Food Service Worker (part-time, Morris campus)

University of Minnesota
July 20, 2021
Morris, MN
Job Type


The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.


The University of Minnesota Morris, Dining Services seeks part-time Food Service Workers. These positions are part-time, 9 month, 0 - 40 hours, hours vary during the week with mostly Monday - Friday, will include weekends and reports to the General Manager and their management team at Dining Services. This position is represented by a Bargaining Unit: Teamsters. The qualifications are as follows:

Essential knowledge. skills and abilities

  • Must be able to read, write and interpret the English language
  • Must be able to perform simple math calculations
  • Must be able to move up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis
  • Must be able to stand for up to four hours at a time

About the Job

Purpose of the position

This position has the responsibility for quality food production, cleanliness and customer service to meet the needs of a diverse population of University of Minnesota Morris students, faculty, staff, visitors, and friends in Dining Services or Turtle Mountain Cafe.

This position is represented by the Teamsters Local 320 bargaining unit. According to article 2. I of the Teamster/University bargaining agreement, employees will work more than 67 days in a year, or more than 14 hours/week (35% time).

Employees in Dining Services are University of Minnesota employees, supervised by Sodexo management staff, UMM's contracted food service management company, and are governed by the Teamsters and University bargaining unit agreement.

Job duties:
Prepare, process and help serve high quality foods at Turtle Mountain Cafe and the Dining Hall: 80%

  • Processes hot and cold foods using some mechanical equipment (i.e., toasters, steam-jacketed kettles, etc.). Takes food and/or supply items to the storage areas and properly stores them following set procedures. May assist cook or senior food service worker in vegetable or fruit preparation. May do front line finish product cooking such as pizza station, grill station, or exhibition cooking. Works collaboratively and effectively with coworkers and other staff from a variety of US and international cultures.
  • Meets campus food preparation and presentation standards when helping with dining service.
  • Provides high quality customer service for students, faculty, staff and visitors from a variety of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Maintain quality and cleanliness standards 20%

  • Follows established food handling procedures. Maintains clean and sanitary conditions in work area (i.e., cleans work surfaces, wipes up spills). Follows established safety procedures. Observes and communicates to supervisors temperature variations not up to required standards. Reports breakdown of equipment to supervisor.
  • Puts away supplies. Communicates shortages in food and/or supplies within adequate time for restocking prior to meal period. Collects food and/or supplies needed prior to actual service. Prepares supply items in advance of actual assembly (i.e., wraps silverware, lines trays, fills dispensers, etc.). Assembles and portions food items for /meal service to meet campus food presentation standards.


Positions in this classification receive supervision from senior food operations personnel. These positions are typically non-supervisory in nature. This position reports to the UMM Dining Services General Manager and their management team. The General Manager is a part of Sodexo management staff, UMM's contracted food service management company.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and include your work history. Applications will be accepted during the academic year and remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, familial status, disability, public assistance status , membership or activity in a local commission created for the purpose of dealing with discrimination , veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

UMN Morris values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. UMN Morris is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the University experience for everyone .

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM)

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) makes its home on a 121-year-old campus on the western edge of the state and is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The small, close-knit campus emphasizes faculty/student collaboration in research, study abroad, and service learning. Deeply rooted in the tall grass prairies of Minnesota, the campus also has advanced sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives that have grown to levels of national leadership and touch nearly all aspects of campus life.

A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, the University of Minnesota Morris combines a student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. A founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), UMN Morris provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body numbers nearly 1500 with a student/faculty ratio of 11:1. UMN Morris serves one of the most diverse student bodies in Minnesota. More than forty percent of UMN Morris students are Native American, persons of color, or of international origin. UMN Morris is the only federally recognized Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution in the Upper Midwest.

UMN Morris is highly ranked by national publications - U.S. News & World Report as a top-ten public liberal arts college; Forbes as one of the best colleges and universities in the nation; and Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Morris campus in its list of "the best" and "most interesting" schools in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Morris students are taught by a faculty with the highest per capita representation in the University of Minnesota's Academy of Distinguished Teaching and students consistently win national awards, as demonstrated by UMN Morris's status among the top baccalaureate institutions producing student Fulbright awards. The campus is also a national leader in sustainability, evidenced by receipt of the inaugural Excellence in Sustainability award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and an AASHE STARS Gold rating.

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