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Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 23277

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Search Support at [email protected] or 406-994-6468.

Classification Title Baker II - BZ Working Title Baker II Brief Position Overview

Culinary Services is looking for motivated team members who are excited to actively participate in the ever changing world of the high-paced food and bakery industries.

Position Number 4N3500 Department Bakery Productions Division Auxiliary Services Appointment Type Classified Contract Term Fiscal Year Semester If other, specify From date If other, specify End date FLSA Non-Exempt Union Affiliation Teamsters FTE 1.0 Benefits Eligible Eligible Salary $24.05 per hour Contract Type Classified Hourly If other, please specify Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Culinary Services Division (CSD), a component of Auxiliary Services, provides meals and specialty beverages for over 18,000 customers daily and is an integral part of campus life and the overall college experience. CSD proudly provides Montana State University students with not only a repertoire of various cuisines, cooking styles, and flavors, but a comfortable atmosphere to meet friends, study, and simply relax. The division is comprised of 2 residential dining halls, a commissary kitchen, 3 coffee shops and the Union Market retail operation, Brick Breeden Fieldhouse and Bobcat Stadium Concessions, Fork in the Road food truck, MSU Catering, Indulge In-House Bakery, and the Farm to Campus Program.

This position is OT eligible!

Duties and Responsibilities

Under general supervision of the bakery management staff the Baker II actively works in the production of fresh baked goods and breads that are served in the various concepts across campus.

  • Skillfully prepares a wide variety of baked goods (both scratch and pre- made).
  • Assists in production of specialty items such as artisan bread and pizza dough.
  • Mixes all icing, puddings, and toppings.
  • Ices products (cakes, doughnuts, etc) and provides decorative garnishing of finished baked goods.
  • Operates and is knowledgeable about a wide variety of large-scale and specialty bakery equipment.
  • Assists with directing and training staff full-time and student staff.
  • Monitors inventory, keeps records, and orders accordingly.
  • Assists with the cleaning, disposition and storage of foods, supplies, and equipment.
  • Analyzes and makes recommendations concerning potential mixing problems and new recipes.
  • Interacts with the Health Inspector to ensure all sanitation guidelines are being followed.
  • And contributes to the success of the department as an active member of the team while performing other duties as needed in support of the department's mission.
  • Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Progressive full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience working in a commercial bakery or high-volume bakery producing a wide variety of products or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience .
  • Experience operating commercial bakery equipment.
  • Experience providing excellent customer service.
  • Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience directing/leading and training staff.
  • The Successful Candidate Will

  • Be able to positively and professionally perform all the functions of the position.
  • Exhibit interest in the culinary and baking arts.
  • Work effectively and efficiently in close cooperation with CS staff in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ensure food quality and aesthetics.
  • Maintain excellent customer service.
  • Be highly motivated and work with minimal supervision.
  • Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment.
  • Have excellent attention to detail.
  • Be able to complete multiple tasks in a timely manner.
  • Quickly adapt to changing priorities.
  • Possess strong organizational skills.
  • Exhibit strong communication skills.
  • Follow health and sanitation guidelines for food preparation and handling.
  • Represent the department and the University to others in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

    This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

  • Open Rendezvous shift is normally :

  • Monday – Friday 5am – 1:30pm
  • Bakers may be asked to focus on certain areas of production: dessert and breakfast production, bread production, bagels and pizza dough, and packaging.

  • Occasionally be asked to work at special events outside, and inclement weather.
  • Possess a 4-hour sanitation certification or have the ability to become certified.
  • This is a permanent, full-time position. If you are a student of MSU and seek a student worker position, please go to: https:// www. montana.edu/comeworkwithus/

    Physical Demands

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Normal kitchen, bakery, cooler, and freezer conditions.
  • Stationary or moving about for long periods of time.
  • Moving products and other related items up and down stairs.
  • Moving and placing containers weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Move about while stocking products.
  • Gripping handles on small kitchen utensils.
  • Performing repetitive motions such as, but not limited to, chopping, stirring, and serving.
  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals on a daily basis.
  • This position has supervisory duties? Yes

    Posting Detail Information

    Number of Vacancies 3

    Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search. Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Applications will be:

    Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

    Special Instructions

    Please tell us about your work history as you build your personal profile or attach a resume.

    Questions? Contact – Baker Search Support at [email protected] or 994-6468.

    Diversity Statement

    Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

    In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

    MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https: // www. montana.edu/hr/recruitment/dualcareer.html

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    Optional Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
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    Job details


    Baker II


    Montana State University


    United States


    May 24, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 10, 2023

    Job type



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