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Position Detail - Baker


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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Dining Services

Position Type: Staff Full-time

Hours per week: 40   

Weeks per year: 33

Work Schedule: 2:00AM - 10:00AM 

Core Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assists other bakers with general preparation and production. Assists in preparation of food by any of the following methods, according to directions: Scaling ingredients for all bakery products Mixing Shaping or panning ingredients Proofing Baking Uses standardized recipes and production sheets in the preparation of all food. Assists in and uses proper procedures for placing, receiving, and storing orders. Refrigerates and / or stores all food following proper food storage and handling procedures. Maintains clean and orderly work area and keeps utensils and equipment clean and in good working order. Assists in taking weekly inventory. Helps put away dishes, pots and pans as needed. Responsible for preparing and recording amounts of food as designated by computer production sheets. May assist in packing bakery orders if necessary. Reports/communicates any problems or concerns to Bakery Manager in a timely manner. Performs other duties as assigned. 


Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in a high volume commercial bakery or college setting.
Must be able to work well under pressure.
Must be willing to be flexible with work schedule to respond to the varying needs of the operation.
Must have good communication skills, both written and orally, with a sound understanding of the English language. Basic computer skills desirable.
Must be able to pass a physical examination without restrictions.
Must be able to give direction and instruct others.
Must be cooperative and willing to work with others.
Must be neat in appearance and work habits, and must comply with safety and sanitation regulations as prescribed by law.
Willingness to participate in a ServSafe class to obtain Food Protection Manager Certification is required. Must comply with proper dress code as designated by Department.

License/Certifications: Willingness to participate in a ServSafe class to obtain Food Protection Manager Certification is required.


Physical Demands: 

Routinely lifts/moves an average of 30 pounds. May occasionally lift 75 pounds.
Lifting: 30%– 50% of time at work (could require bending and twisting).
Pans of product, replenishing / storing product, preparing recipes (requires lifting cases of product).
Ability to carry product a distance. For example- getting products in refrigerated or dry storage areas, the distance of approximately 100 feet or more.
Overhead lifting: 10% or more.
Storing or removing product or equipment from shelves.
Routinely on your feet throughout an 8 hour shift (could also be working alone during part of shift).
Requires lots of walking.

Working Conditions: Floor surface is quarry tile and is non-giving.
Works around slippery surfaces due to spills, dropped food, trips to the pot sink to get equipment cleaned.
Potential hazardous areas of concern and exposure to equipment – uses or works near all of the following to prepare and serve food:
Cooking equipment
Slicing equipment
Heavy and large pots, pans
Sharp edges from open cans
Works around tables with corners

Background Checks:

Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified
employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully
carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate
background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as
the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver

Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and
Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.

Special Instructions for Applicants: 

Apply online by application deadline. Application materials must include 1) a cover letter summarizing
interests and qualifications, 2) a complete resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for 3
professional references. 

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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