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Food Service Worker

Date Posted:  Dec 3, 2019
Requisition ID:  30601

West Lafayette, IN, US, 47906

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.


About the Indiana Veterans' Home

The Indiana Veterans' Home, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the only long term care facility in Indiana dedicated to serving veterans and their spouses.  We provide a beautiful, healthy and home like environment for veterans and their spouses to live.  Residents enjoy a variety of onsite and offsite activities, excellent health care, and a rich history that only a facility such as IVH can provide.



This position starts at $11/hour.

About the Job

As a Food Service Worker you perform work such as the set-up/serving of food and the clean-up of the kitchen/dining areas of a state facility.


A Day in the Life
  • 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;
What We're Looking For
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Experience with food preperation is preferred but not required. 
What You'll Need For Success
  • 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:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted 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


Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Lafayette