Utility Worker, Nutrition & Food Services - Pot Room and Dish Room - Pooling Posting, Central NS

Req ID: 127341
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central
Department: Nutrition & Food Services 

Type of Employment: Casual Relief 


Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out www.novascotia.com to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.



Our Central Zone Nutrition & Food Services Department is hiring for multiple positions!


This is a pooling posting, your application will be paired with an existing vacancy. To view all of our current vacancies, please go to https://jobs.nshealth.ca/.



About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Managers Nutrition and Food Services, the Utility Worker is responsible for cleaning and sanitizing of cookware, dishes, utensils, equipment, trays and carts. They also assemble patient meals on patient care units, take patient meal orders, deliver patient meal orders, portion food items, and collect soiled trays, operate tow motor, and assemble nourishments. 

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Grade 12 or GED
    • Or demonstrated skills and/or relevant work experience, equivalency must be clearly stated in your cover letter and resume
  • Demonstrated competency in English and basic Math
  • Restaurant experience is considered an asset
  • Customer Service Skills considered an asset
  • Ability to perform physically demanding, repetitive tasks
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


Pot Room requires the following:

  • Heavy lifting (i.e. large industrial bake/cook ware mixing bowls)
  • Steel toe / safety shoes - employer will reimburse for cost of safety shoes up to amount noted in Collective Agreement
  • Physically demanding, repetitive tasks
  • Working Independently


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.


Casual Relief Positions 

Compensation and Incentives

$19.17 - $19.92 hourly


Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program.  If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000. For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment - Incentives  


​This is a Support  bargaining unit -  position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 


Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


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