Departmental Assistant- Kitchen Assistant

Employer
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Location
UMass Amherst
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services

Job Details

Job no: 509207
Work type: Hourly
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Auxiliary Services
Union: Non-Benefited
Categories: Food Service/Hospitality, Temporary Non-Benefited

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

Performs routine manual and domestic job duties in a food service operation including: cooking, cleaning and serving food. The basic purpose of this work is to perform cooking tasks and assist with cleaning and food serving work as needed. May be required to operate a cash register to make cash sales transactions.

Essential Functions

  • Cooks food in large quantities by following recipes and standard operating procedures. May be required to perform display cooking as assigned.
  • Reads computer generated recipes and menus for the preparation of simple meals.
  • Cleans cooking equipment, work areas, food areas, counters, floors, food carts, trays, furniture, utensils, dishes, pots and pans by scraping, hand washing and machine washing.
  • Peels, chops, washes and cooks foods for simple dishes.
  • Transports food to and from storage areas, loads food carts, transports food to serving areas and serves food to diners.
  • Assists other food services staff with the preparation of more complex dishes.
  • Roasts, fries, boils, broils and seasons meats, fish, poultry, vegetables and other foods required for daily meals.
  • Measures and mixes ingredients according to recipes.
  • Uses kitchen utensils and equipment to prepare soups, salads, desserts, dressings, gravies, sauces, and stews.
  • Operates cutlery, grinders and slicers to prepare and portion food for cooking.
  • Evaluates food for quality, quantity, appearance, temperature and taste by tasting and observing to determine proper freshness, preparation and portioning.
  • Stores foods in sanitary storage areas and at proper temperature to prevent spoilage.
  • Communicate with Cook I, Cook II and Cook III employees to report food and menu problems.
  • Makes coffee.
  • Separates and removes trash and garbage, and places them in designated containers.
  • Other Functions

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

    • Incumbents of positions at this level must have one year of cooking experience in the hospitality trade.
    • Ability to cook a variety of simple meals and to assist in the preparation of more complex dishes.
    • Knowledge of approved sanitary methods and procedures for the handling and serving of food.
    • Knowledge of approved sanitary methods and procedures for the care and use of kitchen, dining room and food service equipment.
    • Ability to use kitchen, dining room and food service equipment.
    • Ability to follow simple oral and written instructions.
    • Ability to provide training, work assignments and functional supervision to student employees.
    • Ability to give oral and/or written instructions in precise and understandable manner.
    • Willingness to work varied shifts and irregular hours including weekends, holidays and nights.
    • Ability to read and understand recipes.

    Additional Details

    Incumbents must be certified as food handlers within six months of the appointment start date through a recognized program approved by the University of Massachusetts (i.e. ServSafe).

    This position will be within any of the Auxiliary Enterprises locations such as Berkshire Dining Hall, Hampshire Dining Hall, Franklin Dining Hall, Worcester Dining Hall, Bluewall Café, and other Auxiliary Enterprises Café.

    Work Schedule

    Schedule will vary based on location and department needs.

    Salary Information

    Level I ($13.50- $17.50)

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    In addition to completing the application applicants should provide a resume and three professional references.

    UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

    Advertised: Jul 16 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close:

    Organization

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the preeminent public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts—often called “The top college town in North America”—the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. 

    As one of the nation's top public research universities – as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding – the campus spends more than $180 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. The university works in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunities for students, faculty and the public. 

    Eight schools and colleges offer more than 85 undergraduate majors, 68 master’s and 48 doctoral degree programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and world. UMass Amherst is also home to New England's premier honors college.

    The 1,159 full-time faculty members are dedicated teachers and world-renowned researchers and the campus has regularly been listed among the top performers in terms of faculty awards. With over 24,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries, the student body is the most academically successful in the history of the campus. Students participate in 240 organizations, 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams, extensive intramurals, living-learning residence halls, community service, and internships. With one of the largest residential life systems in the nation, UMass Amherst houses approximately 12,000 students on campus. The university is enjoying a facilities renaissance, including new buildings in the sciences, the arts, and recreation. UMass Amherst is part of the Five College consortium with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst colleges.

    As an employer, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a national leader in developing family-friendly policies, benefits and amenities designed to help faculty members develop both productive careers and satisfying personal lives. The university offers one of the nation’s most generous parental leave policies. The university is also part of the Academic Career Network, a regional consortium formed to serve dual-career couples and encourage greater diversity in the academy.

     

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