Montana State University Dishwasher in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 19124

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Search Support at or 406-994-6468.

Classification Title Culinary Assoc I - BZ

Working Title Dishwasher

Brief Position Overview

Culinary Services is looking for motivated team members who are excited to actively participate in the ever changing world of the high-paced food industry.

Position Number 4N3526

Department Rendezvous Dining Pavilion

Division Auxiliary Services

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Academic Year


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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation Teamsters

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $11.41/hour, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type Classified Hourly

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Culinary Services (CS), a division of Auxiliary Services, provides meals for over 12,000 customers. CS proudly provides Montana State University students with not only a repertoire of various cuisines, cooking styles, and flavors, but a comfortable atmosphere to meet friends, study, and simply relax. The division is comprised of 2 residential dining halls, 9 retail operations, Brick Breeden Fieldhouse and Bobcat Stadium Concessions, Fork in the Road food truck, MSU Catering, Indulge In-House Bakery & Salads, and the Farm to Campus Program.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Culinary Associate I/Dishwasher actively works in the preparation, production, and general service of food and beverage to create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for students and other customers during their dining experience.

  • Positively and professionally interacts with customers

  • May be assigned to the dishroom, beverages, and or other operational areas

  • Ensures quality product is being served

  • Assists with monitoring inventory and keeping records

  • Assists with the cleaning, disposition and storage of foods, supplies, and equipment

  • Properly handles food in accordance with FDA food codes

  • Cleans areas and equipment in accordance with the sanitarian’s recommendations

  • And actively contributes to the team by performing other duties as needed in support of the department’s mission.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Basic experience in a customer service or food industry position or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

  • Experience successfully providing excellent front line customer service.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Dish room experience.

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Positively and professionally perform all the functions of the position while providing excellent customer service

  • Exhibit interest in the culinary arts and exercise critically good judgment concerning taste, palatability and aesthetics of food quality

  • Exhibit strong communication skills

  • Work well individually or with a team

  • Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment

  • Exhibit accurate record keeping skills

  • Prioritize and organize workload in order to complete tasks in a timely manner

  • Quickly adapt to changing priorities

  • Follow health and sanitation guidelines for food preparation and handling

  • Work effectively and efficiently in close cooperation with CS staff in a team-oriented environment

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

10month position. Eligible for full benefits 12months of the year. Shift is normally Tuesday – Saturday, 11am to 8pm. May change dependent on departmental need.

May occasionally work outside and in inclement weather assisting with special events.

Physical Demands

  • Normal kitchen, cooler, freezer, dock environments.

  • Standing and/or moving about for long periods of time.

  • Moving product up and down stairs.

  • Frequently moving and lifting containers/product weighing up to 50 lbs and occasionally up to 100lbs.

  • Bending and/or kneeling while stocking product.

  • Gripping handles on small kitchen utensils and other equipment.

  • Performing repetitive motions related to job duties.

  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals on a daily basis.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of the search process

Position End Date (if temporary)

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Applications will be:

Reviewed on a continual basis and will continue to be accepted until the position(s) are filled.

Special Instructions

Please tell us about your work history as you build your personal profile or attach a resume.

Questions? Contact – Search Support at or 994-6468.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .