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Server (No OLCC) at Terwilliger Plaza Inc.

Posted in Restaurant - Food Service 30+ days ago.

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Type: Part-Time
Location: Portland, Oregon

Job Description:

Provides excellent restaurant service to Plaza members, employees, and guests in dining room, at room service and food catering delivery service, at special event service, and any activity that directly and indirectly influences a quality dining experience and guest satisfaction.    Must be able to perform work with very little or no supervision.


Essential Job Functions:

Work duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Greeting and seating of restaurant guests, order taking, order entries using POS system, serving of food and drink, bussing and resetting tables. 

  • Proper handling of cash transactions, POS order entries, and proper handling of guest tickets as instructed by Dining Room Manager. 

  • Performs cleaning, sanitation, and side work as assigned by Dining Room Manager.


Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Food handler’s card 

Years of Experience:

  • A minimum of six months job experience as a server or in a similar capacity. 


Knowledge / Mental / Skill Requirements:

  • Ability to work in a consistently positive manner to meet needs of retirement age clientele.

  • Communicate clearly and understandably in English, both orally and in writing.

  • Exhibits excellent customer service skills.

  • Must be able to perform work with very little or no supervision.

  • Maintains a calm, professional demeanor to others.

  • Ability to accept responsibility for direction, organizing, formulating practices, and making decisions.

  • Ability to influence people’s opinions, attitudes, or judgments about ideas or things, to motivate, convince, or negotiate.

  • Ability to deal with residents, guests and employees.

  • Ability to maintain relationships that facilitate task accomplishment; to cooperate and resolve conflicts; to recognize needs and be sensitive of others.

  • Ability to perform repetitive work, continuously performing the same work according to set procedures, sequence, or pace.

  • Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature, involving differences in techniques, procedures, physical demands, or work situations,  without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Work alone and as a member of a team, able to plan own work activities and work with a minimal amount of supervision.

  • Ability to identify task requirements, monitor progress toward accomplishment and meet deadlines for completion of projects in a timely manner.

  • Ability to receive guidance and supervision; follow work rules, procedures and safety practices; meet deadlines, punctuality and attendance standards, etc.

  • Ability to systematically identify and define problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement cost effective solutions.

  • Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are critical aspects of the job; to be subject to danger, risk, or tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

  • Ability to perform opening and closing procedures on POS System.

  • Responsible for all sales tickets being accounted for at end of shift.


List Equipment, Tools, Machines and Software used for the Position:

  • POS system, coffee and beverage machinery, commercial dishwasher, calculator, waiter’s corkscrew, bottle opener.


Physical Activities of the Position:

  • Normally works 7.5 hours per shift, however, this may be subject to change for business or care purposes.  Job may require hours that exceed 7.5 hours per day and/or 37.5 hours per week during peak periods, and for evening events.

  • Position requires two hand dexterity, ability to walk/stand/bend/stoop for prolonged periods; physical ability to lift/carry/push/pull/transfer up to 50 lbs.

  • Frequently (34%-66%) lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.), and stooping/bending.

  • Continuously (67%-100%) balancing, handling/feeling, reaching, talking, hearing, and seeing.

  • Occasionally (1%-33%) squatting & crouching.

  • Uses both feet for repetitive movement.

  • Uses both hands for repetitive activities (grasping, turning, and fine manipulation).

  • Ability to Carry a Tray Properly  


Mental Demands:

Alertness, precision, analytic ability, memory, creativity, concentration, communication with people, judgment, imagination, initiative, and patience.


Environmental Factors:

Subject to inside environmental conditions in a commercial kitchen, including noise, vibration, heat, cold, humidity & mechanical equipment.  Possible exposure to Noro virus.