Employment Opportunities

Cook's Helper

Apply now Job No: 499968
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Bargaining Unit
Department: Dining Serv - VWK - 800611
Pay Grade: 2 - Non Exempt (BU Dining)
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Position Summary:

Join our team of talented individuals who contribute to a nationally recognized dining program and is committed to providing healthy food options to students, faculty and staff on campus.

Responsible for assisting in the preparation of all food items, in a timely efficient manner, as required by the daily menu or work sheets, under the direction of the cook and/or appropriate supervisory personnel. Responsible for assuring correct portion sizes as well as proper temperature of all prepared items. Responsible for maintaining a sanitary kitchen and following all safety and sanitation policies and procedures. Processes GET orders. Meets and greets the customer in a respectful manner and assures customer satisfaction. Serves the customer and provides excellent customer service. Communicates with others, both verbally and written, in English.

Minimum Qualifications:

*Must have a High School diploma or GED.
*Must be able to read, write and effectively communicate in English.
*Must be able to listen attentively and comprehend verbal instructions in English.
*Must have basic math skills.
*Must be able to work independently with the appropriate amount of supervision.
*Must have a minimum of one (1) year of experience in a food preparation position.
*Must be able to visually differentiate colors.
*Must be able to work when exposed to wet floors, temperature extremes and loud noise.
*Must have working knowledge of commercial kitchen equipment.
*Must be able to exert well-paced mobility for periods of up to four (4) hours, able to walk, bend, stoop, and use finger dexterity for periods up to 4 hours, the ability to lift equipment and supplies up to 40 pounds in weight and able to stand for up to four (4) hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

*Degree or certification from a post-secondary culinary arts training program
*Successful experience in a high volume ala carte operation for 1 year or more
*Managerial ServSafe certification
*Proven customer service skills in a work environment of three (3) years or more.
*Demonstrate a professional demeanor.
*Successful experience assisting customers
*Experience working with students and a diverse multi-cultural staff.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This full-time position is approximately nine months/year. Hours vary based on location and operational needs. Must be able to work some holidays and weekends per the union contract. This position is available at the following locations:

Kennedy Union - 11:00am-6:30pm (one position), 1:15pm-8:45pm (additional positions)

Marycrest - 3:30pm-11:00pm

Virginia Kettering - 3:00pm-10:30pm (additional positions)

Please use the following link to get a closer look at our dining locations: https://youtu.be/dVFu9FfCWqE

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

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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