1+ months

Food Service Worker 2

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

Food Service Worker 2

Req #: 171495
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 12/23/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $17.11 to $19.22 per hour 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally and medically - vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UWs School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Our Food and Nutrition department has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary/Hourly, Variable Shift, Food Service Worker 2 position. This position is part of the Nutrition and Food services team performing duties of preparing and serving food and beverages to patients and retail customers. The person in this position will regularly lead, assign, train, instruct, and check the work of others. They may also function as an assistant to cooks or bakers.
Some weekend work is required.

The Food Service Worker 2 position is part of the retail team performing a variety of duties in the preparation and serving of food and maintaining sanitary conditions of a food service operation. Under general supervision, this position is responsible for a food service areas remote from centralized dining areas.

Job Related knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently as assessed by Supervisor/Manager upon hire
Have corrective vision to size 12 type font and the ability to hear normal speech level
Knowledge of kitchen and dining room work, standard kitchen appliances and equipment, personal hygiene, sanitation, and housekeeping practices

Ability to:
Learn routines involved in preparing and serving of hot, grilled and cold foods
Maintain sanitary conditions
Follow written and oral instructions
Have respect in the work place


Promotes positive public relations and helps create a relaxing, enjoyable environment
Carry out responsibilities in an efficient, friendly, helpful and sensitive manner
Take cash payment for meals
Heat and dish hot foods for Late Evening Meal Service
Grill Items for early breakfast service
Request routine repairs
Work independently 95% of the time
Lead student employees and food service workers in operation of a remote food service area such as a snack bar counter, ice creamery, or soda fountain
Participate directly in food preparation and serving; Maintain quality and portion control and ensure use of standardized recipes and formulae
Prepare and serve specialty drinks hot or cold
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor
Direct the operation of separate snack bar, fountain service, or small dining area

Work Stations:
Espresso Caf
Late Evening Service Station
Maleng Building Caf


Working Conditions:
Potential exposure to airborne infectious diseases from patients, visitors of the caf
Exposure to cooking equipment such as combi oven, grill, ovens
Exposure to steam table
Exposure to wet areas and noise in the main kitchen, caf and dish area
Exposure to cleaning and sanitizing solutions
Ability to flex between Espresso Caf, Late Evening Meal Service, Maleng Building Cafe and Catering operations

Physical Demands:
Continuous moving about work area
Constant standing on feet eight (8) hours per day
Working in warm environments ( espresso machine)
Frequent bending, stooping, reaching overhead, and pushing/pulling carts up to 25 pounds unassisted
Lifting and carrying items up to 40 pounds unassisted
Clear, audible speaking
Correctable vision to size 12 type
Ability to hear normal speech level

Equipment Used:
Coffee makers, air pots, Ice cream cabinet
Espresso machine
Combi Oven
Cash register
Husky card machine


Food Handlers permit within one week of hire
Adherence to all policy and procedures of UW Medicine and HMC
Adherence to appearance policy and department dress attire standards
Department issued uniform must be worn
Uniforms must be wrinkle-free and shirts tucked in
Undershirts, socks, shoes, belts, and hair accessories must be black
Apron must be clean and changed when soiled and removed prior to entering restrooms
Hair must be completely contained in hair net while in the kitchen; beards and mustaches must be covered


Possession of a food handlers permit
Two years of experience including one year of lead experience or equivalent education/experience


Education & Experience:
Culinary or Nutrition-related Certificate, Associate or Bachelors Degree
Serv Safe Certification
Customer service experience such as at a snack bar counter, grill, ice creamer, or specialty coffee counter
Experience making light lunches, grilled foods, soft drinks, ice cream dishes or specialty coffee
Cashiering experience

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-20

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