Montana State University Warehouse Worker / Porter in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 19011

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Search Support at or 406-994-6468.

Classification Title Warehouse Wrkr

Working Title Warehouse Worker / Porter

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 Multiple

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 $12.2052 per hour

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 supervision from the Dining Hall Warehouse Assistant Manager, the Warehouse Worker (Porter) is responsible for :

  • Accurately receiving, checking in, recording receiving temps, and stocking daily deliveries of food and food service related items in a timely manner

  • Rotating food products according to expiration dates and sanitation rules

  • Maintaining a clean receiving area and disposing of all pallets and packaging appropriately

  • Maintaining the cleanliness and organization of all storage areas, floors, walls, and storage racks

  • Assisting in all food service areas as needed both front of house and back of house.

  • Making delivery runs across campus as needed.

  • 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

  • Experience providing excellent customer service to a variety of individuals or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

  • Basic math skills.

  • Experience taking direction from multiple supervisors.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Warehouse experience handling food products and food service related items.

  • Experience operating warehouse related equipment.

  • Experience using computers and various software packages with an emphasis on Microsoft Office programs.

The Successful Candidate Will

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

  • Efficiently operate work equipment

  • Understand and utilize the inventory reconciliation process

  • Exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Be highly motivated and work with minimal supervision.

  • Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment.

  • Quickly adapt to changing priorities

  • Prioritize and organize workload in order to meet deadlines.

  • Have excellent attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness

  • Follow sanitation guidelines and policies

  • Represent the division 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.)

10 and 12month positions available.

Shifts vary. Department is open 7 days a week.

Will occasionally work some evenings, weekends, long hours, and occasional holidays as the school and event schedule demands.

Physical Demands

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

  • Constant gripping handles while operating hand trucks and hydraulic jacks

  • Heavy work: repeatedly moving and lifting containers weighing up to 90 lbs and might be awkward in size and difficult to move

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

  • Walking up and down stairs while carrying product

  • Bending and/or kneeling while stocking product

  • Gripping handles on small kitchen utensils

  • Performing repetitive motions such as but not limited to chopping, stirring, and serving

  • 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 Multiple

Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of the search process.

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

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

Special Instructions

Please either complete the work history section 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: .