Dishwasher/Utility Operator

Southern Foodservice Management - Tuscaloosa, AL (30+ days ago)3.5


Job Title: Dishwasher/Utility Operator

Hourly Wage: $10.00

Employment Type: Hourly, Seasonal, Part-Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Sous Chef/Executive Chef

Location: University Club at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, AL

Job Summary

Southern Foodservice Management is seeking a reliable Dishwasher/Utility Operator for our client location at The University Club. The University Club is a historical landmark located minutes from The University of Alabama’s campus. In April 2011, the operation of The University Club was assumed by the College of Human Environmental Sciences, Department of Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management. Today the University Club serves as a learning laboratory for Restaurant, Hotel and Meeting Management students. Students participate in the preparation of the excellent cuisine and service of private dining, catered functions, and daily lunch service. Undergraduate and graduate interns participate in the management and gain hands on experience in all aspects of club operations.

The Dish/Utility Operator provides guest service by assuring that all tableware, glassware, chinaware and cooking utensils are sanitary, clean and stored in its correct location. This position also includes daily buffet setup, daily cleaning, including but not limited to, sweeping, mopping, etc. of areas specified, assisting in loading, unloading of trucks and proper storage and disposal of waste as designated by the Executive and/or Sous Chef. This position sets the standard of cleanliness in all areas of the restaurant. Work hours will vary depending on the event requirements. This position could be scheduled to work days, nights, and/or weekends.

Southern Foodservice Management’s Culture

We have a philosophy for each and every one on our service team to give something extra. A Southern Foodservice Management employee:

  • Exhibits a positive, friendly and respectful attitude towards guests and other team members.
  • Arrives to work on time and in correct uniform, clean shoes, clean and pressed black pants and shirt, apron, name tag, and a SMILE.
  • Understands job duties and responsibilities, as well as having an eagerness to learn more and develop new skills.
  • Promotes a fun and efficient work environment, focusing on guest satisfaction.

Qualifications and Skills

  • High school graduate or GED preferred.
  • Previous experience as a dishwasher or utility operator in a dining facility preferred.
  • Excellent critical thinking and time management skills.
  • Ability to operate industrial machinery.
  • Willingness to work in hot, humid environment.
  • Positive, helpful attitude toward customers and peers, including the ability to speak clearly and convey information accurately.
  • Active listening skills.
  • Ability to work well under intense time pressure.
  • Excellent emotional control in fast-paced environments.
  • Dedication to on-time arrival for shifts.
  • Able to work as part of a team in a busy kitchen atmosphere.
  • High level of reliability.
  • Flexible schedule required.
  • Must be able to prioritize responsibilities.
  • Ability to work long hours in a fast paced and high-pressure environment.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Wash all dishes, utensils and/or kitchen pots and pans by either using the automatic dish machine or in the three-compartment sink, making sure to follow correct procedures.
  • Store all dishes, utensils and pots and pans in their correct location
  • Prepare buffets with ice and water.
  • Clean bathrooms and each room of the house.
  • Ensure the storage of incoming food, chemicals and cleaning supplies meet The University Club and ServeSafe quality standards.
  • Assist in organizing walk in cooler and freezer.
  • Retrieve items from walk in cooler, freezer or dry storage.
  • Notify Executive and/or Sous Chef of any low stock items.
  • Maintain a clean, neat and orderly kitchen.
  • Assist in deep cleaning to ensure high health inspection scores.
  • Dispose of used fryer oil in the proper grease holding location.
  • Empty and clean all trash receptacles from the house to the garbage bin area.
  • Break down all boxes and dispose of them in the cardboard dumpster.
  • Always follow safety and sanitation policies.
  • Break down and clean dish machine daily and empty water holding areas.
  • Uses Delimer on the dish machine, as needed.
  • Sweep and mop designated areas at the end of the shift.
  • Comply with the company’s safety standards and dress code always.
  • Must maintain a clean uniform, including the top, pants, hat or hairnet, apron and nametag.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.
  • Set a good example for all personnel through appearance in uniform and work ethic.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: $10.00 /hour