JOB TITLE: Baker
DEPARTMENT: University Dining Service
APPOINTMENT PERCENTAGE (FTE): 75%
ANTICIPATED START DATE: August 15, 2019
SALARY: The minimum starting salary is $15.20 per hour
Under general supervision of the Executive Chef, this position is responsible for institutional bakery operation utilizing commercial bakery equipment and producing bakery products in moderate to large volumes. This includes, but is not limited to, yeast breads, rolls, pastries, cakes, desserts, etc. Instructs and directs student employees involved in bakery production maintaining food safety and sanitation standards.
- Knowledge of food safety and sanitation principles.
- Food preparation skills.
- Ability to work as part of a team.
- Experience with training, coaching, and directing others.
- Ability to plan a production schedule and evaluate the importance of completion.
- Knowledge of yeast bread, roll, pastry, and dessert production techniques.
- Knowledge of decorating techniques, e.g. on cakes, cookies, desserts.
- Knowledge of bakery production equipment and commercial foodservice equipment.
- Formal ServSafe training and or certification.
- Knowledge of foodservice portioning and portion control techniques.
- Experience/knowledge of foodservice recordkeeping.
- Pastry degree.
- 1 year of commercial baking experience.
- Customer service skills.
- Knowledge of standardized recipe development.
University Dining Service is a self-operated auxiliary on the UW-Stout Campus with a $10 million budget. The department has three facilities that house and provide services at other location across the campus: Merle Price Commons, North Point Dining and the Memorial Student Center. There are two cafeterias, Commons and North Point, retail outlets in the Student Center, (food court & marketplace) express locations in academic buildings and c-stores in cafeterias. Campus catering and concessions are also functions of this department. The department has 41 permanent staff and over 500 student employees. Some locations operate year-round and others are closed during the summer period.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.
UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.
All students are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.
Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
More information about the UW-Stout community and region: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/community.cfm.
Facts and data about the university: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/facts.cfm.
This is a school year position that will work during the academic year and be off during the summer months. Schedule posted weekly. Typical shift: Monday- Friday 3:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Employee must be able to lift 30-50# on a frequent basis. Constant standing/walking with frequent bending and stooping must be done to perform job tasks.
The minimum starting salary is $15.20 per hour. Night and weekend differential can apply to this position.
-Night Differential (45 cents) - additional pay for all hours worked on a regularly scheduled shift during the period between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
-Weekend Differential (60 cents) - additional pay for all hours worked between 12:01 a.m. on Saturday and 12:00 Midnight Sunday.
Differential pay shall not be paid to an employee absent on leave with pay (vacation, sick leave, holiday, etc.), during the period in which the employee would otherwise be regularly scheduled to work hours that would qualify for differential pay. The employee must work the qualifying hours to be eligible for differential pay.
A six-month probation is required. This position is also contingent upon passing an essential job function test and criminal background check.
The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement Plan. Benefit details can be found at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/Univ-staff.pdf.
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.
In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.
In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by Sunday, August 4, 2019, at 11:59pm. Screening of applications will begin Monday, August 5, 2019, and may continue until position is filled.
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