Dish Room Attendant/Custodian

Position Summary

Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational University founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1800 students. The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated, and graduate degree programs on a picturesque campus overlooking the city.

Mount Mercy University is currently seeking candidates to fill the Dish Room Attendant-Custodian position. This is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position.

  • As a member of the Facilities custodial and dining staff at Mount Mercy University you are responsible for cleaning dishes and utensils throughout the service day along with always ensuring a high state of cleanliness in the dish room.
  • This position supports the operation of our dish room located in the kitchen with the ability to handle a fast-paced dish conveyor return and be able to bring dishes back to the kitchen and cafeteria.
  • In addition, able to maintain floors, walls, dish returns, dish machine, and carts used in the dish responsibilities.
  • Personal safety as well as the safety of those who use the space in which you work and clean.
  • Professionalism in manner, dress, and attitude.
  • Provide basic custodial services.


  • Knowledge of custodial work or a willingness to learn.
  • Capable of being around cleaning chemicals.
  • Ability to run conveyor belt, garbage disposal, and dish machine
  • Must be able to work safely in an environment containing chemicals, cleaning materials, and noise.
  • Must be proficient in English.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to use hands, also bend, kneel and crouch.
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands, and arms.
  • Occasionally will inhale chemical fumes or come in contact with dirt and residue.

Work Schedule

  • 8 hours total per day, (4 hours custodial and 4 hours dish attendant), 5 days a week.
  • Part-time opportunities could be available in lieu of.

How to Apply

The successful candidate must also demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy University’s mission as a Catholic university providing student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Mount Mercy University welcomes those of different faiths and is committed to excellence in education and community service.

Please submit a cover letter (including salary requirements), resume, and contact information for three professional references. Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to with the subject line “Custodial Staff Employee.” Paper applications will not be accepted. The position will remain open until filled.

Mount Mercy University is an equal-opportunity employer and a smoke-free campus.