The Aggie Chocolate Factory, Research, and Learning Center (ACF) within the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences at Utah State University is a small-scale craft manufacturer of bean-to-bar chocolate specializing in high quality single origin products. As a manufacturer it is essential that the factory operate efficiently and safely as a business, research, and center of education and learning. To accomplish this, the facility must comply with industry best practice standards of operation and management. The ACF has a temporary part-time position for a multi-talented individual willing to accept a wide range of responsibilities from customer service, factory maintenance, and production. The position reports directly to the manager of the ACF.
The Aggie Chocolate Factory will accommodate your schedule as best as possible with priority given to your academic schedule.
To maintain this position, you will be required to work approximately 10 hours per month.
• Work and learn under that supervision of a qualified Aggie Chocolate Factory production supervisor
• Develop a complete knowledge of the production process (bean sorting, roasting, winnowing, grinding, conching, tempering, molding, cocoa liquor pressing)
• Have the ability to perform the complete production process
• Help meet production targets on time
• Maintain up-to-date, accurate production logs, reports, and summaries
• Smile! This is a chocolate factory, you should be passionate about chocolate
• Point of sale transactions. Assist customers with purchases and operate point of sale system
• Serve drinks and other chocolate treats
• Prepare hot and cold chocolate by following recipes meticulously
• Maintain a clean, well organized work environment including sweeping & mopping floors, wiping & shining counters, cleaning and shining machines, etc.
• Perform clerical tasks such as answering phone calls, taking orders, and keeping electronics systems up to date.
• Wash dishes and utensils used for preparation of café and production items
• Eye Contact/Body Language. Be confident in your abilities
• Respect and Welcome. Be positive and outgoing
• Value the Customer Experience. Create a memorable experience for each guest
• Initiate Guest Contact. Be outgoing, friendly, and courteous
• Create Service Solutions. Be proactive, be patient, be positive
• End with a Thank You. Every guest deserves your sincere gratitude
• Generate and discuss ideas with colleagues and supervisors
• Participate and contribute to ACF meetings as needed
• Research, study, and learn with the aim to improve the ACF
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Ability to work at least 10 hr per month. This may include morning & early afternoon shifts, weekends, holidays and special events such as football and basketball games.
• Ability to think logically, critically, solve problems, and implement solutions
• Ability to prioritize and adapt as necessary to changing circumstances
• Ability to work independently and with teams
• Commitment to continual personal improvement and operations improvement
• Commitment to quality, safety, efficiency, teaching, and learning
• Friendly and positive attitude, high energy, and enthusiasm
• Initiative and strong work ethic
• Willingness to listen and learn from others and seek support from others when needed
• Currently hold or acquire a food handler’s permit before employment commences
• Basic mathematics skills
• Effective communications skills
• Demonstrated customer service skills
• Availability to work any shift as required including weekends, holidays, and special events.
As a representative of Utah State University and Primary contributors to its mission, all employees are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:
• Take initiative
• Maintain confidentiality
• Be accountable
• Behave ethically
• Be honest and trustworthy
• Demonstrate a strong work ethic
• Be inquisitive
• Be detail oriented
• Be self-motivated
• Efficiently manage multiple tasks
• Be a team player
• Be committed to improving USU
• Follow workplace dress code
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV
2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
This position requires moderate physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including moderate lifting (up to 50 pounds), walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, and squatting. This position requires nearly continuous standing, repetitive hand motions, and reaching overhead. Employees may be exposed to unusual elements including extreme temperatures, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
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