Sodexo Inc. Food Service Worker in Gresham, Oregon

Description/Job Summary

Job Overview:

The Food Service Worker may work anywhere on property where food is prepared. This person will assist in setup and serving of food from counters and steamtables. Duties will include cleaning and sanitizing equipment and work stations. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Sodexo may identify other responsibilities of the position. These responsibilities may differ among accounts, depending on business necessities and client requirements.

/General Responsibilities:/

  • Reads recipes and/or product directions.

  • Estimates food requirements.

  • Operates a variety of kitchen utensils to weigh, measure, mix, wash, peel, cut, grind, stir, strain, season and knead foodstuffs for cooking, serving and storing.

  • Assists in the preparation of hot and/or cold foods, and properly stores food, utilizing knowledge of temperature requirements and spoilage.

  • Inspects workstations for compliance with service standards.

  • Keeps records and requisition for supplies/equipment as needed.

  • Cleans and sanitizes workstations and equipment following all Sodexo, client and regulatory rules and procedures.

  • May taste test products.

  • Sets up stations with entrees, soups, salads, breads, condiments, other food products and utensils.

  • Provides general stocking duties in service area.

  • Serves and replenishes food from counters and steam tables (sometimes using a conveyor food belt), and breaks down stations at the end of meal periods.

  • Brews coffee and tea.

  • May be required to restock other beverage areas.

  • Interacts with customers in the serving, retail and dining areas.

  • Assists customers with opening containers and cutting food when requested.

  • Attends all allergy and foodborne illness in-service training.

  • Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.

  • Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.

  • Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments.

  • Complies with all Sodexo HACCP policies and procedures.

  • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.

  • May work on a trayline to distribute food.

  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

/Job Qualifications:/


  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent experience.

  • No previous work experience required.

  • /Skills/Aptitude:/*

  • Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.

  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude.

  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.

  • Maintains a professional relationship with all coworkers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers, and client representatives.

  • Ability to use a computer.

  • Ability to provide clear directions and respond to employees.

  • Basic food-handling skills

  • /License/Qualifications/*

Certifications: None.

/General Qualifications:/

  • Willingness to be open to learning and growing.

  • Maturity of judgment and behavior.

  • Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.

  • Maintains a positive attitude.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule helpful.

  • Must comply with any dress code requirements.

  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.

  • Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity.

/Physical Requirements:/

  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.

  • Significant walking or other means of mobility.

  • Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).

  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds.

/Working Conditions (may add additional conditions specific to defined work location):/

  • Generally in an indoor setting; however, may supervise outside activities and events.

  • Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment; however, may be exposed to heat/cold during support of outside activities.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

  • Details*

Unit Specific Job Description & Summary

We are seeking on-call, substitute Food Service Workers for the Gresham-Barlow School District.

  • NO evenings

  • NO weekends

  • Work the same schedule as your children s school schedule

  • Have winter and spring breaks off! Summer too!

We provide uniforms, safety shoes and on-the-job training.

Beginning wage: $11.25

Other Requirements

  • Food Handler s card (within 30 days of hire)

  • Successfully complete Oregon Dept. of Education criminal history fingerprint verification (if job is offered). Cost is $74.00 to be paid within 30 days of hire.

Required Skills

We will provide training to employees to acquire the following required skills:


  • Follow proper food handling procedures.

  • Use proper equipment, wear appropriate personal protective clothing (PPE) and employ correct lifting procedures, as necessary, to avoid injury.

  • Follow company and department safety, security and loss prevention policies and procedures to ensure a clean, safe and secure environment.

  • Report work related accidents or other injuries immediately upon occurrence to manager/supervisor.

  • Follow all compliance programs (e.g. safety, fire, hazardous materials, waste, emergency management programs).

  • Follow policies and procedures for the safe operation and storage of tools, equipment and machines.

  • Identify and correct unsafe work procedures or conditions and/or report them to management and security/safety personnel.

  • Complete appropriate safety training and certifications to perform work tasks.

/Policies and Procedures/

  • Ensure uniform/dress code and personal appearance are clean, hygienic, professional and in compliance with company policies and procedures.

