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Cook's Helper

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Posting Details


Posting Number S01744P


Working Title Cook's Helper
Posting Category Staff
Position Number 007015
Assigned Organizational Area Bargaining Unit
FLSA Nonexempt
Benefit Status Full Benefits
Pay Grade 2
Months Per Year 9
Hours Per Year 1365
If Temporary, Date of Expiration
Proposed Start Date


Department Virginia Kettering Dining Hall - 7240
Advertised Location UD Main



Responsible for assisting in the preparation of all food items in a timely, efficient manner as required by the daily menu or work sheets, under the direction of the cook and/or appropriate supervisory personnel. Responsible for assuring correct portion sizes as well as proper temperature 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 manner and assures customer satisfaction. Serves the customer and provides excellent customer service. Communicates with others, both verbally and written, in English.

Position Summary Information

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Minimum Qualifications

*Must have a High School diploma or GED.
*Must be able to write and effectively communicate in English.
*Must be able to listen attentively and comprehend verbal instructions in English.
*Must be able to exert well-paced mobility for periods of up to four (4) hours.
*Must be able to walk, bend, stoop, stand and use finger dexterity for periods up to 4 hours at a time.
*Must have the ability to lift equipment and supplies up to 40 pounds in weight.
*Must have basic math skills.
*Must be able to work independently with the appropriate amount of supervision.
*Must have a minimum of one (1) year of experience in a food preparation position.
*Must be able to visibly differentiate colors.
*Must be able to work when exposed to wet floors, temperature extremes and loud noise.
*Must have working knowledge of commercial kitchen equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

*Experience working with students and a diverse multi-cultural staff.
*Degree or certification from a post-secondary culinary arts training program.
*Successful cooking experience in a high volume a la carte operation for 1 year or more
*Managerial ServSafe certification or within one year
*Proven customer service skills in a work environment of two (2) years or more.
*Demonstrate a professional demeanor.
*Successful experience assisting customers

Work Hours

35 hour per week, swing shift. Usual shift will be evenings with weekend rotation.
Schedule may be adjusted on holidays and school breaks.

Number of Positions Available Multiple
Proposed Posting Date 10/23/2017
Application Review Date
Proposed Closing Date
Open until filled?
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please address all required and preferred qualifications in the application, resume or cover letter.

Preferred Multicultural Experience

Demonstrated and successful experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of and sensitivity to a Catholic Marianist work environment.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma or GED equivalent?
    • yes
    • No
  2. If you currently work at UD, where do you work on campus?
    • Marycrest Dining Hall
    • Kennedy Union Dining Hall
    • Barrett Dining Hall
    • Emporium
    • Virginia W. Kettering Dining Hall
    • Other Bargaining Unit
  3. * Can you read, write, and clearly communicate in English?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you able to stand for periods of time up to four hours?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you able to bend, stoop, reach, push and pull as needed as it relates to working with equipment, stock, and serving of customers?
    • yes
    • no
  6. * Are you able to lift 40 pounds?
    • yes
    • no
  7. * Are you able to exert well paced mobility for periods of up to four (4) hours?
    • YES
    • NO
  8. * Are you able to work when exposed to wet floors, extreme temperatures and excessive noise?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Are you able to visibly differentiate colors?
    • yes
    • no
  10. * Do you possess basic math skills in order to calculate production needs/requirements?
    • YES
    • NO
  11. Are you able to work independently with the appropriate amount of supervision?
    • yes
    • No
  12. * Do you have a minimum of one year experience in a food preparation position? If yes, where. How long?

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. Do you have working knowledge of most industrial kitchen equipment? If yes please list the equipment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. How did you hear about this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter