Kitchen Utility Worker

at Middlebury College in Burlington, Vermont, United States

Job Description

The Kitchen Utility Worker maintains a clean and sanitary stock of dishes and utensils, washes and sanitizes all pots and utensils as necessary and stores items in appropriate areas.


+ Loads soiled dishes into dish rack and prepares dish machines for set cycle.

+ Loads appropriate soap levels and time cycles. Runs dishes through cycle.

+ Provides training for new staff members in proper safety and sanitation procedures and in the operation of dishroom equipment such as dishwasher, carts, etc.

+ Must follow sanitation guidelines.

+ Unloads and stacks dishes and glassware in appropriate storage areas.

+ Sorts silverware and utensils and places them in proper storage areas.

+ Maintains dish room equipment and reports malfunctions to Dining Room Supervisor or Commons Chef.

+ Washes all pots, pans and kitchen utensils and sanitizes all pots and utensils.

+ Stores in appropriate areas.

+ Sweeps and mops kitchen and dish room area.

+ Removes all trash cans from kitchen area and stores in appropriate area.

+ Rinses all trash cans and ensures they are properly and safely stored.

+ Operates all equipment in a safe manner.

+ Cleans and organizes back dock and receiving area.

+ Must comply with uniform/dress code.

+ Performs other duties as assigned to assist the department in obtaining and maintaining its mission.


No formal education is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of safety/sanitary aspects of food service areas and machine operation preferred.

Physical Demands

Must be physically able to lift 25 lbs. numerous times each day. Must be able to lift, as well as push and pull up to 60 lbs. frequently. This job requires frequent and repetitive bending, twisting, and overhead reaching. Must be able to stand for long periods of time and work in hot and humid conditions.


As an employee of Middlebury College, you will enjoy being part of a vibrant supportive community.

+ Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and competitive health, dental, life, disability, generous retirement matching, and vision benefits, Middlebury offers a generous time-away program – up to 34 days per year during the first two years of service, increasing as the term of service lengthens. Middlebury employees are eligible for robust educational assistance programs as well as free or reduced rates for cultural events and use of sporting facilities (including the College’s golf course and Nordic and alpine ski area). The result is a very high quality-of-life in a gorgeous setting.

+ Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and other perks of employment including:

+ MiddCard Privileges: access to athletic facilities, discounts at the College store, library privileges, and discounts at cultural and sporting events. In addition, the card allows door access to certain campus buildings. Spouses or domestic partners of benefits-eligible employees are eligible to receive a Spouse/Partner card with the same privileges as the employee card (except door access).

+ Discounts on season passes at Middlebury College Snow Bowl, the Ralph Myhre Golf Course and the Rikert Ski Touring Center.

+ Access to our Partner Inclusion Program that provides comprehensive support services to the spouses and partners of Middlebury employees.

A full listing of our benefit offerings can be found on our website by following this web link:…

Come join us and be a part of our team!

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Job Posting: JC229793472

Posted On: Dec 04, 2022

Updated On: Mar 25, 2023

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