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Apply now Job No: 501050
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Bargaining Unit
Department: Dining Serv - Kennedy Union - 800613
Pay Grade: 5 - Non Exempt (BU Dining)
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Position Summary:

We are looking for individuals with diverse talents and backgrounds to join our nationally recognized team that is committed to providing exciting and healthy food options to students, faculty and staff on campus. We offer excellent benefits including paid leave and tuition assistance. The University of Dayton is proud to be named the Best Place to Work in the annual Best of Dayton contest.

Responsible for the timely, proper preparation and presentation of all food items as required by daily menus, recipes, or work sheets, under the direction of appropriate supervisory personnel. Responsible for assuring correct portion sizes as well as proper temperatures of all prepared items. Responsible for maintaining a sanitary kitchen and following all safety and sanitation policies and procedures. Meets and greets the customer in a respectful yet friendly manner and assures customer satisfaction. Must be able to effectively communicate (written and spoken) directly with other employees and staff members in English in a pleasant and professional manner. Coordinates food preparation with a kitchen staff. Monitors all products to assure high quality.

Minimum Qualifications:

*Must have a high school diploma or equivalency.
*Must be able to write and communicate effectively in English.
*Must be able to listen attentively to supervisors and other employees.
*Must be able to exert well paced mobility for periods up to four (4) hours in length.
*Must have the ability to lift supplies and equipment up to 40 pounds in weight repeatedly.
*Must be able to bend, stoop and possess finger dexterity for periods up to four (4) hours at a time.
*Must be able to stand for up to four (4) hours at a time.
*Must be able to read ingredient labeling and follow written instructions and recipes.
*Must have basic math skills.
*Must have the ability to coordinate food preparation with a kitchen staff.
*Must have a minimum of one (1) year cooking experience in a high volume commercial kitchen.
*Must have working knowledge of standard commercial kitchen equipment.
*Must possess proven successful customer service skills.
*Must be able to work independently with the appropriate amount of supervision.
*Must be able to visually differentiate colors for the purposes of food safety.
*Must be able to work when exposed to wet floors, temperature extremes and loud noise.
*Successful completion of Ohio Person-in-Charge food safety training class (or within one year of hire).

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

*Successful cooking experience of two (2) years or more in a high volume a la carte operation.
*Degree or certification from a post-secondary culinary arts training program.
*Proven customer service skills in a work environment of three (3) years or more.
*Managerial ServSafe certified.
*Demonstrates a professional demeanor.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please use the following link to get a closer look at our dining locations:

This position is 35 hours/week, approximately 9 months/year (early August - early May) and is eligible for all full time benefits. This position is available in the following locations. Shifts are subject to change to an earlier or later shift based on operational needs and location.

Kennedy Union - Primary shift 1:15pm - 8:45pm, Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-5:00pm Friday and rotating weekends per the union contract.

Marycrest - Primary shift 3:30pm-11:00pm with rotating weekends per the union contract.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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