Food Service Worker (Altoona)

Penn State University

Penn State Altoona
Campus City:
Altoona, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Auxiliary and Business Services
Altoona Housing and Food Services
Full/Part Time:


Take orders from customers and dispense products following portion control, timing of products and temperature guidelines. Suggest certain products to customer to help with sales mix and increase sales. Position and check required utensils, equipment, signage, and food products according to the in-house and branded concept menu standards. Set up, operate, and close out register. Place money in safe and make change as needed. Prepare items for sale following established procedures and specifications detailed by in-house and branded concept standards. Attend specialized off-site training that may be required for work. Ensure customer service in unit meets or exceeds departmental standards. Set up, open, operate, and close unit according to policies, guidelines, and procedures set by the individual unit. Operate various equipment such as broiler, grills, fryers, beverage machines, microwave ovens, pizza ovens, bun toasters, slicers. Transfer, receive, store, rotate and inventory food supplies. Notify management of any shortages or problems concerning food and supplies. Store requisitioned food items and leftovers. Maintain work area and dining area in a clean and orderly condition. Wash and store pots and pans and equipment at pot sink area. Train and direct work of part-time employees in the various phases of the operation. Notify management of any problems. Maintain proper uniform. Ensure part-time employees are following proper dress code. Clean janitor closet. Vacuum carpeting in dining areas. Operate equipment such as floor machines, buffer, vacuum cleaner, window washer, etc. Report malfunctions of equipment to supervisor. Clean floors, ceilings, walls, windows, and lavatories, using ladder when necessary. Sweep, dust, mop, wash, scrub, wax, buff, strip, seal, and perform related activities in locations such as offices, storerooms, locker rooms, receiving dock, garbage area, dining room, etc. Assist in moving seating modules to designated arrangements for special functions. Dismantle and clean exhaust system and filters. Empty, clean and maintain garbage and trash cans. Notify supervisor of emergency situations; handle if possible until arrival. Check with supervisor over general operating procedures. Job Requirements: Requires the use of commercial English, grammar and arithmetic such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, including decimals and fractions; simple use of formulas, charts, tables, drawings, specifications, schedules, wiring diagrams, together with the use of adjustable measuring instruments, graduates and the like requiring interpretation in their various applications; or the posting, preparation, interpretation, use and checking of reports, forms, records and comparable data. Over 3 months up to and including 12 months of effective experience. Shift: Sunday 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday/Thursday 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday/Saturday 2:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Days Off: Tuesday, Wednesday


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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