About Westfield State University: In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
Job Description: Campus Title: Baker I State Job Title: Baker I Department: Dining Services Job Code: H07X03 FLSA Status: Non-exempt Funding: 7115-6014 (Spec. Trust Fund) Bargaining Unit: AFSCME Job Type: Full-time Timeframe: 35 Weeks Shift: Sun-Mon 5am-1pm / Tues- Thur. 6am-2:30pm Regular Days Off: Friday and Saturday Supervision Received: The Baker I receives direct supervision form the Baker III, and may also receive direction from the Executive Chef. Supervision Exercised: May supervise student employees Salary: $1,234.54 / bi-weekly
General Statement of Duties: Prepare baked goods such as bread, rolls and pastries; decorate cakes and other baked goods; operates equipment such as bread slicers, mixers and ovens; inspect baking ingredients for spoilage; performs related work as required.
Bakers lift and carry objects in excess of fifty pounds, work under exposure to extreme temperature and other hazardous conditions such a slippery floors, and may work varied shifts; may stand for prolonged periods.
Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include but not limited to: Essential: 1. Prepares baked goods by assembling utensils and ingredients; weighing and measuring ingredients; rolling, cutting and shaping dough for rolls, bread and pastries; fills molds and pans with prepared food; placing and removing trays and pans from oven; mixing fillings, icing, glazes and other toppings and ingredients for bread, rolls, pastries and other baked goods. 2. Decorates cakes and other baked goods with icing and adds fillings to various pastries. 3. Operates equipment such as bread slicers, large and small mixers and fryolators according to standard procedures to facilitate the baking process. 4. Inspects baking ingredients such as flour, sugar and shortening to detect spoilage. 5. Cuts, bags,wraps baked goods, and places food in carts or trucks for delivery to other locations. 6. Performs related duties such as cleaning and/or sterilizing equipment and work areas. 7. May prepare puddings, fruit gelatins and other specialty items.
Requirements: Qualifications Required at Hire:
Ability to read and interpret weights and measures tables.
Ability to calculate percentages, ratios and proportions.
Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.
Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules, policies, and procedures governing the operation of the Dining Services Bakery.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
Qualifications Acquired on Job:
Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards, and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.
Knowledge of the laws, rules policies and procedures governing the Dining Services Bakery.
Knowledge of the standard methods and techniques used in food handling and storage.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, baking experience in the hospitality trade.
License and/or Certification Requirements:
Incumbents must be certified as food handlers within 90 days of the appointment start date through a recognized program approved by the University (i.e. ServSafe).
Additional Information: Salary: For the majority of new employees, the minimum starting salary will apply. Specific salary for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining and state policies and procedures.
Disability Accommodations: Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
Background Check: Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
Application Instructions: An on-line application is required. A resume and cover letter may be attached but this is not required.
The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected.
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.