NYU School of Medicine Utility Attendant/Potwasher in New York, New York

NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. It comprises more than 200 locations throughout the New York area, including five inpatient locations, a children’s hospital, three emergency rooms and a level 1 trauma center. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute¿designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. For more information, go to nyulangone.org, and interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Utility Attendant/Potwasher.

In this role, the successful candidate will perform diversified tasks under the supervision of the Sanitation Supervisor in the routine sanitation operation of food preparation, production, storage, service, and ware washing areas to ensure smooth and safe operation in a dynamic, team centered environment with quickly changing demands. Tasks include but are not limited to handling garbage disposal, washing, rinsing, sanitizing food preparation/ service equipment, utensils and food contact surfaces, cleaning non-food-contact surfaces use of chemicals and cleaning equipments sweeping, mopping and scrubbing floors.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Sets up and breaks down assigned workstation and equipment, collects supplies and tools needed to complete duties and returns them clean and orderly at the end of the shift.
  • Maintains a neat and sanitary work area throughout the scheduled working period.
  • Assures routine and special cleaning assignments are complete.
  • Washes, rinses, sanitizes and stores pots, pans, utensils, trays, domes, plates, dishes, glass-and flatware, and other food production/service equipment according to departmental procedures in three-compartment sink or ware washing machine. Assures all equipment is thoroughly clean and sanitized.
  • Cleans, rinses and sanitizes kettles, skillets, griddle, and other equipment food-non-food contact surfaces in accordance with departmental procedures, the Joint Commission, CMS and all Federal, State, and local regulations. To distribute clean equipment to appropriate locations as required.
  • Sweeps, mops, and scrubs floors in all kitchen areas.
  • Empties, and disposes kitchen trash, maintains garbage bins clean and with liners lids.
  • Operates sanitation equipment correctly and safely.
  • Maintains hand wash stations filled with hand soap and paper towels.
  • Uses correct cleaning and sanitizing chemicals in accordance with instructions, departmental procedures, the Joint Commission, CMS and all Federal, State, and local regulations.
  • Adhere to sanitation and safety procedures and report injuries, damages, maintenance problems or safety hazards to the supervisor,
  • Attends and participates in meetings and in services for utility attendants and other trainings and demonstrates awareness and understanding of information and instructions given.
  • Completes other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must be able to communicate, read, and write English well. Must be able to understand and carryout simple oral and written instruction

Preferred Qualifications:
High School diploma or equivalent. Experience in food environments

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.