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Full-time Food Services Support Person -Sept to April

at University of Waterloo in Waterloo

Food Services Support Person
Regular Recurring Position

University of Waterloo Food Services Department

These positions work 33 weeks per year (35 hours per week) normally from September to April.

Perform a wide variety of duties supporting the preparation and service of food and meals in various service outlets while delivering a superior customer experience.


The duties and responsibilities will vary widely depending on location, shift, task assignment, menu and other factors. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Support and assist with food and beverage preparing, assembly and serving in accordance with strict guidelines and recipes
  • Follow direction on merchandising and display set-up, ensure food is visually pleasing and presented in accordance to direction and recipe. Some stock replenishment when directed
  • Respond to immediate customer needs. Strive to meet service standards, use “making it right” protocol as necessary Escalate unresolved complaints to the FSA, GL or Supervisor
  • Assist in covering breaks in their units and at times other units within their working group
  • Provide functional direction for casual employees including explaining how to perform tasks and some problem resolution
  • Processing general transactions. Loading cards with funds. May count float with oversight
  • General cleaning and sanitizing. Report equipment issues to Group Leader or FSA
  • Complete Food Safety certification training



  • Ability to work in a fast paced, customer oriented environment
  • Some food service retail or equivalent experience would be an asset
  • G driver’s license would be an asset
  • Interpersonal, organization and communication skills
  • Ability to remain calm and polite at all times, be able to multi-task, show initiative
  • Must have a flexible schedule to work early mornings, late evenings, weekends


Vaccination Requirement Statement:

Effective May 1, 2022, the University suspended its Vaccination Requirement. Prior to May 1, pursuant to this Requirement, all University employees were required to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (subject to the University’s obligations under the Human Rights Code to accommodate employees who were unable to receive a vaccination). The University’s Vaccination Requirement website can be found here: https://uwaterloo.ca/coronavirus/return/vaccination-requirement.

The pandemic is ongoing and public health advice continues to evolve. Accordingly, the University reserves the absolute right to reinstate the Vaccination Requirement on short notice, and upon such reinstatement you will be required to comply. You shall also be required to comply with any new health and safety policies/requirements implemented by the University from time to time, including new policies/requirements related to mandatory employee vaccination. As the University may need to reinstate the Requirement on short notice, it will continue to collect and maintain up-to-date information on employee vaccination status. Please submit your Covid-19 vaccine status (QR code) to: https://checkin.uwaterloo.ca/

Failure to comply with the Vaccination Requirement if it is reinstated, including failure to comply with any future amendments to the Vaccination Requirement, or failure to comply with new health and safety policies/requirements implemented by the University, including those related to new mandatory employee vaccination, shall result in discipline up to and including termination of employment.

The requirement to be vaccinated, if reinstated, will be subject to the duty to accommodate pursuant to the Human Rights Code. If you are unable to be vaccinated for reasons related to a ground protected under the Human Rights Code, you may submit a written request for accommodation with an explanation of the reasons and/or any supporting documentation. If you request accommodation, the University may follow up with you for further information if necessary.

Equity Statement:

The University of Waterloo is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwaterloo.ca or 519-888-4567, ext. 45935.

Application Process

 Submit your Resume by email: 

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We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected will be contacted for pre screening.

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