  • Follow all federal, state and local regulations as well as Sodexo/client policies and procedures (e.g. Quality Assurance, Safety, Operations, Human Resources).

  • Protect company tools, equipment, machines, or other assets in accordance with company policies and procedures.


  • Communicate with customers with a professional and polite demeanor.

/ Working with Others/

  • Support all co-workers and treat them with dignity and respect.

  • Partner with and assist others to promote an environment of teamwork and achieve common goals.

  • Develop and maintain positive and productive working relationships with other employees.

/Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement/

  • Comply with quality assurance expectations and standards.

/ Operations/

  • Maintain clean and clutter-free work space, including public areas.

  • Clean and maintain property and premises, ensuring all cleanliness standards are met.

/General Food Services/

  • Maintain cleanliness of work areas and serving areas throughout the day, practicing clean-as-you-go procedures.

  • Follows all Sodexo safety requirements within assigned area of responsibility, as well as all local, state and federal regulations.

  • Date, label and rotate all items according to company standards.

  • Store food following company cooking and storage temperature guidelines.

  • Eliminate cross contamination by processing and handling raw and ready-to-eat products separately.

  • Ensure that coolers, freezers and steam wells are set at the correct temperatures. Label and record equipment and food temperatures on HACCP chart.

  • Notify management of maintenance repair issues.

  • Report any employee, customer and/or vendor incidents and accidents to management and Security at the time of the incident and/or accident.

  • Assist own and other departments when needed to ensure optimum service to customers.

  • Organize cleaning chemicals and supplies and keep them separate from food products.

  • Clean and sanitize floors, food equipment, prep and service areas.

  • Inspect storage areas for organization. Use “First In, First Out (FIFO) cleanliness and rectify any deficiencies.

  • Communicate additional meal requirements, allergies, dietary needs and special requests to the kitchen.

  • Complete and maintain required departmental paperwork (such as, throw away record sheets, invoices, assignment notices).


  • Prepare food items (such as, sandwiches, salads, soups, beverages).

  • Ensure trays, utensils, plates and cups are clean and undamaged prior to use.


  • Allow cleaned items to air dry.

  • Ensure clean wares are stored in appropriate areas.

  • Use detergent, rinsing and sanitizing chemicals in the 3-compartment sink at the appropriate levels to clean dishes. Ensuring the chlorine levels are between 50 and 100 parts per million and water temperature is sufficiently hot.

  • Collect dirty pans from the cooking line and transport to pot station for cleaning.

  • Inspect, pull and stack cleaned items. Send soiled items back for re-scrubbing and re-washing.

  • Hand wash dishes as appropriate.

  • Ensure water temperature and chemical levels are appropriate to run the dishwashing machine and complete proper documentation.

  • Clean dishwashing machine, including removing trash and spraying the inside of the machine. Clean and unclog the spray arms and jets, outer surfaces of the machine and troubleshoot malfunctions as required.

  • Rack dirty items (e.g. silverware & plate ware).

/ Maintenance, Sanitation and Cleaning Activities/

  • Clean equipment surfaces (e.g. counters, tables, shelves). Table items and work station following “MAC cleaning procedures using approved cleaning chemicals, compounds and products.

  • Clean room, including sweeping, disposing of trash and wiping counters and tables.

  • Clean and mop all areas in assigned departments (e.g. sink area, shelves and counters in dish room, tops of chemical bottles, outside of the dish machine, dish room door and walls, bus carts). Display “wet floor signs.

  • Break down cardboard boxes and place them and other recyclables in recycle bin.

  • Empty full trashcans, ensuring each can is clean, re-lined and covered. Maintain dumpster area.

  • Clean and maintain storage and stock areas.

  • Clean and maintain sanitation areas and organize cleaning supplies including hanging up mops and brooms.

  • Transfer supplies and equipment within/between storage and work areas such as pantry and dish room.

  • Organize supply rack, including pots, pans, serving spoons, utensils, etc.

Critical Competencies

Personal Attributes

  • Safety orientation

  • < >Good communication skills

  • Good personal hygiene

  • Qualifications*

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Entry-level, we will provide all training

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