Kitchen Utility Worker at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California

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Job Description:

Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Statement  
                                 In addition to its commitment to a harassment-free educational and working environment, the College is an equal employment opportunity employer. The College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable state and federal laws on the matter. The College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including gender, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition or medical leave, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law. The College also prohibits the harassment of any employee on any of these bases.
Location:Claremont, CA
Job Posting Title:Kitchen Utility Worker
Job Details and Requirement:

* This is a 9 month, regular position. The working hours are 40 hours per week, 5 days per week, or variable schedule based on business needs.


This position may be responsible for washing dishes in the dish room, sanitation and breakdown of the dish machine and dish room, washing pots and pans by hand, sweeping and mopping floors, walk-ins and storerooms. Lifting up to 50 pounds on a regular basis. Sanitation is a key element of this job.



Reporting to the Director of Operations performs the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with staff to set up the dish machine before the start of the meal service, wash dishes in the dish room by hand and keep tray return cleared during the meal service. Break down and clean the dish machine at the conclusion of the meal service.

  • Restock small wares in the servery/kitchen as needed. Assist in the dining area as needed.

  • Work with utility staff to maintain the dish room; return kitchen and catering supplies to assigned areas, re-stock dishes in the servery.

  • Sweep and mop the servery and kitchen floors. Remove, clean, and replace floor mats throughout the dining hall by hand as needed and at closing. Complete a thorough cleaning of all floors at closing each day.

  • Wash pots and pans by hand in a three-compartment sink.

  • Empty kitchen trash cans and ensure loading dock remains clear of spills and debris.

  • Put away deliveries, rotating stock each time and organizing the walk-in coolers. Breakdown all boxes and separate for recycling.

  • Restock and maintain Beverage Station including, cups, lids, mugs, condiments, juice, coffee, soda, milk and specialty beverages. Fill ice at stations before the start of the meal service and as needed.

  • Keep the dish room area organized and sanitary, being aware of potential cross-contamination hazards.

  • Final cleaning of all dishes, sanitation and breakdown of dish machine at the end of day and final sweep and mopping of the dish room. Final emptying of all trash.

  • Assist in restocking to-go items at the cashier desk.

  • Other duties may be assigned as appropriate. This includes, but is not limited to, daily, weekly, monthly cleaning, washing pots and pans by hand in a three-compartment sink and cross training as time permits.

  • Follow proper sanitation directives as established by the Health Department. Comply with internal policies and procedures as they apply to food sanitation and safety within the Dining Hall department. This includes, but is not limited to, keeping work area clean, properly/safely using equipment and keeping the floor free of food/liquid that may be a potential safety hazard, and adhering to the agreed work schedule.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

The successful candidate will also be able to perform the following essential functions:

  • Take and follow directions.

  • Work cooperatively with others.

  • Receive and respond appropriately to constructive criticism.

  • Display a positive attitude.

  • Balance multiple tasks and priorities.

  • Performs other essential duties and tasks specific to the position.

EDUCATION: Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

EXPERIENCE: Experience working in a fast-paced commercial kitchen preferred.

LICENSES: A California food handler card is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand, walk, bend, climb, push, pull, stoop, twist, stretch, squat, reach and lift up to 50 lbs. from floor to waist level without assistance. Must be able to work on feet for prolonged periods of time. Must take and successfully pass a functional capacity test after job offer and prior to hire.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: Individual must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge skills and abilities.

  • Knowledge of food sanitation policies and procedures is required.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced commercial kitchen using commercial kitchen utility equipment preferred.

  • Take initiative in performance of your work tasks, and be willing to assist others as needed.

  • Be respectful and courteous to coworkers, customers, visitors, managers and others. Communicate clearly and professionally.

  • Must be able to establish cooperative working relationships and work well with minimal supervision.

  • Complete work with a sense of urgency, accuracy, and attention to detail.

  • Must be able to satisfactorily understand and follow job related instructions in English, both orally and written.

  • Use organizational and time management skills.

  • Deploy professional skills in collaboration with colleagues, to best promote the College's strategic interests and provide the best quality on campus food service.


REQUIRED HOURS: The regular hours for this position line up with a 9-month academic calendar. The regular hours for this position are 40 hours per week, 5 days per week, or variable schedule based on business needs. Overtime, holiday, weekend and evening work hours will be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or department. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule.

PAY RATE: $17.00 per hour


This is a 9-month position.

This is a non-exempt position. This is a regular position.

This is a part-time position due to it being a 9 month position.

This is a benefits-eligible position.

Supervisor - AB1825: No

Mandatory Reporter - CA Penal Code: No

Responsible Employee - Title IX: No

Campus Security Authority - The Clery Act: No

Required On-site or Remote Personnel

During an emergency, required on-site or remote personnel provide services that relate directly to the health, safety, and welfare of the College, ensure continuity of key operations, and maintain and protect College properties.

On-site personnel are expected to come to work in emergency situations unless they are specifically excused by their departments. On-site personnel are required to report to Campus to perform required function.

Remote personnel can continue operations without physically reporting to campus.

Is this position:

On-Site No

Remote No

IPEDS Category Job Code: 35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

Physical Requirements: Heavy (up to 50 lbs.)


GROOMING AND APPEARANCE: The Claremont Colleges seek to maintain a neat and professional image at all times. A uniform is required and will be provided.

BACKGROUND CHECK: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a full consumer background check. This position requires the successful completion of a post-offer physical agility test. Employment is contingent on the satisfactory results of the aforementioned, in addition to compliance with requirements cited in this job description.

This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of this position. It is assumed 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 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.
When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the College will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.


Employment with the College is "at-will" meaning that the terms of employment may be changed with or without notice, with or without cause, including, but not limited to termination, demotion, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, duties, and location of work. There is no agreement express or implied between the College and you for continuing or long-term employment. While the College has every hope that employment relationships will be mutually beneficial and rewarding, employees and the College retain the right to terminate the employment relationship at will, at any time, with or without cause. The President is the only person who can modify or alter the at-will employment relationship.

Claremont McKenna College hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.  Inquiries may be directed to the Director for Human Resources, 528 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-4015, (909) 621-8490.  All applicants must complete and submit an online application to be considered for an open position.

Employment is contingent upon new employee providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for aliens, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States, applicant's acceptability for positions requiring use of a college vehicle is contingent upon a driving record acceptable to the College's automobile liability insurance. Promotion from within is encouraged whenever qualified employees of Claremont McKenna College are available. Interested employees of the College are urged to contact the Office of Human Resources if qualified for any open position. Please do not contact departments directly.
Disability Accommodations
                                                                                    In compliance with applicable laws ensuring equal opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, CMC will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual (applicant or employee) with a disability if the disability affects the performance of essential job functions, unless the accommodation results in an undue hardship for the College. Employment decisions are based on the merit and not an individual's disability.               An applicant or employee who requires an accommodation should contact the immediate supervisor and the Human Resources Office. If multiple accommodations are identified that do not pose an undue hardship for the College, the selection of an accommodation will be at CMC's discretion. To request disability accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (909) 621-8490 or for assistance.
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