lee University Dining Services.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED preferred. Experience in a commercial kitchen environment is preferred. ServSafe certification or willingness to acquire within six months of employment date is required. Ability to multitask in a fast paced work environment. Must be committed to following departmental standards and guidelines to ensure the safety of self and others particularly in regards to lifting heavy items weighing up to 80 pounds.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. You will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references.

External Applicants: Application instructions for external applicants are located on the or here .

Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Instructions are located at or here .

Physical Requirements
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.

  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.

  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.

  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.

  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.

  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.

Working Conditions:
  • The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.

  • The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

  • The worker is subject to oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

Type of Work: Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Position Type:

Non-Exempt, Full Time, Benefit Eligible

Minimum Pay:

$17.09 - Pay Commensurate with Experience

The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Boosters are required. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.

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