Steward/ Utility Attendant (Casual Permanent)
The Westin Nova Scotian
1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS B3H 2P6
JOB SUMMARY:           This main function of the Utility Attendant is to operate all dishwashing equipment, to sanitize both the main and Banquet kitchens and equipment including dishes, pots, pans, glass, cutlery, etc. and to maintain the cleanliness of floors.
ACCOUNTABILITIES:  The Utility Attendant is accountable for maintaining a high standard of sanitation of the both the main and Banquet kitchen and all kitchen equipment, and for keeping breakages to a minimum, and to account for their losses.
  • High School diploma and/or experience in a hotel or a related field preferred.
  • Previous janitorial experience preferred.
  • Sanitation certification preferred.
  • Dish machine, mops, brooms, buckets, cleaning supplies, chafing dishes, hot boxes, various rolling carts, pots, pans, cooking range, ovens, and all other dishwashing equipment.
  • Long hours sometimes required.
  • Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Working in an environment subject to high temperatures.
  • Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly.
  • Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately.
  • Must work well in a fast paced environment.
  • Must have effective communication skills
  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in a friendly, service-oriented manner.
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with New Castle standards, as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing the proper business attire and nametag when working.
  • Comply at all times with New Castle standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Maintain cleanliness of kitchen areas, loading dock area, and cafeteria floor according to WHMIS regulations and hotel requirements.
  • Sanitize kitchen equipment, pots, etc. according to WHMIS regulations and hotel requirements.
  • Store clean items in designated areas.
  • Arrange kitchen equipment including machines in designated areas after cleaning.
  • Set up working areas as required.
  • Set up utensils as required.
  • Stock kitchen areas, restaurant, banquet and service areas with designated wares, utensils and equipment.
  • Report any shortages to the Head Utility Attendant or supervisor.
  • Check working conditions of equipment and machinery according to specifications, and notify Head Utility Attendant or supervisor of any damage or misuse of equipment.
  • Deliver dirty linen from the kitchen area to the laundry department.
  • Transport garbage and recycling items from work area to the compactor and recycling area.
  • Assist with the plating of banquet meals.
  • Assist with inventory counts of china, glass, silver, and other equipment.
  • Establish and maintain good communication, teamwork, and working relationship with fellow employees and departments within the hotel.
  • Other duties as required.
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