Food Service Utility Worker

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New Haven, CT
Apr 20, 2019


Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.


Minimum - $13.66
Maximum - $21.02


Primary responsibility to be assigned based upon daily need (i.e., dishroom. pot washer, porter, hot food dipper, runner). Responsibility includes cleaning and sanitizing soiled serviceware and equipment in both the kitchen and cafeteria, setting up hot food work station and assembling patient food trays.

  • 1. Cleans pots and pans using pot machine as required. Cleans serviceware using dish machine as required.
  • 2. Maintains general work area in clean and orderly manner. Checks equipment to ensure proper temperatures are registering. Records temperatures daily in log. Uses disposable gloves when working, and observes sanitation procedures before handling utensils or food items. Cleans / restocks workstation thoroughly before leaving area for other assignment.
  • 3. Sweeps mops and scrubs kitchen floors. Demonstrates alertness to areas needing attention in avoiding the spread of infection or unsafe conditions such as blocking traffic areas, wet floors, etc.
  • 4. Assembles trays for general and therapeutic diets. Conscientiously prepares and portions special food items necessary for patient tray service. Promptly reports to stations or trayline at specified starting time. Always sets up work station with correct food items. Promptly reports food shortage or malfunctioning equipment on the trayline.
  • 5. Attends in-service meetings as required.
  • 6. Performs related duties as necessary including, but not limited too, the following. Fill ice machine daily, fill juice and coffee machines daily.
  • 7. Wraps silverware for patient meal trays.
  • 8. Retrieves dirty tray trucks from patient units, cleans /returns sanitized empty trucks to units. Make sure to leave no tray behind.
  • 9. Consistently follows established sanitation and personal hygiene guidelines to help prevent the spread of food borne illness. Maintains a clean and neat work area by adhering to the clean as you go policy. Proper hand washing techniques are followed at all times.



    High School graduate or GED required. **Employees employed by YNHH effective 9/12/2012 as a result of the acquisition of the Hospital of St Raphael may meet educational requirements with the applicable combination of education and experience and
    demonstration of current competences.


    Six (6) months to one (1) year in the food service industry required.


    Must be able to read, write and speak English. Must be able to stand in one place for up to three (3) hours. Must be able to push and pull food delivery trucks. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to perform similar or related duties as required or directed.




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    Job Info

    Job: 1931

    Department: Dietary
    Category: Service & Trades
    Sub Category: FOOD & NUTRITION
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: DAY/EVENING
    Hours: 0.00