• Ferris State University
  • Big Rapids, MI, USA
  • Dec 09, 2020
Full time   Food Services

Job Description

Position Title: Cook  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  
Advertised Salary: $16.67 - $19.79 hourly rate pursuant to the FSU and AFSCME/AFL-CIO Agreement.  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: A position classified as a Cook is available with Dining Services at The Quad Café. Scheduled work hours and days may vary, also, scheduled days off may vary. However, the employee may be required to work other times, including evenings and/or weekends. Provide food services support by preparing and serving food, waiting on customers and maintaining assigned area. If required by job duties, employee must be able to fulfill the University’s requirements concerning issuance and use of University keys. Personnel who possess the special qualifications and training necessary for this position may apply. This is an AFSCME bargaining unit, 9-month position.

Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: High school diploma or GED equivalency.

Required Work Experience: One year full-time equivalent work experience in food preparation in an institutional facility. Two years full-time equivalent experience in commercial food preparation in lieu of institutional experience.

Required Licenses and Certifications: ServSafe Certification must be achieved within six months of assuming this position.  
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:    
Duties/Responsibilities: Adapt and follow standard recipes.

Assure final product quality.

Cook and handle food according to safe food handling / sanitary requirements following departmental sanitation policies.

Interact with customers and staff in a polite, friendly and courteous manner.

Maintain equipment, pots, pans, utensils, and work area in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition following departmental sanitation policies.

Minimize food waste.

Obtain foods from storage areas.

Operate various kitchen equipment and/or serving and assure continued food availability.

Perform mathematical computations with a high degree of accuracy.

Perform the work of other Dining Service classifications when assigned.

Prepare food for serving and assure continued food availability.

Respond to special dietary requests.

Setup and maintain food preparation area, food serving and display areas, in an attractive and sanitary manner.

Train and direct others in the performance of the characteristic duties.

Train and direct others using recipes generated from the computerized menu management system.

Be familiar with and know how to use and be able to teach others how to use kitchen equipment.

Maintain safety and health standards in all duties and responsibilities.

Report to immediate supervisor.

Train and direct the work of student employees in the performance of the characteristic duties. Carry out these responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws.

Work independently and exercise sound judgement.

All other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities: Ability to interact with the public in a friendly, polite and courteous manner.

Be familiar with seasoning requirements and kitchen equipment.

Cook a variety of foods in large and small quantities.

Follow safety and sanitation standards and practices.

Keep accurate records.

Read, understand and follow recipes, directions, safety labels, equipment operations manuals, etc.

Recognize volatile situations and communicate effectively, politely and courteously.

Work harmoniously with others in variable temperatures; close confines; noise and stressful situations and workloads.

Required Documents:    
Optional Documents: Resume  
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
Initial Application Review Date:
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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