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Job ID: 230954

General Assistant
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 19, 2024
Title General Assistant
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Dining Services


Shift: To Be Determined


Tufts Dining is a self-operated food service provider managing a comprehensive collegiate dining program on the Tufts University Medford/Somerville and SMFA/Fenway campus, delivering high quality, contemporary and innovative food, and hospitality services to meet the various needs of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and visitors in a fiscally responsible manner. Our team provides a progressive resident dining program as well as innovative retail services, and a distinctive university catering program serving a campus community comprised of 6000 undergraduates, 2100 graduate students, and 2300 staff, faculty and administrators.


Residential Dining Centers and Catering are Open 7 Days a Week. Working Weekends and Evenings will be Expected. 

What You'll Do

The General Assistant will be responsible for providing service to our internal and external customer in a variety of ways including but not limited to cleaning, ware washing, pot washing, dish room, stocking, sweeping, mopping and the overall upkeep and sanitation and housekeeping of the unit.

  • The General Assistant will wash pots, pans, utensils, air dry, and put it away in their designated areas for use.
  • The General Assistant will be responsible for correctly using cleaning and sanitizing agents while also ensuring the water is at the proper temperature.
  • General Assistants will keep the unit mop sink and custodial rooms organized and clean
  • Assist management's efforts to keep equipment, props and all supplies in their designated storage areas.
  • The General Assistant will assist in moving equipment on and off dining vehicles in and outside of the Unit.
  • The General Assistant will follow all established procedures for cleaning small-wares and equipment.
  • The General Assistant will also be responsible for ensuring the proper disposal of trash, recycling, composting, and upkeeping of storage bins/barrels and containers.
  • The General Assistant may also be asked to assist with basic kitchen tasks.
  • The General Assistant may at times need to provide support and assistance to assigned helpers.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work under periods of fast pace and high pressure.
  • All employees are responsible for punching in and out in accordance with department policy and standards.
  • They must be given permission from a manager to punch in early or stay past their schedule "out time."
  • All employees will adhere to posted schedule and all requests for time off will be granted based on business needs.
  • In accordance with the CBA, schedules will be posted 14 days (excludes catering) in advance.
  • Time off requests must follow proper procedure and will be approved/denied in accordance with department needs.
  • No requests will be honored for Senior Week, Holidays, Alumni Weekend, Commencement, Orientation, Matriculation, or Special Events during the Academic Year.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Must be able to speak and understand the English language
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • The qualified person must be flexible and willing to learn and executing various jobs as needed
  • The successful individual must enjoy a high degree of (internal, external) contact and have a friendly and helpful attitude

Preferred Qualifications:

  • GED or High school diploma

The pay rate for this position is $21.45 / hour.

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