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    The Food Service Worker, communicates directly to veteran patients who are ages 18 through the geriatric years, predominantly male, with all diagnosis found in late adolescence, early mid-life, and late adulthood. The Food Service Worker does task with several steps or a sequence of tasks that requires attention to work operations. They follow set procedures in accomplishing repetitive assignments and follow an established sequence of work.

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    Some duties may include:
    • Performing reliably and dependably as a Food Service Worker based on past work and/or school performance.
    • Cleaning walk-in refrigerators and freezers in a food service or food handling organization.
    • Making sandwiches using prepared ingredients for cafeteria or buffet lines.
    • Stoops, bends, and stretches for job related materials.
    • Lifts or moves objects weighing up to 40 pounds.
    • Loading and operating a continuous conveyor belt feeding dishwasher.
    • Carrying out preventive maintenance and cleaning by removing inspection doors, strainer pans, and spray arms of a dish machine.
    • Sweeping and mopping floors repetitively in high traffic areas such as corridors, entry ways, cafeterias and other areas.
    • Delivering meals, which may include hot foods and liquids, to patients' bedsides or patrons.
    • Reading and following instructions with regard to safety data sheets for hazardous chemicals.
    • Applying sanitation principles to safeguard food against spoilage and waste.

    Work Schedule: Rotating schedule, Tour to be determined
    Position Description Title/PD#: /631-00119-A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

    Physical Efforts: Work involves light to moderate physical effort. Continuous standing and walking and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling and bending. May be required to perform heavy work, such as scouring and scrubbing large size cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing and delivering supplies. They also may be required to work on ladders and use powered cleaning equipment. They frequently lift or move objects weighing uo to 40 pounds.

    Working Conditions: The work is performed in kitchen areas where the steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often cause uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity. The working area is well lighted but usually noisy from food service activities, and there is danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped. Food service workers are regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    7408 Food Service Working

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