This recruitment will be used to fill mutilple full-time Cook 1 positions for University Housing and Dining Services at Oregon State University (OSU).
University Housing and Dining Services recognizes the importance of learning both in and out of the classroom, and supports the concept of education as an individual as well as a community experience. Our primary focus is service to the UHDS residents and the OSU community. UHDS offers a variety of living and dining options with fifteen residence halls, a limited number of family apartments and houses, three dining centers, a catering department, and three satellite operations, including a market. Our Department is an auxiliary enterprise which is funded solely by customers who use our services — we receive no State or tax dollars. University Housing and Dining Services is committed to an appreciation for diversity, and fosters an open respectful and enjoyable living, learning atmosphere.
A personal and professional commitment to providing excellent customer service and creating inclusive environments is a core value of University Housing and Dining Services.
Our dining mission: the UHDS Culinary Team is committed to providing an inspirational culinary experience through a food-first philosophy: integrating nutrition, quality, and passion in food. This team is dedicated to sustainable practices, food innovation, and supportive work environments. Food is a voice to expressing these values along with educating students, staff, guests, and the OSU community.
This position is eligible for meal perquisites per the SEIU contract.
This position will adhere to all OSU and UHDS policies and procedures.
The purpose of this position is to assist the Cook 2 to insure that customers of the dining center will get an appealing, nutritious and satisfying meal. This includes maintaining quality of service, preparation of menu items using good cooking methods as well as adhering to safety/sanitation requirements. This position in collaboration with management team is responsible for training and lead work (scheduling, assigning work, and approving work) of student employees. This position is required to support the established professional standards, policies and procedures of the work unit, department, and university.
One year of experience as a cook in a commercial food service facility; OR possession of a Certificate of Completion in culinary arts and/or Foods and Hospitality Service from a certified community college or technical school.
Effective internal and external customer service skills.
Effective communication skills, including the ability to understand and provide guidance to others regarding directions/instructions, recipes, safety information, machine instructions, etc.
Good work habits, including following directions.
Ability to work under deadlines.
Ability to respond positively to changing work demands.
Ability to work cooperatively with a variety of individuals.
Experience working with kitchen equipment including, but not limited to: grills, ovens, fryers, knives, steam kettles, steam tables, etc.
Experience with the processes and regulations of safe food handling, safe food storage, and sanitation.
Ability to obtain a valid Food Handler's certificate within 30 days of employment.
Must maintain certification throughout service with UHDS.
Pursuant to UHDS Policy, this position is required to maintain current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification (if cognitively and physically able to do so) within 90 days of employment of when training becomes available by the department. Training is provided at department expense. Duty to act ends at summoning professional emergency assistance.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions.
PHYSICALWORKINGCONDITIONS: This is a physically active job in a commercial kitchen. Incumbent will experience long periods of standing on a hard floor; working with commercial kitchen equipment; and fluctuations in work flow, temperature, and noise level. Must be able to work shift on your feet and perform frequent arm movements. The employee in this position will often be required to lift and/or carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and push and/or pull carts weighing up to 50 pounds.
Will require work in areas that prepare and handle raw meat, as well as most common food allergens, including gluten.
WORKSCHEDULE: Flexibility in work shifts is necessary. Shift and/or work assignment may be changed based on operational needs. Because we are responsible for providing all meals for the student residents; and because there are residents living on campus all year, seven days a week; early morning, evening, weekend, and holiday work may be required. Good attendance is crucial for stability and day-to-day business needs. Must follow attendance schedule and break schedules, and must be on time and in uniform when shift begins.
This position is deemed essential and the incumbent may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures.
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