Dining Hall Job Descriptions

All Students: Follow HACCP guidelines per training. Be friendly and courteous. Maintain contact with kitchen staff, management, serving staff and customers to ensure quality customer service. Set up and replenish your assigned station. Clean your station before, during and after your shift. Be on time, dressed appropriately and ready to work. Be prepared to perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Job TitleDescriptionPayrate
TrainingPayrate for all positions until training has been completed.$8.15
Line ServerSet up/break down serving line. Restock line as needed before, during, and after meal period. Serve food following assigned portion controls. Assemble plates or food items per customer order.$8.85
StockerStock grocery items, beverage stations/coolers, and counter areas. Keep the eating area clean and sanitized.$8.85
Coffee Cart HelperAssist in keeping the cart and it sales area stocked with food, beverages, groceries, and associated goods. Assist in keeping the eating area neat and clean. Perform tasks as assigned by the supervisor.$8.85
Azariah’s HelperSet up coffee service counter and condiments, brew coffees, refill as required. Keep serving counter and area neat and clean. May include serving pre-packed snacks or desserts. Record sales on register. Close service and area at assigned time.

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These positions require at least one semester of CDS experience with excellent attendance and discipline records, work without direct supervision, and approval by the manager. Inquire about positions at cdsjobs@oberlin.edu.
$8.85
Bake Shop HelperAssist in the preparation of baked and general dessert goods in the Bake Shop. May include cutting and dishing/boxing of items and maintaining a full dessert serving table.$8.85
Line CheckerSwipe meal cards as instructed. May also include the following: wipe all dining room tables; sweep and mop linoleum floors; vacuum rugs in dining area.$8.85
Dining Room AttendantWipe/sanitize all dining room tables. Sweep and mop linoleum floors. Vacuum rugs in dining area. Assist runners when needed. Assist in keeping beverage areas neat and clean.$8.85
Line Runner – Desserts, Salads, DeliAssist in keeping the serving lines stocked with food and plates. Set up the cold serving lines prior to meal time. Break down and clean cold serving stations. May assist in cutting/portioning/dishing items for station stocking.$9.15
Line Runner, StevensonAssist in keeping the serving lines stocked with food and plates. Set up the cold serving lines prior to meal time. Break down and clean cold serving stations. May assist in cutting/portioning/dishing items for station stocking.$9.55
CounterIncludes Exhibition, Deli, Sushi Roller, Smoothie. Set up and break down exhibition/counter stations. Restock products as necessary before, during, and after serving times. Prepare specialty food and/or beverage items per customer specifications while following assigned portion control measurements and safe food handling practices. This may include use of commercial kitchen appliances, knives, and general cooking equipment. Prepare house-packaged items as directed. Strict attention to food service regulations and superior customer service skills are required along with the ability to acquire the specific food preparation skills needed. Failure to successfully perform these functions may result in removal from position (no disciplinary action indicated).$9.55
Azariah's CounterSet up coffee bar and all necessary beverage and paper goods. Set up/display food items as instructed. Inventory products. Prepare beverages per customer orders and by recipes/written guidelines. Record sales on register. Restock all coffee and related items as needed. Close service area as instructed. Keep serving area and equipment sanitized. Other tasks as assigned by the manager.

Special info about these positions »

These positions require at least one semester of CDS experience with excellent attendance and discipline records, work without direct supervision, and approval by the manager. Inquire about positions at cdsjobs@oberlin.edu.
$9.55
DishesAssist in cleaning off cafeteria trays returned by diners. Rinse off and stack glasses, silverware, and plates. Run racks through dishwasher. Take out clean dishes, separate silverware into bins, and keep dish room clean.$9.95
Dishes - FloatComplete the work of the dish position or any student position directed by the manager for each shift or part of a shift. This position must be willing to work any student position in that facility at the manager’s discretion.$9.95
PotsAssist in washing/sanitizing/drying all pots, pans, and serving utensils as required. Store each item properly and safely. Keep washing area clean.$9.95
Student ManagerAssist the managers with checking student workers in. Keep students on task (correct and discipline as necessary). Perform any/all student jobs as required including during student meal breaks. Prepare write-ups as needed. Confirm student work has been completed at closing time and release students to leave. Other tasks as assigned by manager.

Special info about these positions »

These positions require at least one full semester of CDS experience, experience in most student jobs, and approval for hire by the manager. Inquire about positions at cdsjobs@oberlin.edu.
$10.10
CateringSet up catered events by preparing linens, stemware, etc. Pull together equipment needed for the event. Waiters/Waitresses provide table side and buffet line food and beverage service for guests. Special dress code is required. Must work well with the public and co-workers.$9.95