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Apply now Job No: 498307
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Bargaining Unit
Department: Dining Serv - Kennedy Union - 800613
Pay Grade: 5 - Non Exempt (BU Dining)
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Position Summary: Responsible for the timely, proper preparation and presentation of all food items as required by daily menus, recipes, or work sheets, under the direction of appropriate supervisory personnel. Responsible for assuring correct portion sizes as well as proper temperatures of all prepared items. Responsible for maintaining a sanitary kitchen and following all safety and sanitation policies and procedures. Meets and greets the customer in a respectful yet friendly manner and assures customer satisfaction. Must be able to effectively communicate (written and spoken) directly with other employees and staff members in English in a pleasant and professional manner. Coordinates food preparation with a kitchen staff. Monitors all products to assure high quality.
Minimum Qualifications:

Must be able to write and communicate effectively in English. Must be able to listen attentively to supervisors and other employees. Must be able to exert well paced mobility for periods up to four (4) hours in length. Must have the ability to lift supplies and equipment up to 40 pounds in weight repeatedly. Must be able to bend, stoop and possess finger dexterity for periods up to four (4) hours at a time. Must be able to stand for up to four (4) hours at a time. Must be able to read ingredient labeling and follow written instructions and recipes. Must have basic math skills. Must have the ability to coordinate food preparation with a kitchen staff. Must have a minimum of 1 year cooking experience in a high volume commercial kitchen. Must have working knowledge of standard commercial kitchen equipment. Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. Must possess proven successful customer service skills. Must be able to work independently with the appropriate amount of supervision. Must be able to visually differentiate colors. Must be able to work when exposed to wet floors, temperature extremes and loud noise. Managerial ServSafe certification within one year of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

Successful cooking experience of two (2) years or more in a high volume a la carte operation.
Degree or certification from a post secondary culinary arts training program.
Proven customer service skills in a work environment of three (3) years or more.
Managerial ServSafe certified. Able to speak and read effectively in English.
Demonstrates a professional demeanor.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The University has taken steps to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 including creating a Environmental Health and Safety policy that addresses social distancing, use of facial coverings, and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures. To view this policy in detail please visit go.udayton.edu/pathforward.

This position is available in three locations: Kennedy Union, Marycrest and Virginia Kettering. Hours vary based on location.

Kennedy Union 1:00pm-8:30pm
Virginia Kettering and Marycrest 3:30pm-11:00pm

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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