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University of Massachusetts Amherst Departmental Assistant (Mt. Ida Dining) in Amherst, Massachusetts

Departmental Assistant (Mt. Ida Dining)

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Work type: Hourly

Location: Mt. Ida - Newton

Department:Auxiliary Services


Categories: Food Service/Hospitality, Temporary Non-Benefited

About UMass Amherst - Mount Ida Campus

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 Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst is in Newton, MA adjacent to the Newton-Needham Innovation District, and the tech-focused Route 128 corridor. At Mount Ida, UMass Amherst offers an array of experiential learning opportunities to its undergraduate students, as well as a growing number of graduate and professional degree programs. The campus is growing its undergraduate career development programs with expanded access to internships and co-ops in the thriving Greater Boston area.

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 (1) 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 (6) months of the appointment start date through a recognized program approved by the University of Massachusetts (i.e. ServSafe).

Work Schedule

  • Schedule will vary based on location and department needs.

  • Temporary, non-benefited position.

Salary Information

$15.00 - $19.00 per hour.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please complete online application and submit contact information for three (3) personal 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: Feb 29 2024 Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: May 31 2024 Eastern Daylight Time