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Job Description

How to Apply

You must submit a resume in order to be considered for this position. #studentlife

Why Work at Michigan?

  • Earn a Living Wage - M|Dining positions range from $16 - $21 per hour, with annual increases.
  • Work-Life Balance - consistent schedules and paid holidays.
  • Diverse and Inclusive Environment - work in a culture that values creativity, difference, and inclusivity.
  • Culinary Excellence - M|Dining has received national recognition for culinary achievements.
  • Unbeatable Benefits - health, dental, vision, and matched retirement contributions.
  • Growth Opportunities - continuing education and tuition assistance, culinary certifications.
  • Locations near AAATA bus routes, with free bus fare for employees.
  • Having trouble applying? Contact foodiejobs@umich.edu.

Being part of something greater, of serving a larger mission of discovery and care that's the heart of what drives people to work at Michigan. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. It's adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good.


Accurately read and adhere to directions for use of cleaning agents and their application. 

Set up, operate, disassemble and maintain warewashing, kitchen and dining room cleaning equipment.

Accomplish all aspects of cleaning kitchen and service ware washing, by manual or automated methods.

Clean and maintain all kitchen and service equipment.

Clean and maintain all dining service areas.

Remove waste and recycling from dining service areas.

Transport and stock, supplies from storage areas to stations of use IE china, cleaning supplies, pots and pans.

Use organizational skills to prioritize and execute tasks in assigned work areas to assure all equipment, and facilities are available for service.

Complete assigned work, and inspect the work to ensure work is accomplished,  and standards are met in the areas of cleanliness, sanitation, and equipment is operational.

Communicate daily with culinary and management staff regarding equipment repair, serviceability issues, supplies, and safety concerns.

Operate and ensure that equipment utilized is operational, and handled safely, reporting mechanical issues to appropriate member of management.

Participates in training programs, and meetings as necessary or requested.

Understand and follow Health Code Regulations at all times for maintaining proper handling, labeling, storage, and use of all cleaning agents, including associated equipment. 

Maintain a clean work environment, ensuring proper sanitation is maintained, as well as the health, and safety of dining guests, and employees.

Required Qualifications*

  • Must be able to demonstrate communication skills both written and verbal; 

  • Adhere to cleaning agents directions, and their application; 

  • Ability to measure weights properly and understand weight vs volume;

  • Ability to assemble, disassemble, and operate kitchen equipment;

  • Ability to maintain a clean work area;

  • Ability to understand and implement “Serve-Safe Essentials”;

  • Ability to understand and implement OSEH and HACCP physical and food safety standards; 

  • Ability to utilize resources responsibly, and to recognize and minimize waste; 

  • Ability to move and transport objects weighing up to 50 lbs.;

  • Must be able to maintain a static position for extended periods of time;

  • Able to move quickly throughout the kitchen and dining hall as needed;

  • Ability to foster an environment that treats all with dignity and respect and report communication issues, conflict, and unfair practices to management; 

  • Ability to support and work in a diverse and inclusive environment;

  • Must demonstrate excellent customer service skills including the ability to interact with guests and co-workers.

Desired Qualifications*

Reasonable knowledge of University policies and procedures.

Work Schedule

Tuesday through Saturday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Sunday and Monday: OFF


NOTE: This is a 40 hour per week, year-round position.

Additional Information

Department: M|Dining - Mary Markley

Hourly Pay Rate: $18.69 - $19.31


* U-M is following all current public health guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Throughout the hiring process,  virtual meetings may be required.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the AFSCME union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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