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Food Service Worker

Date Posted:  Nov 11, 2021
Requisition ID:  266261

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46240

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Indiana School for the Blind & Visually Impaired (ISBVI):

The School is nationally and internationally recognized for its excellence and best practices in educating children and young adults who are blind or have low vision. The School is a critical resource for Indiana’s children who are blind or have low vision and the teachers, parents, and caregivers who work with them. Every year, we educate hundreds of children and young adults ranging from 3 to 22 years old and living in all parts of Indiana, many of whom, due to severe or multiple disabilities, other schools in the state have difficulty serving or cannot serve.


ISBVI - over 150 years of service!


Salary Information:

This position normally begins at $25,766.00 annually.


About the Job:

The Food Service Worker performs work such as the set-up/serving of food and the clean-up of the kitchen/dining areas at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

•    Sets up serving lines and prepares simple foods;
•    Serves food to residents/students and employees from a counter or serving line;
•    Loads food carts and delivers food to residents;
•    Cleans dining area and sets up for next meal including washing tables, replacing empty milk dispensers and periodically washing walls;
•    Washes dishes, pots, pans and silverware in dishwashers and loads on carts for next meal use;
•    Cleans kitchen area, sweeping and mopping floors, emptying trash and gathering soiled linens;
•    Cleans kitchen equipment such as dishwashers, toasters, refrigerators, meat grinders and slicers;
•    Periodically de-limes dishwashers and defrosts refrigerators;
•    Assists in storing foods and stocking serving areas;
•    Assists in the training of new employees;
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Candidates shall have a High School Diploma OR High School Equivalent (HSE) OR one (1) year of work experience.
  • Working knowledge of, and ability to operate and clean, a variety of kitchen equipment including dishwashers, meat grinders, steamers and vegetable cutters;
  • Ability to weigh foods for portion control;
  • Ability to produce simple foods such as toast, cold cereals, frozen pies, bread and rolls, salads and uncooked desserts and to assist in the preparation of a variety of other foods;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis