JOB TITLE: Cook
DEPARTMENT: University Dining
APPOINTMENT PERCENTAGE (FTE): 75% (academic year position)
ANTICIPATED START DATE: September 13, 2021
SALARY: Minimum starting salary is $15.20 per hour
The Cook position is supervised by the Production/Unit Manager. The Cook prepares all foods following established menus using standardized recipes, completes menu management system documentation for food requisitioning and service record data, and directs student employees in food preparation, safe food handling, and Dining policies and procedures while maintaining a safe and clean work area.
- Experience with food safety and sanitation.
- Experience in food preparation methods and equipment.
- Experience with training, coaching, and directing others.
- Experience working as part of a team
- Experience with quantity food production
- Experience with following standardized recipes
- Experience with food service record keeping
- Experience with decision making and problem solving
- Serv Safe certification
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 locations across the campus. University Dining includes two cafeterias, Commons and North Point Dining, retail outlets in the Memorial Student Center (food court & marketplace), express locations around campus, on and off site catering, and concessions. The department has over 40 permanent staff and is the largest student employer on campus with over 400 student employees. Some locations operate year-round, and others are closed during the summer months.
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 University of Wisconsin 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 an integrated liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 47 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees, including 21 masters and 2 advanced degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students. The UW-Stout campus community enjoys 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 encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.
The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community
Facts and data about the university: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book
Schedules for this position are posted weekly. Typical shifts are 11:00AM to 7:45PM and every third weekend on rotation. Schedules are adjusted due to operational need.
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 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 12:01a.m. on Saturday and 12:00a.m. midnight on 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.
The hourly rate for this position is based on experience and available budget. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement Plan to qualified applicants. Benefit details can be found at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/univstaff21.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.
Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing an essential job function test 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.
A successful candidate must have authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.1279.
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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Your online application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Please be sure you have included the following documents:
- Current resume
- Names and contact information for a minimum of (3) three professional work references
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
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Search Coordinator: Sarah Sippl
Job Family: Staff
The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/