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Cook, Entree - Production (Academic Calendar)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Cook, Entree - Production (Academic Calendar)
Department Student Food Service (8009)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The AZ Student Unions, is seeking a full-time Cook, Entree to join our team. This position is located in the production kitchen at the Arizona Student Unions and performs advanced food preparation and production for food service units.

This is an academic year position. Employee will be off for the summer months. This position will begin in March and will be on a break as of May 20, 2018 and return in August.

The Arizona Student Unions consist of both the Student Union Memorial Center (SUMC) and the Park Student Union, as well as Highland Market and a number of convenience stores and food stops around campus. In addition to campus dining services and catering, the Arizona Student Unions also run mall scheduling, concessions at athletic events, Fast Copy & Design, the Union Galleries, Games Room, the Gallagher Theatre, a Wells Fargo, and a Post Office Contract Unit.

The Student Union Memorial Center is one of the largest student unions in the United States. At a size of 405,000 square feet, SUMC contains everything students need – restaurants, retail spaces, lounges, study/meeting rooms, a computer lab, art gallery, and a movie theater. SUMC is often referred to as the “living room” of the University. With Student Engagement, dining services, retail services and more, we strive to provide a “home away from home” to balance the diverse educational, recreational, cultural and social needs of today’s student.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Prepares products according to recipes
  • Ensures products are completed timely
  • Maintains quality and freshness of products at all times
  • Prevents cross contamination of food products
  • Ensures food items are labeled and stored properly
  • Ensures counters, work stations, walls, shelves, drain screen and floor mats are properly cleaned
  • Ensures all utensils are cleaned and stored properly
  • Any other duties as assigned by Lead or Supervisor
  • Provides quality customer service to both internal and external customers.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently reaches, bends, stoops, lifts, shakes, stirs, pours, carries and pushes
  • Often withstands large workload under high heat
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • General knowledge of weights and measures
  • Working knowledge of food service operations including large quantity food preparation
  • Experience in operating various institutional/commercial kitchen equipment
  • Skill in following oral and written instruction
  • Must be able to read and speak English
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Two years of commercial or institutional cooking experience; OR, any combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category General
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $11.25 Per Hour
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24672
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Judy Harrison

Open Date 03/06/2018
Review Start Date 03/12/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have two years of commercial or institutional cooking experience; OR, any combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Would you be able to meet the physical requirements of this position which include the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., bend, twist, pull, and reach as needed?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents