The utility worker performs a number of kitchen activities including pot washing, dish washing, general
cleaning duties, and storing food and non‐food supplies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Set up the dish machine and three compartment sink
- Wash pots, pans, dishes, and utensils
- Distribute and store clean pots, dishes, and utensils
- Record concentration of all sanitizing solutions in both the dish machine and 3 compartment sink
- Clean and sanitize production equipment, work surfaces, and kitchen according to cleaning schedule and procedures
- Empty trash containers as required, including those on the 2nd and 3rd floors after each meal
- Sweep and mop all floors
- Keep floor drains clean and free of dirt, grease and trash
- Deliver “to go” meals to residents
- Adhere to the policies and procedures of the business with the highest practical standards
- Participate in and maintain current status on all training and education required by the company
- Communicate effectively with all members of the staff, residents and business partners
- Provide feedback to others for continuous quality improvement of the entire organization
- Openly accept feedback from others for the continuous quality improvement of the entire organization
- Escalate issues when there is appearance that business standards of quality are not present
- Comply with all rules and regulations of the organization, including HIPAA and safety
- Perform other duties as assigned
Education and Experience: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill,
and/or ability required.
- High School diploma or equivalent work experience required
- Ability to perform simple arithmetic as well as to understand measurements and conversions
- Responsible for meeting and maintaining state and local certification requirements (Food Handler certification)
Previous experience in nursing home food service or in a restaurant preferred
Essential Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill,
and/or ability required.
- Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
- Detail orientation
- Ability to manage multiple priorities
- Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently
Physical Demands: The physical demands describe here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear
- Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to feel, and reach with hand and arms
- Possess the ability to fulfill any office activities normally expected in an office setting, to include, but not limited to: remaining seated for periods of time to perform computer based work, participating in filing activity, lifting and carrying office supplies (paper reams, mail, etc.)
- Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
- Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding)
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
- Entire building, including resident rooms and common areas
- Exposure to odors, noise, heat, steam, in/out walk‐in freezer, cleaning chemicals, and detergents
- The noise level in the work environment is usually low
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions of this position.