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University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on January 30, 2020
Req #: 173686
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 10/31/2019 
Closing Info: Open Continuous  
Salary: $2898 - $3182/month + benefits 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Housing and Food Services (HFS) is pleased to announce multiple positions for a Food Service Worker 1 (Barista) for Starbucks© across the University Campus.

Starbucks©- A Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts and light bites. Located in three locations on Campus, Suzzallo Library, Husky Den and the Starbucks Mobile Truck. Each location serves over 1200 guests per day, including students, faculty, staff and university visitors.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all. We seek candidates who exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Key Responsibilities:

Coffee, Espresso & Specialty Beverage Preparation

• Prepare and serve espresso for customers; train staff on equipment, preparation, and service.
• Steam milk and prepare other specialty beverages
• Monitor the preparation of beverages to insure that department standards for quality, portioning and consistency are followed, making corrections as needed
• Engage and educate customers about espresso related topics
• Troubleshoot equipment issues with espresso machine, grinder, and other espresso related equipment
• Perform bar duties; bar back when needed
• Brew drip coffee regularly to insure freshness

Cashier/Point of Sale Operation
• Operate point of sale systems, keying in sales, taking payments and making change; account for receipts at the end of the work shift
• Ensure that security and cash handling requirements are met each day
• Follow up with Lead on cash handling discrepancies

Stocking, Storage and Receiving
• Ensure adequate supply of non-food and food supplies necessary for operation
• Stock food and beverage display areas and insure that all food items are attractively displayed, meet all quality assurance standards, and are properly identified and priced; keep display cases full throughout shift
• Receive ordered materials, check purchase receipts and invoices; return damaged goods; and stock shelves
• Refrigerate perishable foods and maintain proper storage of other foods and supplies; ensure that area is fully stocked
• Store merchandise received and rotate stock in refrigerators, freezers or storage rooms according to food handling guidelines and department procedures
• Monitor and handle prepared foods for compliance with Washington State health code regulations, including taking and recording food temperatures before the food leaves the production area
• Maintain compliance with state and institution policies regarding receipt, issuance and inventory of supplies, materials and equipment

Cleanliness and Safety
• Ensure all visible surfaces are clean and orderly; keep all areas of the operation clear of all litter and debris
• Close down and clean Espresso Bar and espresso equipment, as well as set up and stocking
• Clean and maintain food service equipment and work areas, including stockroom areas; maintain compliance with sanitation and safety regulations
• Inspect food service equipment to determine proper care, use and operation; report malfunctions
• Report operational and safety problems to Lead/Supervisor/Manager promptly

• Take inventory counts using tally sheets from CBORD FSS system
• Use recipes and production sheets from CBORD FSS to execute food preparation

Additional Duties
• May assist in the direction of student or hourly staff
• Perform related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of, or eligible to obtain a Washington State Food Worker Card within two weeks of employment.

• Full benefits, including medical and dental insurance and retirement.
• Paid vacation and sick leave, as well as 10 paid holidays a year and one personal day.
• Subsidized transit and parking passes.
• Work for a mission-driven organization that is focused on providing the best possible living and learning environment for our students.

Condition of Employment:
• A satisfactory outcome from the employment verification and reference check processes.

This position will work variable hours based on business needs.

Schedules may be changed with two weeks’ notice. These positions are nine-month cyclic position that will work full-time, mid-September to mid-June. Additional work may be available in the summer based on business needs and seniority.

The salary range is $2898-$3182/month + benefits.

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Learn more about why our staff choose to work here!

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or