Food Service Dishwashers

Date Posted: 10/05/2021
Type/Department:Staff in Hampshire Food
Search Status:Position Filled
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Hampshire College Department:  Dining Services        

Job Title: Food Service Dishwasher

Position Type: Full Time Schedule: 40 Hours a week – 10-month employment cycle August 1 to May 31

Pay Range/ Status: $15.00 Hour Non-Exempt

Location: Hampshire College Campus in Amherst, MA

Reports to: Director of Dining Services

Anticipated Start Date: Immediately


Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is located on a beautiful rural campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. We provide residential undergraduate education to nearly 600 students. Each department at Hampshire College contributes to the collaborative culture of the organization and plays an important role in the success of the College. Our Dining Services department provides high quality meal services to students, employees, and guests in the form of take-out, dining-in, and catering from multiple locations on campus. Dining Services is a creative, collaborative, and positive work environment. As part of the Dining Services team, you will be instrumental in the department achieving its mission and goals!

The food service dishwasher ensures cleanliness of all utilities. Duties include scraping and rinsing food from dirty dishes and washing them by hand or placing them in racks or on conveyor to dishwashing machine depending on assigned equipment; washing pots, pans and trays based on assigned procedures; removing trash and placing it in designated containers; steam cleaning or hosing out garbage cans; opening and/or closing the unit following all set procedures; and ensuring the units meet the expectations for quality, productivity and safety. The food service dishwasher will maintain temperatures and chemical levels as outlined by provided standards; keep dish area orderly and in compliance with safety standards; and ensure complete cleanliness and sanitation.

A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred but not required. Qualified candidate must be resourceful, resilient, self-motivated, and energetic. This position will require good verbal communication skills; ability to be organized, detail oriented, and to multi task; and a cheerful disposition when communicating with guests. Candidate must be able to lift a minimum of 35 lbs.; frequently bend and twist from the waist; stand for extended periods up to four consecutive hours; and require frequent use of hands and arms. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.

This 10-month, 40 hour/week benefited position has an employment cycle of August 1 through May 31. While the position is 40 hours a week, Dining Services employees have some flexibility with scheduling. The hourly pay rate for this position is $15.00 with excellent benefits program including health, dental, vision, an employee assistance program, a retirement plan, tuition benefits, and more! Please submit your application and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at If you require assistance in completing an online application, or have questions about this position, please call 413-559-6985.

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer and deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We’re particularly committed to revealing and combating the social and institutional structures that support racism and white supremacy in all phases of employment and college life. We believe that the educational and employment environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to work and grow. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, veterans, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Hampshire College is committed to removing barriers to employment faced by equity-seeking groups and encourages (but does not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their application materials. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in the work environment are particularly encouraged to apply.


Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.