Dining Hall Worker A

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Auxiliary and Business Services
Pollock Dining Commons
Full/Part Time:


Prepare machines for operations; report malfunctions to supervisor; drain and clean machines. Clean and wash soiled dishes, glasses, silverware, trays, utensils, conveyor belts and other equipment. Remove, stack and store clean dishes in proper areas. Bleach or otherwise remove stains from china and glasses, as scheduled; polish brass, stainless steel, etc.; clean, burnish and detarnish silver. Wash, scour, rinse, dry and properly store pots and pans used in preparation of meals. Set up dining hall serving counters, beverage and condiment stations, with appropriate food, beverage, ice and supplies; replenish serving lines with silver, trays, napkins and dishes, as needed. Serve food and/or beverages in posted portion sizes; turn warmer units on or off before and after each meal. Return food, dishes, utensils, etc. to kitchen when serving line is closed. Operate kitchen equipment such as potato peeler, dish machine, scrubbing machine, buffer, etc. Clean, sweep, mop, wax and buff, strip and seal assigned areas, such as floors in dining rooms, around counters, traffic areas, stairs and basement floors, following daily and weekly periodic cleaning schedules. Use ladders and scaffolding in the cleaning of windows, ceilings, walls and light fixtures; also replace light bulbs, when necessary. Clean various locations, such as offices, kitchen areas, snack bars, serving pantry, linen room, rest rooms, receiving dock, garbage areas, elevators, storerooms, stairwells, etc. Collect and remove refuse, garbage, etc. to be designated locations; operate incinerators and disposals, as required. Assist in unloading and distributing incoming supplies and taking inventory. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly condition. Make minor adjustments such as tightening screws, adjusting belts, replacing cotter keys, screws, etc. Report any malfunction or damage to equipment, furnishings or facilities to supervisor. Perform other duties related or similar to the type described above. Job Requirements: Requires the use of simple writing, adding, subtracting, whole numbers and the carrying out of instructions; and the use of fixed gauges and direct reading instruments and devices in which interpretation is not required. Up to 3 months of effective experience. Shift: Sunday/Wednesday/Thursday 12:54 p.m.-9:24 p.m., Friday/Saturday 12:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Days Off: Monday, Tuesday


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These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088