Food Service Worker

DRTC supports military personnel year-round at the Vanwey Dining Facility located on Tinker AFB. Food Service Workers have an opportunity to help prepare nutritious meals with top-quality service in a highly professional work environment. Also part of the federal government’s infrastructure, Food Service Workers are essential for supporting our military customers.

Woman serving food.
Lonita serves a heaping portion of steamed brussels sprouts to Airman 1st Class Devin Watrous, with the 552nd Operations Support Squadron, at the Vanwey Dining Facility Feb. 7. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)


A food service worker cooking at a grill at Tinker Air Force Base.

Tinker Air Force Base


  • Full-time/Part-time schedules available
  • Morning/Afternoon/Evening shifts available

Pay & Benefits

waiting period applies (criteria apply)

Hourly Wage $17.20

  • Sick/Personal Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation – Two (2) weeks paid vacation after 1 year of service.
  • Health Insurance – No cost for full-time/part-time employees
  • HoneyBee Program – Employee financial wellness
  • 401(k) retirement plan – DRTC matches up to 4% of wages which are
    full vested after three years of employment

Tinker Air Force Base Location

Qualification Summary

Experience in food service or the completion of a certified training program is preferred, but not required. Must be 18 years old or older. Background checks are required to enter work site/facility and other employment screenings may be necessary as required by the agency.
Physical requirements for the job include, but are not limited to, standing for the full shift, lifting up to 50 lbs and able to carry up to 100 ft.
Employees at Tinker AFB must be able to meet the DRTC transportation service at the main gate to work their assigned schedule. No referral needed.

View full Job Description for complete list of requirements and/or qualifications

DRTC is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

Career Advancement Opportunities

Career opportunities include the Food Service Worker to Jr Cook Program for career advancement.
The Food Service Worker position is a great way to build work skills, develop an employment history, demonstrate work ethics, and increase confidence in meeting personal employment goals. These skills
are beneficial for any future employment opportunities in the food service or hospitality industry.