Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Food and Nutrition Services
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3634474 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: October 19, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Utility Worker

Job Goal: The Somerville Public Schools is now accepting applications for the position of Utility Worker for the Food and Nutrition Services Department.

•Receives and checks deliveries.
•Stores food and supplies in department refrigerators and storage areas.
•Maintains, rotates and records inventory.
•Operate Food and Nutrition Services Department vehicles.
•Operate all kitchen production, packaging and cleaning equipment.
•Perform required cleaning tasks.
•Perform simple facility maintenance tasks.
•Prepares food for service.
•Services all Food Service students and customers as needed.
•Possesses good customer service and communication skills.
•Performs all other related tasks as necessary for the operation of a Food Service Facility.

•Must have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license with a driving record in good standing.
•Must be nationally certified in applied food service sanitation- may be acquired in on the job training programs with in the first 10 months of employment.
•Ability to read, write and speak English.
•Ability to pick up and lift/carry 60 pounds in weight.
•Ability to successfully pass a physical exam by a physician chosen by the Food and Nutrition Services Department.

Terms of Employment:
•37.5 hours per week/42 weeks per year with optional summer employment available as needed.
•Benefits include sick time and optional medical and dental insurance.
•Cafeteria employees are members of Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Somerville School Committee and The Cafeteria Employees, Council 93, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 274

Position Reports to: Assistant Director of Food and Nutrition Services

•Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.
•Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.
•Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at

The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Food and Nutrition Services!

If students are hungry or unhealthy, they are not able to learn. Somerville Food and Nutrition Services is committed to providing high quality, nutritious, and innovative meals for students and staff throughout the school year and the summer. The Food Service Director and Assistant Food Service Director are responsible for making sure school breakfast, lunch and snack programs are compliant with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and offer the best nutrition in the most appealing way to the more than 3,000 students and staff who eat breakfast and lunch in the Somerville Public Schools every day.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Pauline Uccello, Assistant Director of Food and Nurtrition Services
    115 Sycamore St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: (617) 625-6600