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Food Service Sanitation Laborer (Open & Continuous

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
University of Illinois
Physical Address
616 East Green Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Job Description


Food Service Sanitation Laborer
Department – To Be Determined
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Employees in this series perform and/or coordinate work involved in the cleaning of dishes and kitchen utensils in a food service unit and may assist with the preparation and serving of food. They also perform and/or coordinate other heavy labor in the food service area and may be involved in the storage of food or kitchen equipment. Maintaining safe and sanitary conditions of all work areas, including kitchens, storerooms and refrigerators, is one of the primary responsibilities for employees in this series. These vacancies may occur in departments across the Urbana-Champaign campus. A Food Service Sanitation Laborer typically :

  • Scrapes dishes; operates machines and/or hand washes pots, pans, dishes, and silverware; responsible for the storage of cleaned pots and pans
  • Cleans and polishes silver
  • Maintains equipment and supplies needed in service area; reports equipment failures to the designated supervisor
  • Scours and/or cleans counters, cabinets, tables, kitchen equipment, and fixtures in a food service unit
  • Cleans garbage cans and disposes of garbage
  • Transports dishes, utensils, equipment, supplies to and from proper storage areas; sets up tables, counters, and trays for service; clears tables and transports soiled dishes to kitchen
  • Sweeps and dusts food service unit; washes, mops, and scrubs floors and washes walls (as required) in kitchen and serving areas
  • Responsible for maintaining supplies of detergents and other cleaning agents

Minimum Qualifications:

For more information about this Civil Service classification:

Food Service Sanitation Laborer positions are benefits-eligible Civil Service positions. Most positions are full-time (40 hours per week), 12 months per year. The minimum stating salary is $14.30 per hour.

There may not be current vacancies in this classification.

Application Procedures:
To apply, submit a Civil Service application at and Exam Request form for Food Service Sanitation Laborer. Documents such as: college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver’s license, professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam.

Do not apply if you are a current employee working in this classification. Current employees may request to be added to the Transfer List.

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For further information regarding application procedures Illinois Human Resources at 217-333-2137,

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

College Name or Administrative Unit:
Staff Human Resources

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Food Service Sanitation Laborer (Open & Continuous Testing) (98624)

Open Date:

Organization Name:
Illinois Human Resources Operations

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois
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