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Utility Worker 35 hrs. per wk./42 wks. per year

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA United States

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

Utility Worker
Basic Function and Responsibility
Under supervision, performs assigned tasks associated with cleaning, handling, and transporting of dishes, glassware, silver, utensils, pots and pans. Other duties involve sweeping and moping of floors, cleaning of equipment in kitchen and dining rooms. Daily routine involves the use and handling of detergents and cleaning solvents. Heavy lifting is necessary.

Characteristic Duties
-Performs a variety of tasks associated with the operation of dishwashing and pot washing equipment, including the washing, handling, storing and transporting of dishes, glassware, silver, utensils, pots and pans.

-Disposes of trash, recyclables and compost from soiled trays, dishes, pots and pans, as well as work areas and dining rooms.

-Cleaning of carts and crescors, and kitchen equipment such as ovens, broilers, deep fat fryers.

-Handles all items with a focus on sanitation and safety.

-Sweeps and mops floors.

-Performs other related duties as assigned.

Supervision Received
Reports to Lead Utility Worker and unit managers on a daily basis.

Supervision Exercised
May assist in monitoring student employees.

Position Details:
Department: BCDS McElroy
Position: Utility Worker- 35 Hours
Grade: A
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Education: High School diploma preferred. Additional relevant experience may substitute for education.

Experience: Previous experience is helpful but not necessary. Person can be trained on the job. Need to work effectively in a high volume and fast-paced environment with diverse staff.

Skills: Must be able to read and write English. Must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced operation with a diverse staff. Must have good interpersonal skills. Must be able to lift moderately heavy objects, up to 50 pounds, on an on-going basis.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at


  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: High School or Equivalent
  • Work Experience: 0 - 2 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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