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Utility Food Service Worker/Dishwasher - Self Operated, University Dining
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Aug. 6, 2020
Title Utility Food Service Worker/Dishwasher - Self Operated, University Dining
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Dining Services

Utility Food Service Worker/Dishwasher – Self Operated, University Dining

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for one of four Utility Food Service Worker/Dishwasher (FSW I) openings within the University’s Self Operated Dining Services Department. These positions are located on the St. Paul campus in either The View or the Northsider.

These positions are full-time, 1.0 FTE and work 12 months out of the year.

The University of St. Thomas Dining Services is a dynamic self-operated dining operation that provides meals for students, faculty, staff and visitors daily. The mission of Dining Services is to provide excellent dining experiences, enriching and nourishing the University of St. Thomas community. We provide a wide range of amenities that match the diverse needs of our campus community. Our department encompasses resident dining, catering services, and convenience locations.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits

The Utility Food Service Worker I is primarily responsible for working in the dish room to wash dishes, silverware, pots/pans, etc., to ensure proper operation of the dish machine, and to follow MN Department of Health sanitation procedures.


Maintain operation of dish machine and clean kitchen wares according to MN Department of Health procedures

Ensure dish room standards are followed to result in clean, sanitary kitchen wares
Clean dish machine after each meal period and as business levels dictate
Follow proper usage of three compartment sink, including testing sanitizer levels to adhere to food safety guidelines
Sweep, mop, empty trash and hog barrels as business levels dictate
Perform assigned daily and weekly cleaning tasks
Provide guidance to student employees and MSS workers as needed
Other tasks as assigned
Minimum Qualifications

One (1) year of experience in food service operations
Preferred Qualifications

At least a high school diploma (or accepted equivalent) and/or relevant culinary education
Two (2) years work experience with high volume cooking and/or additional food prep or cooking experience
This position works a flexible schedule that may include nights and weekends as business levels dictate. This position is designated Emergency Essential. Emergency Essential employees may be expected to remain at work if campus closes during their regular work schedule or to report to work if the campus-closing announcement is made before their regular work schedule begins.


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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