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Montana State University Baker I in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 19239

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Search Support at or 406-994-6468.

Classification Title Baker I - BZ

Working Title Baker I

Brief Position Overview

MSU is looking for bakers to join the team and actively participate in the ever changing world of the high-paced food industry.

Position Number

Department Bakery Productions

Division Auxiliary Services

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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Union Affiliation Teamsters

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $12.21 per 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 a day becoming an integral part of campus life and the overall college experience. 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

Under general supervision of the management staff, Baker I’s are responsible for:

  • Production of scratch baked goods.

  • Operation of large scale and specialty bakery equipment.

  • General cleaning of bakery equipment.

  • Instruction and oversight of student employees.

Bakers may be asked to focus on certain areas of production: dessert and breakfast production, bread production, bagels and pizza dough, and packaging.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Progressive food service or bakery experience or a combination of relevant education and experience.

  • Experience operating commercial bakery equipment and/or other food service equipment.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Large volume bakery or food service experience.

The Successful Candidate Will

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

  • Prepare a wide variety of recipes in mass quantity

  • Exhibit interest in the culinary and baking 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

  • Have excellent attention to detail

  • 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.

Will be asked to work evenings, weekends, long hours, consecutive days during busy periods, and holidays dependent on school and event schedule.

12month position with benefits.

Shift is 8:00am – 4:30pm Tuesday through Friday and 4:00am – 12:30pm on Saturday.

Physical Demands

  • Normal commercial bakery, kitchen, cooler, and freezer environments.

  • Stationary for long periods of time.

  • Move product up and down stairs.

  • Frequently move and lift containers/product weighing up to 50 lbs and occasionally up to 100lbs.

  • Bend and/or kneel while stocking product.

  • Grip handles on small kitchen utensils and other equipment.

  • Perform 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? Yes

Posting Detail Information

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Applications will be:

Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

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

Questions? Contact – Baker 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: .