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Employment Opportunity - Food Service Sanitation Laborer

Panther Dining is a division within Student Affairs that operates three residential dining centers, a food court, Panther Catering, a C-Store (Thomas Marketplace) and a coffee shop (Java B&B). We serve the EIU campus community and its guests with high-quality, efficient, and innovative dining options in a variety of settings. We add value to our customer’s on-campus experience by providing welcoming and inclusive dining facilities, high-quality food, and experienced and professional staff who care about those they serve and enjoy the relationships they build.

Our goal is to recruit and build a talented food service team here at EIU. We are seeking individuals that have a passion for food services, enjoy working with people and are looking for a great way to enter the industry. Working in food service offers many opportunities for the advancement of your career, but it generally requires little in the way of skills and specialized experience to get started.

Primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • Keep the kitchen and dining area clean and orderly, including the cleaning kitchen equipment
  • Cleaning and sanitizing the kitchen venues, storage areas, freezers, and other dining-related areas
  • Inventorying and ordering of food products and supplies
  • Assist with storage of delivered food products
  • Replace beverage syrups when necessary
  • Maintain and clean grease bins, and floor mats
  • Clean and operate dish machine, washing pots and pans
  • Follow food safety regulations at all times

Salary: $16.18 with a pay increase to $18.18 after six months and to $18.68 after one year. In addition to this wage, there is a $.55 shift differential added to the above wage when working 2nd shift.

In addition to the salary listed above, this is a full-time position offering excellent health insurance, life insurance, dental and eye coverage and we will pay for your meal during your shift.

The Civil Service examination for this position is a credentials assessment.  No participation other than the submission of application materials is required from qualified applicants. To apply, you may submit a completed application and resume online.

EIU offers an excellent benefits package, including competitive employee insurance premiums as well as flexible options for medical coverage. Vision insurance is included at no cost and dental insurance is available. Eligible employees participate in the State University Retirement System, which offers medical insurance upon retirement. Tuition waivers are offered for continued educational goals, and a generous paid time off package includes at least 11 paid holidays, earned vacation, and sick time. AA/EEOE

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