Dining Services Asst., Pt. Time, Anticipated Openings Pool
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In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State fosters intellectual curiosity, encourages critical thinking, inspires civic engagement, and promotes a global perspective. We are public teaching institution committed to offering quality programs in the liberal arts and sciences and complementing professional studies curricula where research is strongly encouraged, especially projects that involve undergraduates and/or community partners.
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Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The University is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts and offers a high quality of life. Hiking, canoeing, and ski areas are minutes away, the campus is just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
Campus Title:Dining Services Assistant, Part-time Department: Dining Services FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Job Type: Part-Time (20 to 30 hours per week; no benefits) Timeframe: 35 weeks Shift: varies and may include weekends, evenings and holidays Hourly Pay Rate: $11.00 - $13:00 depending on experience and qualifications
General Statement of Duties: The Dining Services Assistant performs routine manual and domestic job duties in a food service operation including: cooking, cleaning and serving food. The basic purpose of this work is to perform cooking tasks and assist with cleaning and food serving work as needed; performs related work as required.
Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include but not limited to: Essential:
1. Cooks food in large quantities by following recipes and standard operating procedures. May be required to perform display cooking as assigned. 2. Reads computer generated recipes and menus for the preparation of simple meals. 3. Cleans cooking equipment, work areas, food areas, counters, floors, food carts, trays, furniture, utensils, dishes, pots and pans by scraping, hand washing and machine washing. 4. Peels, chops, washes and cooks foods for simple dishes. 5. Transports food to and from storage areas, loads food carts, transports food to serving areas and serves food to diners. 6. Assists other food services staff with the preparation of more complex dishes. 7. Roasts, fries, boils, broils and seasons meats, fish, poultry, vegetables and other foods required for daily meals. 8. Measures and mixes ingredients according to recipes. 9. Uses kitchen utensils and equipment to prepare soups, salads, desserts, dressings, gravies, sauces, and stews. 10. Operates cutlery, grinders and slicers to prepare and portion food for cooking. 11. Evaluates food for quality, quantity, appearance, temperature and taste by tasting and observing to determine proper freshness, preparation and portioning. 12. Stores foods in sanitary storage areas and at proper temperature to prevent spoilage. 13. Communicate with culinary staff to report food and menu problems. 14. Operates a cash register in accordance with department policies and procedures to make cash sale transactions. 15. Washes dishes, trays, utensils, and pots and pans, using available equipment and established methods to maintain department cleanliness and sanitation standards. 16. Makes coffee. 17. Separates and removes trash and garbage, and places them in designated containers.
Ability to cook a variety of simple meals and to assist in the preparation of more complex dishes.
Ability to perform display cooking.
Knowledge of approved sanitary methods and procedures for the handling and serving of food.
Knowledge of approved sanitary methods and procedures for the care and use of kitchen, dining room and food service equipment.
Ability to use kitchen, dining room and food service equipment.
Ability and stamina to perform manual tasks including:standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying heavy objects, and working under conditions of seasonal high and low temperatures.
Ability to follow simple oral and written instructions.
Ability to provide training, work assignments and functional supervision to student employees.
Ability to give oral and/or written instructions in precise and understandable manner.
Ability to establish rapport, maintain harmonious working relationships and deal effectively with customers and agency personnel from varied ethnic, cultural and/or economic backgrounds.
Willingness to work varied shifts and irregular hours including weekends, holidays and nights.
Willingness to work under exposure to the hazards of wet and slippery floors, seasonal high and low temperatures and sharp surfaces.
Ability to read and understand recipes.
Willingness to communicate with customers while performing display cooking. Qualifications Acquired on Job: Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures governing assigned unit activities. Knowledge of the operation of specialized equipment associated with assigned work.
Disability Statement Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
AN ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. WHEN OPENINGS FOR PART-TIME JOBS BECOME AVAILABLE, DINING SERVICES WILL USE THIS APPLICANT POOL TO FILL THE POSITION. PART-TIME JOBS MAY OR MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE RIGHT AWAY.
INTERESTED APPLICANTS MUST APPLY TO THIS POOL TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PART-TIME JOBS IN DINING SERVICES.
APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED ONLY IF DINING SERVICES DECIDES TO INTERVIEW THEM.
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.