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Culinary and Food Services Attendant I (Dining Services Attendant) (Multiple Positions) (Academic)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Food Services

Posting Number: req10526

Department: Student Food Service

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Arizona Student Unions is looking for a full-time Dining Services Attendant (Culinary and Food Service Attendant I) to join our team. This position will work an academic year schedule. The upcoming academic year is August 15, 2022, through May 21, 2023. Incumbents will be off work during the summer months. This position will be located at various locations on campus. As a Dining Services Attendant, you will perform various duties necessary in the preparation or service of food. This is first in a series of four classifications and is distinguished from the Dining Service Attendant, Senior in that incumbents do not have lead responsibilities. This class typically reports to a Dining Service Supervisor or Cook, Lead. Incumbents must be willing to work mornings, nights, weekends, and day shifts to accommodate restaurant needs. Successful candidates will be able to transport/move a minimum of 50 pounds. Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

The Student Union Memorial Center is one of the largest student unions in the United States. At a size of 405,000 square feet, SUMC contains everything students need.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Sets up and replenishes serving lines and serves customers
    in food service units
  • Gathers hot and cold food for service line and serves to
  • Performs food preparation tasks such as sandwich and salad
    making and beverage preparation, following written standardized recipes
  • Cleans and processes fruits and vegetables and prepares
    various salads, according to written standardized recipes
  • Scrapes and sorts dirty dishes, silverware and glassware
    and operates dishwashing machines
  • Maintains cleanliness of dining room and kitchen areas; sweeps,
    mops, and vacuums floors; cleans dishes from tables and cleans dining room
    tables and chairs
  • Responsible for cleaning of employee and public restrooms
    and operates power cleaning equipment
  • Operates and cleans food service equipment
  • Inventories area and completes required forms
  • Maintains sanitation, health, and safety standards in work
  • Must be willing to work mornings, nights,
    weekends, and day shift to accommodate restaurant needs
  • Additional duties as assigned by Supervisor

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of job content, practices and procedures
  • Skills necessary to fully perform all aspects of the job
  • Knowledge of cleaning equipment, products, techniques and standards
  • Skill in using cleaning products and equipment
  • Ability to frequently reach, lift, shake, stir, pour, carry and
  • Ability to transport/move a maximum of 50 pounds

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or
    equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required
  • Must be willing to work mornings, nights, weekends and day shifts to accommodate restaurant needs

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year commercial or institutional food service experience or any combination of experience, training and/or education

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: University Operations

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $13.50

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Culinary & Food Services

Job Function

University Operations

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 6

Contact Information for Candidates

Judy Harrison

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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