Culinary Professional II (Cook II)-UM Western

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This is a job posting from company – University of Montana

Employment TypeFull Time

Work Hours: 8

Salary: $20 To $30/An Hour

Location: Montana, USA

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Culinary Professional II (Cook II)

Department: Dining Services
Position: Full-time, 12-month position, flexible schedule
Union Affiliation: MFPE
Annual Compensation Package Valued at $42,000+ includes:

  • Hourly wage $14.00;
  • Employer paid insurance package for medical, dental, life, long-term disability and vision hardware;
  • Paid annual leave and paid sick leave;
  • Employer matched retirement contributions;
  • Tuition waivers for any of the Montana University System campuses.


The Culinary Professional II reports to the head cook on shift and is responsible for the following duties:

  • Acts in a lead capacity by training and supervising student and temporary workers in assigned areas to ensure the accurate and proper preparation, production, and presentation of hot and cold food items required for daily menus.
  • Upholds the exceptional food quality, quantity, and presentation standards for menu items, using methods including batch cooking and just-in-time preparation methods.
  • At all time, maintains a positive work environment by providing direction, effective communication, opportunity for individual growth and leadership by example. This person is required to create a positive environment for team members and guests by building and maintaining a work atmosphere of trust and respect through establishing open communication among team members, recognizing the value of individual differences at all levels of the organization, taking steps to prevent destructive conflict, handling conflict in an appropriate manner and providing support and assistance to team members.
  • Enforce all SERV Safe food safety procedures relating to food handling, storage, time, and production techniques.
  • Perform effective food cost practices including the use of leftovers, daily specials, and accurate production techniques.


It is necessary for the candidate to have basic verbal, reading, and writing skills. Able to work unsupervised, and complete work assignments within assigned timeframes. Physical requirements include lifting up to 40 pounds, pushing and pulling carts and equipment, long periods of standing and exposure to heat, cold and cleaning chemicals. The knowledge, skills, and abilities described here are typically acquired through a combination of a high school diploma and two years of commercial food service experience. A Serve Safe certificate is required within six months of employment and can be acquired on the job.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 70 full-time faculty and more than 1,200 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.

Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers.

The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UMW may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UMW, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).


Review of applications will begin immediately, but will remain open until the position is filled.

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A complete application Includes: * Letter of Interest– addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.

  • Detailed Resume– listing education and describing work experience.
  • Professional References– names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Or send application materials to:

Kelly Graham
Personnel Officer
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Tara Jones via email at or by calling 406-683-7228.

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