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Job Description

Job Title: Food Service Attendant
Job ID: 904511951
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC St. Margaret
Department: Dietary and Cafeteria
Location: 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 15215


Responsible for the timely assembly, final preparation and service of nutritionally-appropriate and attractive meals. Practices appropriate food handling techniques and food safety procedures in all aspects of job. Demonstrates excellent customer service skills on a consistent basis.

  • Assures the necessary food and service equipment / utensils are secured for assigned area prior to meal service.
  • Adheres to department procedures regarding the operation of all food service equipment.
  • May also perform the following job responsibilities based on Facility/Department requirements:Inventories and stocks bulk supplies, following established procedures and designated timeframes.Patient Service Specific Responsibility: Serves patient meal tray using the designated department script, to include proper patient identification.Bus tables and sanitize tables and chairs.Deliver meals to residents' rooms when requested.Set tables for the following meal according to the Food Service Guidelines Manual.
  • Assembles and serves meals according to diet orders, menus and patient / guest specific requirements.
  • Maintains food safety and quality as mandated by PA Department of Health/Allegheny County Health Department/PA Department of Welfare (where applicable)
  • Adheres to hand hygiene and infection control procedures on a consistent basis when interacting with customers.
  • Performs sanitation for assigned work area in accordance with departmental procedures and health department guidelines.
  • Sweeps, mops, and cleans floors in cafe' service areas and kitchen areas.
  • Maintains food safety and cleanliness by applying HACCP concepts throughout service.
  • Adheres to department procedures regarding operation and cleaning of all food service equipment.
  • Accurately cleans equipment, tables, coolers, soiled areas and other areas as assigned.
  • Performs sanitation for assigned work areas in accordance with department procedures and health department guidelines.
  • Assures the cafe' service area is maintained during service hours by wiping tables, cleaning dining areas, keeping dirty trays controlled, and servicing customers as needed.
  • Assists with washing, sanitizing, and restocking of service-ware and tray delivery carts following established procedures.
  • Checks and records dish machine temperatures to ensure proper sanitation of service-ware, reporting any deficient temperatures to a supervisor.
  • Disposes trash according to procedures and cleans and sanitizes refuse containers.


  • High School Diploma/GED, OR Currently enrolled in high school program, OR1 year previous job experience required in lieu of High school diploma/GED. 
  • Work permit required if under 18 years old.
  • Customer service experience preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $13.51 to $20.53 / hour

    Union Position: No

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