The University of Texas at Austin Food Preparation/Service Worker in Austin, Texas

Food Preparation/Service Worker

Hiring department

Housing & Dining

Monthly salary

$2,036+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week

40.00 Variable

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Non-exempt

Earliest Start Date Immediately

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

Work days, area and work hours may vary based on the needs of the Unit, the University and Housing and Dining (UHD). Selected candidate must provide verification of education and/or experience.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Provide production and support for food preparation, which includes but is not limited to cooking, stocking, rotating, serving, and maintaining of products within Housing and Dining.

Essential Functions

  1. Greet and interact with customers in a professional and upbeat manner. Serve a high quality product during open dining hours. Products may include performing short order or made to order cooking, while providing excellent customer service. Ability to read, follow and understand recipes. 2. Break down, clean all serving areas and equipment, and properly store, label and date left over food items from the serving / dining area. Take and record temperatures and ensure cleaning and detail cleaning tasks are completed throughout the shift. 3. Set up, stock, clean and replenish the serving area during shift in compliance with location and food safety guidelines. Monitor, stock, and rotate inventory items. Inventory of items may in dry storage area, cooler / freezer, or beverage stations. 4. Collect and document production records before, during and after service. Complete other tasks as assigned. 5. Effectively communicate with customers and coworkers. Seek direction at beginning of shift and keep open communication with Management and staff throughout shift.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Work as a team member in a diverse environment, encourage and promote diversity. Perform other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Experience following basic work instructions. Experience in stocking coolers, and maintaining work area, and preparing food in a commercial establishment. Experience preparing food in a commercial establishment with significant customer interaction. Be able to work independently and with others while working in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills with a professional demeanor. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

High school graduation or GED. 1 year or more of food preparation / recipe experience in a fast paced/high volume retail food service environment. Six months or more of experience receiving, stocking of dry items, beverages, and frozen merchandise. Demonstrated ability in training and guiding other staff in their duties. Ability to multi-task and work with little supervision. Demonstrated ability to receive, respond, and follow through with written and oral University and Housing and Food policies, procedures and work-related instructions and requests from supervisors, customers, and co-workers. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills. Professional demeanor and ability to work with a diverse staff and customer base. Have and maintain a current ServSafe Certificate or a current Travis County Food Handlers Card.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)

May work in all weather conditions

May work in extreme temperatures

May work around chemical fumes

May work around biohazards

May work around chemicals

May work around electrical and mechanical hazards

Use of manual dexterity

Climbing of stairs

Climbing of ladders

Lifting and moving

Pushing, pulling and moving up to 50 pounds; Lifting and moving up to 62 pounds. Must successfully complete testing for strength and agility prior to employment.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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