SEIU Food Service Worker

Rochester, NY


Exercising courtesy in contacts with patients, customers and department staff, sets up, serves and cleans up food service area; prepares orders, such as soda fountain dishes, desserts, etc., as directed. Maintains prescribed standards of sanitation, housekeeping and safety in assigned work area.




Dishwashers; stove; microwave oven; grill; toaster; hot and cold counters; soda fountain; coffee urn, hot chocolate, iced tea, cream and juice dispensers; juice capper; food transporters and carts; cash register; and related equipment.


  1. Sets up food for serving, serves food according to prescribed manner, cleans utensils and equipment before, during and after serving. Checks completed tray before delivery to patients.

  2. Performs limited food preparation or final processing of simple salads, desserts, vegetables, etc., by cutting up items of food, dishing out portions, wrapping, labeling and rotating food.

  3. Sets up, maintains and cleans beverage containers including coffee, iced tea, hot chocolate, cream, juice and ice dispensers, and related equipment. Sets up condiment areas, salad, dessert and hot food counters; maintains adequate supply; and keeps area clean. Stores condiments and left-overs in a sanitary manner.

  4. Checks need for replacement of deleted or shortage of items and notifies proper personnel.

  5. Washes and sanitizes dining room tables and chairs cleans ash trays and maintains adequate supply of salt and pepper shakers. Sets up patient trays. Pulls and/or pushes food transporters as necessary in assigned work area.

  6. Maintains proper housekeeping, sanitation and safety standards in work area, including washing of table service implements, serving and preparation utensils, and food transporters. Reports defective equipment to the immediate supervisor. May occasionally act as fill-in cashier, handling cash and making change. May perform other food service duties as required.


Ability to read and write English, and to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (SEIU): How to request consideration for Transfer/Promotion after contractual posting period: Employees represented by SEIU must electronically apply in HRMS each time they wish to be considered for a vacancy beyond the contractual posting period. On-time qualified bidders for SEIU positions must be considered prior to any other candidates.

Pay Range

Pay Range: $17.00 - $23.06 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the first and last step pay rates for this job, as set forth in the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Individual pay will be set in accordance with terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Part-Time