Food Service Assistant, Senior

General Function

Performs a variety of tasks related to preparing and assisting in the preparation of meals for University students and guests

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Performs kitchen prep including turning on equipment and assembling correct utensils; monitors oven and refrigerator temperatures.
  • Maintains clean and sanitary work and dining areas which may include sweeping and scrubbing, cleaning tables, countertops, and machines or washing dishes and utensils.
  • May prepare recipes; measures and mixes ingredients; operates ovens; may slice meat.
  • May prepare reports of food production and consumption.
  • Serves as informational resource to student employees and other staff.
  • Works in FSS (Food Service Suite) modules for recipes, menus, orders, inventory and possibly
  • Performs ordering of product and supplies to maintain daily operations in addition to production needs. Performs inventory calculations and data entry to maintain a perpetual inventory/stock.
  • Creates prep lists and production schedules
  • May assist with assigning duties and specific tasks to FSAs & student employees and assures that such tasks are completed in a timely manner. Assists in evaluating the performance of FSAs.
  • Maintains clear and consistent communication regarding production needs, event service and operations with co-workers and supervisors

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Food Service Manager of operation, head of other campus food preparation/distribution/serving area, or student manager

Direction Given: Occasional training and monitoring of student and classified employees

Minimum Requirements

Requires a high school diploma or GED and one year of commercial kitchen experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of basic food preparation techniques
  • Knowledge of sanitation techniques
  • Ability to understand and follow directions
  • Knowledge of cooking techniques
  • Should be a self-driven team players who is competent without supervisor
  • Ability to performance basic math including fractions, rations and decimals
  • Ability to think strategically and solve problems

Working Conditions

Physical effort usually requires considerable walking, standing, bending, twisting, pushing and pulling, with some lifting of materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds. Somewhat disagreeable working conditions due to exposure to high temperatures. Some element of personal risk due to very hot surfaces.

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

Functional Title

Food Service Assistant, Senior

Job Code


Classification Series

Food Service




Housing, Dining, Recreation, and Business Services


Non exempt

Last Updated

January 2018