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Temporary Kitchen Helper I, Iowa Memorial Union Kitchen

Posting ID 130195
Department Campus Dining Operations/Student Life
Jobcode Kitchen Helper I
Working Title Temporary Kitchen Helper I, Iowa Memorial Union Kitchen

POSITION SUMMARY: The Division of Student Life; University Housing & Dining is seeking a Temporary Kitchen Helper I to join the team at the Iowa Memorial Union Kitchen.  Under direct supervision, this position will perform routine cleaning duties in an efficient, effective, and sanitary manner in the food service areas of Campus Dining Operations. Will also perform other related preparation and sanitization duties as required.


Duties to include:

  • Scraping, sorting and washing dishes, glassware, utensils, pots and pans. 
  • Operating and cleaning dishwashing and pot and pan machines. 
  • Moving clean dishes, glassware, utensils, pots and pans and supplies to and from storage areas. 
  • Disposing of garbage, and cleaning and sanitizing garbage can.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing food carts with live steam and detergents. 
  • Cleaning kitchen equipment including refrigerators, stoves, hoods, vents, slicers, choppers and tables. 
  • Cleaning and mopping floors and cleaning and washing walls. 
  • Cleaning and sanitizing utility cabinets, lockers and the loading dock. 
  • Assisting in arrangement of dining area equipment, supplies, etc., and in set up and clean up for special events. 
  • Assisting receiving or storeroom clerk as required. 
  • Assisting in on-the-job training of students and other employees assigned to the food service sanitation areas. 
  • Coordinating work of students and other part-time employees assigned to sanitation and food service areas. 
  • Performing other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.



Hourly Rate/Range: $16.00/hour



Hours: 20-40 hours/week 

Openings/Work Week: 

1st Position: 

  • Sunday - Thursday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm


2nd Position:

  • Thursday - Saturday from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Additional Hours: As needed


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  • Ability to understand and follow directions.


  • Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions. 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Knowledge of operation and care of dishwashing machines. 
  • Ability to maintain a safe, clean work area. 
  • Ability to insure dishes, pans, glassware, and utensils are properly scraped or rinsed before placing in dishwashing machine. 
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationship with others. 
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to count, add, subtract and convert to decimals. 
  • Knowledge of principles of sanitation, health hazards, and the necessary precautionary measures.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Phone: 319-335-3557
Application Instructions Please go to the Division of Student Life Application Portal to complete an online application:
Ad Start Date 09/19/2022
Ad End Date 01/01/2023

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