Bluefield University Student Job Opportunities

PM Lead Barista

3:00 pm – 9:30 p.m.     Monday – Sunday
6:30 pm – 9:30 p.m.     Monday – Sunday

Uniforms will be provided and must be always worn. Please be in uniform, with hands washed, and ready to start work before you clock in.

Job Description

Oversee all functions of the coffee station operations

  • Follows coffee shop drink recipes and procedures
  • Scheduling
  • Daily training / SCA training
  • Cash control/accounting
  • Cleaning/Sanitation/Safe Food Handling (certification required)
  • Ordering
  • Customer Care Training / Customer Satisfaction
  • Community Outreach as Assigned.
  • Marketing weekly/monthly in coordination with the Retail Manager
  • Quality Controls / Coffee Council Meetings
  • Supervising staff/maintaining standards (professionalism)
  • Maintain portion size/specs
  • Maintain presentation of food displays/counters

Essential Functions

  • Requires occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work on your feet for the entire length of the shift.
  • Must be able to work in extreme conditions of hot and cold (i.e., cooler, freezers, and hot equipment).
  • Must be able to work on potentially hazardous surfaces (i.e., wet floors).
  • Work with and around hazardous chemical solutions, cleaning supplies.
  • Must be able to read and extend standard recipes.
  • Must realize and respond accordingly to special conditions conflicting with your normal work schedule.

Daily Responsibilities

  • Comply with all policies and procedures.
  • Monitor the posted work schedule. Works\ with managers on schedule changes to meet service needs. Exceptions must be approved by FSD.
  • Take an active role in order taking and providing service.
  • Restock supplies as needed.
  • Comply with recipes and procedures in the Operations Manual.
  • Maintain high levels of sanitation at all times.
  • Responsible for the security of cash for the coffee shop.
  • Responsible for communicating all issues and concerns to the Retail Manager.
  • Post-sales to Daily Cash Register Reconciliation form. Count cash drawer down to $100. Secure cash in safe.
  • Submit any special-order needs that are to be filled by the cafeteria.
  • Record any campus charges on the log sheet.

Daily Schedule

  • 3:00 pm
    • Be in uniform and ready to work
    • Bank cash drawer and post balance on the call log
    • Begin working through the opening checklist – complete by 3:00 pm
    • Assist with customer service as needed
    • Begin making a list of supplies needed from the cafeteria – use restocking form
  • 4:00 pm
    • Make sure that all products are full and ready for the evening service
    • Assist on coffee needs as available
    • Keep tables and floors cleaned out front
  • 6:00 pm
    • Organize for PM shift crew to take over
    • Restock supplies
  • 9:30 pm
    • At the end of your shift bank cash drawer and record balance on the log
    • Manage all closing needs and complete closing checklist
    • Clock out

Qualification Standards

Knowledge in the safe operation of the following equipment:

  1. Cash Register
  2. Coffee Brewing Equipment
  3. Espresso equipment
  4. Well-developed knowledge of espresso and coffee program standards and recipes.
  5. Completion of SCA certification with six months of employment.
  6. Ability to recognize and maintain the highest standards of appearance and flavor of drinks served.
  7. Completion of the Pioneer College Caterers Sanitation Training Program.
  8. Maintain a clean, safe, and well-organized working environment always.


You will be evaluated on the quality and quantity of food/work produced daily.  A policy of clean-as-you-go will be enforced; worktables, sinks, carts, equipment, and floors must be clean both during and before the end of each shift.  All guidelines outlined in your employee handbook must be adhered to.  Formal written evaluations will be performed by your supervisor twice each year.

Safety Guidelines

Observing safety rules is an important part of each job in the kitchen.  Please observe all safety posters and guidelines.  Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available for all chemicals used in the kitchen.  Please familiarize yourself with their location.  Safety in the workplace is the responsibility of everyone.  Let us all work together to make our kitchen a safe place to work.

Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231


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