Montana Jobs

facebook youtube linkedin
Mobile Montana Labor & Industry Mobile Logo

Job Information

Montana State University Production Manager - Bakery in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 25015

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Search Support at or 406-994-6468

Classification Title Culinary Prof III/Prod Mngr I - BZ

Working Title Production Manager - Bakery

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 and bakery industries.

Position Number 4N0957

Department Bakery Productions

Division Auxiliary Services

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


If other, specify From date

If other, specify End date

FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $30.50 per hour

Contract Type Classified Hourly

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Culinary Services Division ( ( CSD ), a division of Auxiliary Services, provides meals and specialty beverages for over 18,000 customers daily and is an integral part of campus life and the overall college experience. CSD 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, a commissary kitchen, several retail operations including 4 coffee shops, Chick-fil-A, the Union Market and Bobcat Grill, Brick Breeden Fieldhouse and Bobcat Stadium Concessions, Fork in the Road food truck, MSU Catering, Indulge In-House Bakery, and the Farm to Campus Program.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Bakery General Manager and working as part of the management team, the Production Manager ensures successful production and delivery of baked goods, and fresh produce, sandwiches, and salads to all CSD areas on campus.

  • Provides active supervision of culinary production and staff (full-time, student and other temporary employees). Primary emphasis will be student staff.

  • Performs a variety of administrative tasks such as inventory, ordering, labeling, recipe/ingredient maintenance, scheduling, billing, and payroll.

  • Regularly works in department operations in day to day activities as needed.

  • Performs daily quality inspections of production; ensures proper equipment operation/maintenance; and ensures staff are compliant with safety and sanitation guidelines.

  • Assists with training of culinary staff.

  • Ensures compliance with FDA codes and as directed by MSU’s Registered Sanitarian for sanitation guidelines and food handling and storage.

  • Interacts with and builds sustainable working relationships with campus constituents, vendors, and other industry partners.

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

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Progressively responsible experience in high volume food production and/or a high volume bakery, portion control, and quality control or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Progressively responsible experience supervising and training staff.

  • Proficient experience using computers and various software packages.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Journeyman level baking.

  • Experience working with a food services management system.

  • Experience with inventory control.

    The Successful Candidate Will

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

  • Navigate within the parameters of strict, published and/or established operating guidelines as it relates to procurement, contracting and food safety.

  • Exhibit creativity in the culinary/baking arts and exercise critically good judgment concerning taste, palatability and aesthetics of food quality.

  • Strong commitment to customer service.

  • Exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate employees to perform at and sustain a high level of quality.

  • Highly motivated and work with minimal supervision.

  • Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment.

  • Maintain and manage policy and procedure.

  • Quickly adapt to changing priorities.

  • Network and maintain strong working relationships.

  • Demonstrate experience in facilitating change, managing conflict, and problem solving.

  • Exhibit effective speaking and presentation skills in front of groups of varying size.

  • Be knowledgeable about State and Federal health and food safety guidelines.

  • Represent the department and the University to others in a professional and courteous manner.

    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.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet all State of Montana requirements to operate State/University vehicles. Please do not send a copy of your driver’s license at this time. (If the successful candidate possesses a valid out of state driver’s license, candidate must obtain a valid Montana driver’s license within 60 days.)

  • May work days, weekends, long hours, consecutive days during busy periods, and occasional holidays as the school and event schedule demands.

  • Occasional travel for work.

  • Occasional work outside and in inclement weather assisting with special events.

  • Possess an 8 hour management sanitation certification or have the ability to become certified.

  • Must have the ability to understand and communicate in English with adequate proficiency to follow directions from supervisor, read and understand safety guidelines and directions to prevent accidents or injuries from occurring, and communicate effectively with customers (staff, visitors, students) by listening and speaking clearly to them.

  • You are welcome to apply/interview for this position but the Culinary Services Department lacks the necessary funding to provide sponsorship at this time.

    Physical Demands

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.

  • Normal kitchen, bakery, cooler, freezer, warehouse and dock environments.

  • Stationary and/or moving about for long periods of time

  • Frequently moving, transporting, and placing containers/product weighing up to 50 lbs and occasionally up to 100lbs

  • Occasionally moving product up and down stairs

  • Bending, kneeling, stretching and general moving about while stocking products

  • Gripping handles on small kitchen utensils and other equipment

  • Performing repetitive motions related to job duties

  • Regular exposure to cleaning chemicals

  • Work for long periods of time at a computer.

    This position has supervisory duties? Yes

    Posting Detail Information

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Desired Start Date Upon completion of successful search

    Position End Date (if temporary)

    Open Date

    Close Date

    Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on July 24, 2024; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Please address the qualifications in your cover letter and resume.

Questions? Contact Search Support at or 406-994-6468.

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.

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: