Position:                     Cafeteria Worker

Department:              Food Service

Reports to:                 School Nutrition Director

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt                          

Approved by:            John F. Doherty, Ed.D.                     

Revision Date:           May 2016


SUMMARY: Reading Memorial High School has an opening for 3 Cafeteria Workers. There is 35 hour biweekly, 40 hour biweekly and a 45 hour biweekly position available.  The Cafeteria Worker will provide each child and staff member in the school with food of high nutritious quality in an atmosphere of cleanliness, cheerfulness, and personal caring.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES: The essential functions or duties listed below are illustrations of the type of work that is performed and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for by this position. Other duties may be assigned.



None generally; may supervise other part-time or temporary cafeteria workers as assigned.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. The Superintendent may waive or modify the qualification requirements.





No specific education required. Any combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform the work, such as working knowledge of food products, materials, supplies, methods and techniques used in food preparation and cooking.



Certified, or ability to be certified, as an NRA Safe-Serve Food Handler.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move about and is continuously required to stand. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk while performing the duties of this job. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp tools. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds such as milk crates, frozen foods, canned food, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and depth perception and peripheral vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in temperatures above 100 degrees and occasionally will move across slippery surfaces. The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints and interact with students, vendors and other staff members. The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud to where you have to raise your voice to be heard. The employee has a greater than average risk of getting a minor injury such as cut or burn while performing the duties of this job.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.