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Full-Time Dishwasher Kitchen Porter with Benefits Package

Middlebury College

Middlebury, vermont

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Full Job Description

The Kitchen Porter maintains a clean and sanitary stock of dishes and utensils, washes and sanitizes all pots, pans and utensils and stores them in appropriate areas. Removing refuse, recycle and compostable materials is also performed throughout the day and at the end of the shift. In addition this position frequently wipes down counters, racks and coolers, and sweeps and mops areas in the kitchen.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, hourly position with a hiring range of $17.60-21.55 per hour.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Prepare the dish machine and the three compartment sink for the days use. Records dishmachine temps on a daily basis and reports anomalies to manager / supervisor. Scrape, spray and stack soiled dishes before they are machine washed.  
  • Unload and stack dishes, glassware, silverware and service utensils to dry and then distributes them to their storage area for service.  
  • Scrape, spray and stack soiled pots, pans and utensils to hand wash them, allow to air dry and then distributes them to their storage area for use.  
  • Thoroughly breaks down and cleans dish machine and pulpers at the end of each shift.  
  • Collect and remove waste materials sorted by intended destination like landfill, recycle or compost throughout the day and at the end of the shift.  
  • Sweep and mop areas in the kitchen that need attention, particularly in the dish and pot room.  
  • May be asked to clean counters, racks and cooler as well as refuse containers.  
  • Provide training for new staff members in proper safety and sanitation procedures and in the operation of dishroom equipment such as dishmachine, carts, etc.  

Middlebury College is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, the College recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury College encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. The College also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.


No formal education is required. General knowledge of safety/sanitary aspects of food service areas and machine operation preferred. No previous experience is required.  

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Must be physically able to lift 25 lbs. numerous times during the day and up to 50 lbs above teh wasit level on occasions. Must be able to lift, as well as push and pull up to 150 lbs. frequently. This job requires frequent and repetitive bending, twisting, and overhead reaching. Must be able to stand for long periods of time and work in hot and humid conditions. 


Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.


As an employee of Middlebury College, you will enjoy being part of a vibrant supportive community. Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and competitive health, dental, life, disability, generous retirement matching, and vision benefits, Middlebury offers a generous time-away program - up to 34 days per year during the first two years of service, increasing as the term of service lengthens. Middlebury employees are eligible for robust educational assistance programs as well as free or reduced rates for cultural events and use of sporting facilities (including the College's golf course and Nordic and alpine ski area). The result is a very high quality-of-life in a gorgeous setting. Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and other perks of employment including:

  • MiddCard Privileges: access to athletic facilities, discounts at the College store, library privileges, and discounts at cultural and sporting events. In addition, the card allows door access to certain campus buildings. Spouses or domestic partners of benefits-eligible employees are eligible to receive a Spouse/Partner card with the same privileges as the employee card (except door access).
  • Discounts on season passes at Middlebury College Snow Bowl, the Ralph Myhre Golf Course and the Rikert Outdoor Center.
  • Access to our Partner Inclusion Program that provides comprehensive support services to the spouses and partners of Middlebury employees.
  • A full listing of our benefit offerings can be found on our website by following this web link:
  • Or click see some of the other fun perks of working at Middlebury, whether in Vermont or Monterey!

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