Dining Services Substitute Trainee

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Service/Maintenance

Position Title: Dining Services Substitute Trainee  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

51800 - Dining Overhead

Advertised Salary: $15.50  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Part-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: This position provides support in food service production by assisting in food preparation and service in dining service operations, working up to 28hrs a week. Duties will include preparation of entrees and soups, short order cooking, assisting with salad and bakery product preparation, ware-washing and maintenance, and preparation of service areas. Individuals in this position will be exposed to all food types (ex. shellfish, peanuts, & fruit) in an environment where industrial strength cleaners are used. Work hours may vary, and you may be required to be on-call.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: High school diploma or GED equivalency.  
Required Work Experience: None required.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Twisting
  • Balancing
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
  • Push/pull carts weighing a maximum of 125 pounds
  • Lift a minimum of 15 pounds and frequently up to 50 pounds.
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: The knowledge to operate various commercial kitchen equipment, utensils, and machines is preferred.

Six months of experience in commercial food preparation and kitchen work is preferred.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: As directed, train others in the performance of the characteristic duties.
Assist other food service employees as needed.
Assure that food is palatable and appetizing.
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. Follow departmental sustainability guidelines.
Obtain foods from storage areas.
Operate various kitchen equipment and machines, utilize utensils.
Prepare food for serving and assure continued food availability.
Prepare foods using recipes generated from the computerized menu management system.
Respond to special dietary requests.
Set up and maintain food preparation area, food serving and display areas in an attractive and sanitary manner.
To work various; shifts, stations, and scheduled hours. Duties may include working weekends, holidays, and being “on call”.
Remove trash, break down cardboard boxes, and assist in the University recycling efforts.
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.
Maintain safety and sanitation standards in all duties and responsibilities.
Report to immediate supervisor and/or designee.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Able to communicate effectively.
Able to interact with the public in a friendly, polite, and courteous manner.
Ability to learn how to cook a variety of foods in large and small quantities.
Ability to follow safety and sanitation standards and practices.
Keep accurate records. Perform basic mathematical calculations.
Read, understand, and follow recipes, directions, safety labels, equipment operations manuals, etc.
Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
Initial Application Review Date:
March 10th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
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 ferris.edu. 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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