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Utility Lead

Company: Swarthmore College
Location: Swarthmore
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation's finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425-acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.

Who We Are:

Swarthmore Dining is a self-operated dining program which consists of Residential Dining, Catering, and three Retail Locations. We are proud to offer our students, faculty, and staff a diverse menu made from high quality ingredients which are sourced locally whenever possible. We are a team of 110 individuals who come from various backgrounds and ethnicities. If you are passionate about food and have great customer service, this is the place you want to work! We pride ourselves in offering our team a work-life balance not typically found in the restaurant industry. We hope you will join our team and work in our Dining Center's state of the art, all electric kitchen as well as one of our other many positions across the campus.

The opportunity:

Oversees the Utility (Dish & Pots) team to ensure that all staff are following proper cleaning and sanitation protocols and procedures. Ensures proper chemicals are being used and accurate dish machine temperatures are maintained.

Provides timely and reliable cleaning and maintenance support for Swarthmore Dining. Ensures the availability of a clean and sanitary supply of dishware, glassware, trays, pots, pans, utensils, and/or other smallwares. Responsible for cleaning of equipment, kitchen, and floors as needed throughout each meal period. Maintains and sanitizes the dish machine & pot area, pulper room and extruder room. Ensures a clean dining service facility. Must interact well with customers, co-workers and supervisors. Must work effectively, both independently and as a team member. Typical duties and expectations are described below, but may also include other duties as assigned

Essential Responsibilities

  • Be sure the team is in place and ready to work according to schedule.
  • Checks all warewashing chemical and machine temperature levels to ensure they are meeting the standard.
  • Reports to manager on duty of any discrepancies.
  • Ensures the team is performing assigned tasks during meal times and following up with sanitation assignments through their shifts.
  • Ensures employees follow their break schedules.
  • Assist manager with feedback for performance reviews
  • Ensure the cleaning procedures checklist is complete in the dishroom, pulper room, and extruder rooms,
  • Load and unload the dishwasher. Transport dishes, utensils, pots and pans and other smallwares to serving lines, pot racks, and catering storage.
  • Sorts silverware into proper dispensers to ensure continuous availability throughout the meal period.
  • Transports and sets up dishes, glassware, trays and utensils to the serving lines throughout the meal period.
  • Washes/scrubs by hand and stores pots, pans, and utensils in order to ensure cleanliness and availability for future use.
  • Monitors cleaning chemicals on the dish machine, pot sink, pulper room and extruders to ensure proper sanitation of equipment.
  • Monitors temperature levels and reports any malfunctions to a manager.
  • Sweep and mop floors as well as walk in boxes and storage rooms.
  • Removes trash, recyclables and compostables and places in correct receptacles.
  • Keeps the loading dock clean and organized.
  • Wash daily all carts including food and pot carts
  • Breaks down and clean area of dish machine, pulper and extruders as instructed by task sheet posted at the dish room
    Additional Responsibilities
    • Performs other assignments as directed by the managers on duty.
    • Familiar with the location and information on the MSDS that describes the cleaning chemicals used, and how to use them safely.
      Supervisory Responsibilities
      • Supervise approximately 6-8 staff per shift.
        Physical Demands
        • Ability to carry and lift objects weighing up 50 lbs.
        • Ability to carry heavy objects in close quarters.
        • Ability to carry objects for a long period of time.
        • Ability to perform kneeling, bending, squatting and reaching motions for extended times.
        • Standing on a hard surface for extended periods of time.
          Working Conditions/Environment
          • Fast paced, high volume environment.
          • Seven-day operation, including nights and weekends.
          • Must be able to adapt to ever-changing demands of college dining services.
          • Must work in inclement and severe weather conditions
          • Could be noisy
          • Floors could be wet
          • A diverse team with varied backgrounds and learning abilities
            What you bring:

            Required Qualifications
            • High school degree or GED with 1 year of supervisory experience in a food service establishment
              Preferred Qualifications
              • High School degree with 1-2 years supervisory experience in a feed service establishment
              • ServSafe certified
                What You Will Get:

                You'll work at one of the world's most renowned liberal arts Colleges, with incredible benefits, a stunning 420-acre campus and collaborative work environment. Come join a team of passionate, creative people who work hard and have fun supporting the College students, faculty, and staff.

                PA Criminal Required

                Swarthmore College requires a PA Criminal background check for all staff positions prior to the start of employment.

                Review the 2024 Benefits Flyer . We offer benefit plans starting at zero cost! Upon benefit eligibility, the College contributes 10% of an employee's salary to their retirement account. Employees are 100% vested in their accounts on the date participation begins.

                Swarthmore Benefits Guidebook

                Retirement Plans

                Tuition Grant Program

                Tuition Reimbursement Program

                Paid Time Off (Staff) *

                Holiday Schedule

                Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

                Advertised: Dec 07 2023 Eastern Standard Time
                Applications close:

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