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Utility Worker

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The Utility Worker is responsible organizing, cleaning, and sanitizing kitchen facilities, dining and lounge facilities, dining services equipment, and china glass and silver.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cleans kitchen and dining service area floors, hard surfaces, storage areas, fixtures, and equipment in accordance with all daily and weekly cleaning schedules.
  • Prepares china, glass, silver, utensils, pots and pans, and equipment for cleaning by rinsing and pre-soaking as appropriate.
  • Operates dishwashing equipment and 3-compartment sinks to properly clean and sanitize china, glass, silver, utensils, pots and pans, and equipment components.
  • Tests dishwashing equipment and 3- compartment sinks for proper operating temperature and levels of sanitizer in accordance with safe food handling guidelines.
  • Transports and stores clean small wares to their proper storage place.
  • Disposes of all wet garbage, trash, and cardboard boxes throughout the work shift in order to maintain a clean, uncluttered and safe work environment.
  • Assists with proper storage of all food and supply deliveries and break down and removal of resulting trash.
  • Attends training courses and participates in other professional development activities as required.
  • Report any suspicion or evidence of elder abuse, mistreatment or neglect as outlined in Personnel Policies.

Knowledge and Skill:

  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team based environment.


  • Must be able to clearly and proficiently communicate with people of all ages and abilities, displaying consideration of their rights and sensitivities, while maintaining an energetic, positive attitude.
  • Must be able to read and write English, and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Must maintain a clean and well-groomed appearance and follow the dress code as outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends, evenings, rotating shifts, and occasional overtime.
  • Be in good health, and physically and mentally capable of performing assigned tasks.
  • Demonstrates freedom from pulmonary tuberculosis by a health screening performed by a physician not more than (6) months prior to or (7) days after employment
  • Must be cleared in a criminal background check administered in the state of Virginia.
  • High School education or GED preferred, but not required
  • Certified in safe food handling.

Mental and Physical Requirements:

  • Requires ability to stand and walk short distances for extended periods of time
  • Stoops for and bends at the knees, twisting from side to side at the waist.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds to waist height and 40 lbs to shoulder height
  • Must be able to push 200 lbs. on a cart with casters
  • Requires reaching above, below and at shoulder level
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.