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ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE:
Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.
The Utility Worker maintains the cleanliness and sanitation of work in the food service areas of assigned Dining Halls, including sweeping, mopping, trash removal, and restroom cleanliness. This position cleans and restocks trays, dishes, glasses, utensils, pots and pans in assigned Dining Halls. The Utility Worker also assists with loading and unloading trucks, setup and strike of dining and banquet rooms. As a certified California Food Handler this position follows the policies of the college and HACCP to ensure a safe, clean environment for the Pomona College community. Shifts will be determined based on the needs of the department.
Reporting directly to the Dining Room Manager and secondarily to the Dining Lead, the Utility Worker performs the following essential duties and responsibilities:
Must be California Food Handler certified, and successfully recertify every 3 years.
Maintain cleanliness of work in food service areas (e.g., floors, walls, trash cans, worktables).
Receive, sort and wash soiled trays, dishes, glasses, utensils, pots and pans using appropriate procedures with the dish machine (e.g., assure proper chemicals used at proper concentration, assure proper temperature of dish machine and water at least once per shift).
Restock trays, dishes, glasses, utensils, pots and pans before, during and after meal periods.
Sweep and mop floors on a regular basis and when spills are present.
Collect and take out trash from the service and kitchen areas.
Clean back dock, trash bins, trash cans, and place wet floor signs as needed.
Maintain cleanliness of restrooms.
Assist with loading and unloading trucks.
Assist with the setup of dining rooms and banquet rooms.
Provide excellent and professional customer service to students, faculty, staff, and external customers. Respond promptly to customer needs and questions and request assistance when necessary.
Follow and comply with all HACCP guidelines and the policies of the College and all applicable health and sanitation procedures and safe work practices.
Assist with accepting deliveries as needed.
Participate in training sessions provided by the College.
Perform special projects/tasks/duties and provide assistance as assigned.
Education: Any combination of education, training and/or experience equivalent to High School Diploma or GED that provides the required knowledge, skills and ability.
Licenses/Certificates: Must take and successfully pass the California Food Handler Certification within 30 days of hire and successfully recertify every 3 years. Must take and successfully pass a functional capacity test after job offer and prior to hire.
Experience: Experience with food services and hospitality assignments at an academic institution are preferred.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND CRITICAL SKILLS:
This position must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the job or must be able to demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed (with or without reasonable accommodation) using other knowledge, skills and abilities not listed below.
Deploy professional skills in food services and hospitality, in collaboration with colleagues, to best promote the College's strategic interests.
Knowledge of operation and maintenance of a variety of kitchen and dishwashing equipment.
Must maintain a friendly, professional and helpful demeanor around staff and customers to deliver superior customer service and food services to the Pomona College community and the general public.
Demonstrate effective, accurate and clear communication with strong verbal, written, interpersonal, reading, phone, and customer service skills. Follow all written and verbal instructions, asking questions as needed for clarification of projects/tasks/duties/assignments.
Handle all activities with patience, discretion, good judgment, and tact while working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Prioritize and perform multiple projects/tasks, meet deadlines/timelines, respond to others in a timely manner, and work both independently and as a collaborative member of the College with a high standard of integrity and ethics, in support of the College's strategic vision and the division's/department's annual goals.
Use strong organizational and time management skills to complete work with accuracy and a keen attention to detail.
Must safely lift and move supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and walk and stand for long periods of time.
Must report to work on time and in uniform at the start of each shift.
The regular hours for this full time position are 40 hours per week, 5 days per week, on a variable schedule. Overtime, holiday, weekend and evening work hours will be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule.
The hourly rate for this role is between $21.10 and $22.85 with a competitive benefits package. The specific factors that the College will consider when offering a salary to an individual will include, but not be limited to: education, training, relevant prior experience, and performance in prior roles.
This job description defines the essential job duties of this position. The College expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.