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Food Service Worker III

Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855
Closing date
Jul 6, 2021

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Job no: 493568
Work type: Staff
Location: Marquette, MI 49855
Categories: Food Service

Position Title:

Food Service Worker III


Dining Services-Central Office

Term of Assignment:


Term End Date, If Applicable:

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt = overtime eligible

Work Schedule:

Variable shifts/days/locations; including afternoon and weekend shifts. The typical work hours are between the hours of 7:00 am and 8:30 pm.


$14.23 starting; $15.82 training; $16.67 interim; $17.50 working


No travel

Brief Statement of DutiesBrief Statement of Duties:

Under routine supervision, perform and direct others in a variety of duties necessary to lead the preparation of meals and specials in a retail dining operation. Provide skills necessary to lead production. Supervise the work and maintain service area in a clean, safe and orderly condition. Oversee and prepare a wide variety of soups, sides, salads, entrees, desserts, baked and pastry items; use a variety of kitchen equipment; assist and oversee the kitchen production, ordering and inventory of products, following standardized recipe files; and make recommendations for change/improvement.

Minimum QualificationsRequired Education:

High School Graduation or Equivalent

Discipline / Degree Area:

Required Specialized Training/Certifications:

Food Service Sanitation Certification (MI or ServSafe).
Completed NMU Cooks test with a score of 75% or better.

Required Minimum Work Experience:

Three to five years' food service experience in retail or kitchen production while working in a quantity food service setting (e.g. Fast Casual, Quick Service Restaurant experience, large production retail chain/branded setting).
Leadership ability demonstrated by experience, ability, communication and definition.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Attributes Required for Satisfactory Performance of the Position Duties:

Food Production - Knowledge of techniques and equipment.
Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Oral and Written Communications Skills- understanding and communicating effectively in English via oral and written methods.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something in a variety of ways. This position will be required to teach "Hands on classes" to customers and guests of the retail operation.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people and exceed guest expectations.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Additional Desirable QualificationsAdditional Desirable Qualifications:

Willingness to improve skill level through a variety of methods.
Currently in an FS2 position.
Bachelor's degree in culinary arts or coursework leading to a certificate/degree in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, or a related field.

OtherSpecial Instructions to Applicants:

Submit application, cover letter and resume.

Contact Information:

Brenda Bickler, Employment Specialist, 906-227-2114

Equal Employment Opportunity:

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its employees.

Advertised: Jun 15 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 06 2021 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, Michigan, is a dynamic four-year, public, comprehensive university that has grown its reputation based on its award-winning leadership programs, cutting-edge technology initiatives and nationally recognized academic programs.

Northern Michigan has a population of about 7,900 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers over 170 degree programs, including 25 graduate programs. More than 75 percent of NMU's 300-plus full-time faculty members have doctorates or the highest degree in their fields, and a hallmark of the NMU experience is that full-time faculty members teach at all levels - freshmen through graduate courses. NMU’s 1,100 employees view helping students succeed as not only a university priority, but a personal goal.


Northern Michigan University’s distinctive academic and career programs are nurtured by exceptional teaching and extensive opportunities for scholarship, creativity and engagement. Our supportive, connected community empowers students, graduates, faculty and staff to contribute to a diverse and sustainable world.


Northern Michigan University promotes an active environment to foster strong minds and bodies, inspires innovation and inclusion through community engagement, and develops leaders capable of local and global impact.

Working at NMU

Northern Michigan University prides itself on the knowledge, skills and real-world experiences that faculty and staff bring to campus. This process begins with attracting and selecting quality candidates. Our faculty, staff, and student employees have always combined to form a very special community here at Northern. One that works together with a common goal in mind: to provide a quality education and supportive environment for our students.

Have questions about working at Northern? Visit to learn more.

Diversity Statement: Northern Michigan University strives to be an inclusive community where differences are recognized as assets of the institution, respected attributes of the person and a valuable part of the university experience.

Inclusion is one of Northern’s seven core values. The inclusion value states: Northern is a safe and welcoming place. We aspire to learn from and encourage each other as global citizens, neighbors, colleagues and family. We desire to be a role model in embracing all types of diversity and diverse points of view, engaging in civil society and governance, protecting human rights and promoting social justice.

Our other core values include community, rigor, environment, connection, opportunity and innovation.

The NMU President’s Committee on Diversity is represented by 25 students, faculty and staff. The committee is charged with the six following tasks:

1) To create and implement action plans to promote diversity within the framework of the university’s mission and strategic plan.
2) To identify, evaluate, and respond to diversity issues.
3) To identify, plan, and support activities that will encourage, promote, and recognize diversity on campus.
4) To evaluate the effectiveness of the Committee’s efforts and make adjustments to continually improve, including if necessary, recommending changes to the Committee’s charge.
5) To direct the President’s attention to issues regarding diversity on campus and in the surrounding communities.
6) To submit a report that enumerates and evaluates the Committee’s activities and makes recommendations, including recommendations regarding resource allocation, to the President by June 1 each year.

There are many Northern Michigan University units and departments that work to cultivate diversity efforts. These departments include the President’s Office, Equal Opportunity Office, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Student Enrichment, Multicultural Education and Resources Center, Center for Native American Studies, and International Programs.

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