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Brown University — Food Service Worker – 52 Weeks

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 $18.00 per hour, and increases to $18.50 per hour after passing the 6 month probation period. 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 of 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.

Background Check: Criminal

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Job Posting Title:
Food Service Worker – 52 Weeks

Dining Services

Dining Services Union Rates

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Full time

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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.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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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.

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