General Utility/Dish Room Attendant

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title General Utility/Dish Room Attendant
Department D&CS Admin
Posting Type Internal/External
Employment Type
Job Summary (Overview)

We are currently recruiting for Utility/Dish Room Attendants in various RISD Dining locations and shifts.

RISD Dining + RISD • Caters is a self-operating dining department with a dedication to exceptional hospitality, supporting local farms through seasonally-inspired menus, and utilizing the strengths of our staff to provide the absolute best in gastronomic artistry to our greater community.

We offer a dynamic, strength-based work experience with a focus on mutual respect and a passion for what we do. A fundamental factor of our self-operating program is providing a supportive, collegial and inclusive work environment with competitive benefits package, including paid time-off, access to Continuing Education classes and much more. You can expect quality of life and an employer that strives to support your professional development!

The General Utility/Dish Room Attendant maintains daily operation of dish machine in accordance with proper procedures. Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of equipment and floors.

Essential Functions/Duties

1. Manage the dish room and washing of all dishes, flatware and trays, storing in proper places and frequently replenishing items in servery areas. Clean dish washing machine (empty scrap trays and filters, hose down insides and load and unload areas, remove dividers and clean) and grease trap, clean scrap tables, belt, and disposal after each meal period. Sweep and mop floors in dish room.

2. Clean pots, pans and other food preparation equipment.

3. Assist in prompt removal of empty boxes, packaging materials and trash containers from kitchen. Sweep and mop kitchen and dining room floors when required.

4. Check and restock beverage coolers and convenience items. Hook up fountain soda, juice, and CO2. Clean milk, soda, and juice machines.

Job Qualifications Required

High School diploma, GED or equivalent combination of experience and education.

Ability to properly clean and sanitize kitchen areas and equipment.

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and take direction.

Good customer service and communication skills.

Proven ability to interact with members of the community representing diverse backgrounds and interests.

The job involves all of the following in various degrees but is not limited to only these physical demands: attendance, standing, sitting, walking, carrying, squatting, ability to lift minimum of 50 pounds, climbing, twisting, cleaning, reaching, crawling, kneeling, pulling, pushing, writing, seeing.

Job Qualifications Preferred

Previous experience in restaurant, college or cafe-style food service preferred with knowledge of dish machine operations.

Pre-employment Requirement

The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.

Other than regular hours (typically 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Mon-Fri.)

Various schedules available; includes evenings and weekends.

Opportunities exists for full-time and part-time shifts:

1:00 PM – 9:30 PM
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
3:30 PM-10:00 PM
9:30 pm -1:30 AM

Dining and Catering staff are considered essential personnel and are therefore required to work even when the school is closed.

Hours/week and months/year

Average 30-40 hours/week, 9-12 months

Salary Grade 07/PS
Union No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S00074P
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Statement

RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  2. * Provide examples of how you handled difficult situations with those you have worked with.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation