UMD Dining-Catering Server-Senior Food Service Worker

University of Minnesota
July 14, 2021
Duluth, MN
Job Type


• Possesses safe knife handling skills
• Able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally
• High school graduate or GED
• Must have at least 1 year of relevant experience or education in a large food operation or quantity food production to include 6 months of food preparation
• Ability to accurately perform mathematic and recipe conversion calculations
• Reads, writes, understands and communicates in English
• Must be able to stand up for 4 hours at a time
• Must have valid driver's license.

*A pre-employment physical examination is required prior to hire.

About the Job

This position is 12 months continuing and 40 hours weekly, scheduled as needed determined by business needs, however, primary business hours are 10:00 am to 6:30 pm.

The starting salary is $15.69 hourly.

There may be work reduction or a change of hours during semester breaks.


Job Code 6072 Senior Food Service Worker

Applications from current U of M Teamster employees must be submitted no later than July 6, 2021 in order to be eligible for priority consideration.

There may be several positions open in Dining Services at this time, please apply separately to each that are of interest to you.

• Understanding and working with computer generated orders.
• Working with a wide variety of equipment, including but not limited to: chaffing pans, coffee makers, hot carts, ovens and dishwashers.
• Setting up orders prior to service. May require traying-up, proofing and/or baking par-baked items, and preparing items including, but not limited to, upscale hors d'oeuvres, fruit and vegetable trays, box lunches, salads, etc.
• Delivery of orders; may need to use a van or cube truck
• Communication shortages of food and/or supplies needed prior to actual service.
• Prepare supply items prior to actual events.
• Responsible for making coffee, tea, punch, etc.
• Responsible for all aspects of guest services.
• Follow established food handling procedures.
• Maintain clean and sanitary conditions in work areas, following established procedures.
• Push carts with food and supplies to many different areas (on and off campus to various events.)
• Observe and communicate to supervisor temperatures and variations that are not up to standards.
• Handle dishes and report breakage to supervisor.
• Contributes to the Dining Services Team by assisting and working with individuals from multiple ethnic and cultural backgrounds (i.e. race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation).
• Catering Senior Food Service Workers functions as a lead worker: Is given oversight responsibility of a group of employees in the absence of a manager; Handles customer service issues in the absence of a manager; Orients employees to job area and to the facility; Trains employees on job tasks; Assigns and re-assigns tasks throughout the shift to effectively accomplish prescribed work; Gives direction to employees concerning procedures; Communicates established standards of performance to employees;
Assesses the work of employees for conformance to standards; Provides informal feedback of employee's performance to the supervisor; Models expected behaviors and standards
Keeps manager apprised of operational issues

The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position and staff is required to assist in all other areas of Dining Services based on business needs.

About the Department

UMD's Office of Student Life helps students to succeed in their academic work, make progress toward completion of their degrees, prepare for lifelong learning, and continue on after graduation to successful and rewarding careers.


Dining Services is committed to attracting candidates from diverse cultures and communities because we believe that diversity enriches the entire educational experience.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

**Please be aware that you must show the experience and detailed work history information on your application or resume in order to have your application referred to the hiring department and for background check purposes.

Job Posted: 6/30/2021 and will remain open until the position is filled.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents there.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Please Note: If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact U of M Benefits at 1-800-756-2363 for any eligibility limitations.

***Smoking and chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds and University vehicles.***

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)

The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.

Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.

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