Internal Job Number: P00964CT
This recruitment will be used to fill three full-time, academic year (12 month), Cook 2 positions for University Housing & Dining Services at Oregon State University (OSU).
A personal and professional commitment to providing excellent customer service and creating inclusive environments is a core value of University Housing and Dining Services.
University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) 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.
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 insure that guests of UHDS dining operations receive an appealing, nutritious and satisfying meal. This position has responsibility for coordinating the food production for a designated area, preparing foods for special diets, maintaining adequate product, and training students and staff on cooking methods and procedures. This is done by providing leadership and role modeling on how to maintain high quality food and how to prepare menu items using good cooking methods with a focus on safety and sanitation. This position is required to support the established professional standards, policies and procedures of the work unit, department, and university.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff) / Guidelines (Faculty):
Two years of cooking experience in an institution or commercial firm serving complete meals; OR an Associate’s degree in Food Service Management, Foods and Hospitality Service, or a directly-related field.
-Experience working with kitchen equipment including, but not limited to, grills, fryers, knives, slicing machines, mixers, ovens, and steam kettles.
- Knowledge of large quantity food preparation.
- Experience in safe and sanitary methods for food and beverage preparing, handling, and storage.
- Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and stay organized.
- Demonstrated passion for food and the food service industry.
- Ability to respond positively to changing work demands as well as the ability to work cooperatively with a variety of individuals.
- Professional oral and non-verbal communication skills.
- Must be able to work shift on feet and perform frequent arm movements.
- Requires 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 end 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 OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
Physical Working Conditions:
This is a physically active job in a kitchen environment. Incumbent will experience long periods of standing on a hard floor; working with commercial kitchen institutional equipment; 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 or carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and push or pull carts weighing up to 50 pounds.
Shift and/or work assignment may be changed based on operational needs. We are a seven-days-a-week operation, so 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 schedule, and must be on time and in uniform when shift begins.
This position performs “essential functions” and is required to report to work during emergency University closures.
Salary (Minimum): $2476
Salary (Maximum): $3623