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Requisition ID:  7400

Dining Service Associate - Residential Dining

Job Summary

Purdue Dining & Culinary’s mission is to nourish and inspire the Purdue community. Located throughout Purdue University’s campus, we offer a welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to dine. We are a fun and energetic team, serving thousands of meals a day in state-of-the-art dining facilities. We are ready to add new members to our Dining Family.


As a Dining Service Associate, you will; perform a variety of food service responsibilities as assigned by Dining Court Manager, Assistant Manager, Chef or higher level food service worker.  Rotate among several food service areas and work independently as needed. Tasks may include food production, cooking, baking, bussing, serving food, setting up stations, and maintaining a clean organized work environment.


Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, Purdue matched retirement plans, paid vacation, paid sick time, free meal with every shift, free uniform including shoes, tuition assistance for you or your family at Purdue University, free tuition for Purdue University Global, and much more.  Please visit https://www.purdue.edu/hr/Benefits/index.php for more information.



  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Stable work or education history with good attendance record
  • Competencies for this position are work standards and productivity, communication, interpersonal and intercultural relations, decision making, and dependability
  • Knowledge of sanitation
  • Ability to meet daily deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from different viewpoints and backgrounds



  • One year of institutional food service experience


Additional Information:

  • This position represents multiple vacancies within our 5 Award Winning Dining Courts.
  • The days and hours for these positions vary widely with many opportunities to accommodate different needs.
  • Full-time Purdue students are not eligible to work full-time in a benefits-eligible position at the University. For more information about student employment please visit: https://www.purdue.edu/studentemployment/site/index.html
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA:  Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply

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