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Food Service Utility

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Position Information

Position Title Food Service Utility
Department Dining Services
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Staff
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 12 Month
Pay Type Hourly Rate
Salary or Hourly Rate Contractual. External candidates will receive the minimum amount ($12.42/hour.)
Shift 1st
Position Duration Dependent on External Funding? No
Title of Position Supervisor Associate Director, Dining Services

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

Perform a variety of duties involving maintenance of sanitary and safe utensils, service ware, equipment and work areas, and the receiving and delivering of purchased and prepared items as required. Perform in areas of food service to include customer service and food preparation as directed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Clean, sanitize, store, and distribute pots, pans, dishes and utensils.
2. Operate, clean, and maintain dishwashing equipment.
3. Maintain a clean, sanitized, and safe work area.
4. Perform work-place maintenance duties including mopping, scrubbing, emptying garbage cans, washing walls, garbage removal, cardboard recycling and other duties as assigned.
5. Perform food preparation, service, and cashiering duties as assigned including but not limited to salads, sweets, cold food, and hot food departments.
6. Understand and interpret recipes.
7. Operate electronic cash register and card readers.
8. Fill kitchen requests for food, supplies, equipment and utensils to be pulled from storage locations.
9. Assist in checking in and storing received goods in an orderly fashion, rotating stock and breaking down cases.
10. Perform catering duties including set-up, serving, delivering, cleaning, table service, and all aspects of clean-up.
11. Assist in the training, instruction, and oversight regular and student employees in assigned area(s).
12. Interact with customers in a friendly and courteous manner.
13. Participate in any training necessary to accommodate changes in operation which directly affect regular assigned duties.
14. Accurately count monthly physical inventory in assigned area(s).
15. Monitor quality and volume of supplies on hands in assigned work area(s).
16. Adhere to current uniform policy.
17. Will be required to work evenings and weekends.
18. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.
19. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Functional supervision may be exercised over student assistants and other support staff

Required Education (minimum requirements)

• High School diploma, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Two year experience working in a food service operation, with at least one year working with food production in a commercial, institutional, restaurant or hotel kitchen, or a similar food service operations.
• Applies food service sanitation certification, ServSafe, NEHA, and /or HACCP federal guideline certification, or an ability to obtain said certification.

Desirable Education and/or Experience
Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Demonstrate ability to learn and follow instructions.
• Demonstrate ability to work harmoniously with people in varying situations and in all areas assigned.
• Excellent communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
• Possess a valid Michigan driver’s license and meet Michigan Tech University’s vehicle use requirements.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
• Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations to customers.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, commons fractions, and decimals.

Ability to apply common senses understanding to carry out basic written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems in standardized situations.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is frequently exposed to wet, humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold (non-weather); and extreme heat (non-weather). The employee is regularly to work near moving mechanical parts and work in high, precarious places. The employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally required to sit; climb; or balance; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel an object; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must regularly lifts and/or move up to 50 pounds, occasionally moving up to 100 pounds.

The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
• Annual Data Security Training

Required Departmental Training:
• General Safety Awareness
• Food Handler Training

Background Check:
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 17113
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 03/14/2017
External Posting Date 03/14/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)
Additional Information

AFSCME Posting 3/14/17 – 3/20/17

External applications will be reviewed after internal applications.



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