AM Cook - Wilkerson Commons Dining Center

Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
Sep 08, 2020
Job Type
Full Time

Hiring Department Dining Services-Wilkerson Commons Dining Center

Start Date: On or after August 3, 2020

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification:  $12.36/hour, Full-Time, Benefited, Non-Exempt
Benefits: Include single or family health care coverage (premiums paid by the University), basic life insurance, Employee Assistance Program, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave.  Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision,  flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.
Work Schedule:  Normal schedule Monday-Friday 6am-2:30pm with rotating weekends

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM on the closing date.


Position Details
:   A Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

  • Prepares and cooks dishes accompaniments according to the computerized production recipes/reports
  • Does Display/Cook-to-Order food preparation as directed
  • Slices and weighs serving portions of meats, cheeses, etc.
  • Prepares menu items for assigned catered functions
  • Creatively garnishes serving lines, buffets, and serving plates in order to make attractive presentations
  • Uses the following equipment including but not limited to:  grills, meat slicer, food chopper, steam equipment, fryers, ovens, calculator and scales
  • Is aware of all meal schedules
  • Prepares food to meet all meal deadlines and maintains the highest quality and freshness possible using progressive cooking techniques.
  • Attends food and dining services meetings as directed
  • Responds to customer questions and concerns appropriately and accurately
  • Interacts positively with customers when display cooking and when in service areas
  • Promotes the healthy lifestyle initiatives
  • Work with the preparation and disposal of fish, poultry, beef, lamb, pork and other meat products
  • Use thermometers in the process of achieving the proper temperatures for the various products, record temperatures, and check on products being held to insure safe temperatures, record temperatures for the coolers and freezer and advise supervisor if temperature requirements are not met
  • Use the proper procedures to clean and to sanitize the various work areas and the large and small equipment used in production
  • Keep self-clean, use proper hand washing techniques, wear clean uniform and hair and beard restraint, avoid direct contact with food if at all possible and use gloves and utensils when possible
  • Use the proper procedures in the storage of food, cover, date and label food, chill food rapidly using an approved method
  • Adhere to all safety and sanitation policies which include removal of all jewelry and piercings (a plain wedding band is permissible) and wearing hair and beard restraints
  • Provides instruction for part-time and student staff assisting in assigned production
  • Assumes leadership of production area in absence of lead cook

Required Competencies:

  • Creates and sustains a work environment based on ethics, integrity, trust, and accountability 
  • Serves as a role model to others in terms of setting the tone for acceptable behavior/conduct
  • Creates an inclusive work environment where others can motivate themselves to perform at their highest level 
  • Treats others with dignity and respect at all times and fosters a sense of camaraderie and goodwill in dealing with others
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Requires knowledge of food production and working knowledge of large quantity food service and knowledge of materials, equipment and food in business
  • Must be able to move 45-50 pounds and stand 3 to 4 hours on their feet
  • Ability to read and comprehend reports and basic math skills to complete reports. 
  • Self-motivated
  • Have an optimistic attitude,  high degree of integrity, and a strong work ethic


Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Food production experience
  • Successful completion of Criminal History Records Check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years’ experience in large-volume food production and catered events
  • One year experience in short order grill production and /or display cooking
  • Certification of completion of the NRA Education Foundation's ServSafe Program
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Progressive supervisory experience with all age groups
  • Valid Driver’s license


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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EEO/AA for screening, interviewing, and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.  Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran's status and disability status on the form found at  This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran's Preference
Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date.  Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214, NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.  The report includes the university's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years' of crime statistics for our campus.  As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report.  The report and statistical data can be found online at  You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202. 

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