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Food Production Leader

Apply now Job no: 496228
Department: Housing Dining Recreation & Business Services
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Hourly Staff
Categories: Food Services
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Food Production Leader


$15.40 hr/G1

Job Summary:

Works closely with the management team of a large dining facility to supervise and provide direction to staff in the job classifications of Senior Cook, Cook, Assistant Cook, Food Service Assistant, Building and Grounds Assistant, Building and Grounds Supervisor, and student staff. Monitors food preparation methods and presentation of food to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Provides guidance and training for the Senior Cook in their role as a supervisor in the cook’s area of the dining unit. Instructs Cooks and Assistant Cooks in proper use and care of institutional cooking and food preparation equipment.
Completes production schedules for hot and cold food products for the late shift Cooks and Assistant Cooks.
Operates standard institutional cooking and food preparation equipment in the preparation of food for serving.
Prepares, cooks and coordinates the preparation of hot and cold menu items by following standard recipes, production specifications and scheduled serving times.
Assigns duties and specific tasks to employees and assures that such tasks are completed in a timely manner. Assists in evaluating the performance of Assistant Cooks and Cooks.
Instructs and trains employees in the performance of their duties; coordinates efficient work flow and instructs others in the proper use of equipment.
Maintains records of work performed, time expended, food temperatures and ingredients used, etc.; performs basic mathematical calculations and records information as needed.
Observes strict safety rules, sanitation standards and housekeeping practices.
Maintains all food items at proper temperatures as instructed.
Maintains surfaces, utensils, and equipment in a clean and serviceable condition.
Responds to client requests for service, special diets, as well as other information in a friendly, professional and helpful manner.
Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma or GED
Three years’ cooking experience in HDRBS Food Service Department or four years’ experience in other food service operation or comparable training experience.
Current ServSafe Manager Certification
Successful completion of department's culinary trainings and supervisory sessions within 3 years of hire/promotion.

Desired Qualifications:

Miami University Food Service operation experience preferred
Twelve (12) months training beyond high school, or a certificate or Degree from a Culinary Arts Program
Ability to taste, smell, and visually differentiate colors

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, work with ratios, calculate fractions, decimals and percents
Ability to read and write simple sentences
Knowledge of basic food preparation techniques including sauteing, display cooking, deep frying, grilling and steaming
Ability to weigh and measure ingredients
Ability to properly use knives and standard kitchen equipment
Ability to create garnishes
Knowledge of storage and handling
Ability to understand and follow directions
Ability to communicate information so others will understand
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services; this includes meeting quality standards and evaluation of those standards
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, production methods and coordination of people and resource
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services
Knowledge of techniques and equipment for handling food for consumption
Ability to motivate, develop and direct people as they work
Ability to monitor performance, teach others proper procedures
Use deductive reasoning to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Constant standing. Frequent stooping, pushing, pulling, walking and simple grasping. Occasional bending, squatting, twisting, and use of motor skills that require firm grasping, and fine manipulation. Minimal sitting and climbing. Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. Minimal lifting of and carrying/transporting materials weighing up to 35 pounds. Minimal overhead lifting up to 25 pounds.

Somewhat disagreeable working conditions due to exposure to either high or low temperatures. Some element of personal risk due to hot surfaces, wet surfaces and cutting equipment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Pre-employment drug testing may be required for this position.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
Benefit Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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