Wage Grade 4 Food Service Workers independently perform duties that require proficiency in special procedures. They require a broad knowledge of service operations, such as food and beverage preparation, modified diets, computer proficiency, dishwashing, dry and refrigerated storage, and safety and sanitation. Wage grade 4 workers can do all the duties of a lower grade worker, but also may help with making patient selections, thickening items and checking trays. Duties of this position are, but not limited to: Set up assigned station on the tray line with the correct supplies and food items Serve food cafeteria style by placing uniform portions of food on customers'/patients'/residents' plates Break down and clean the station when assigned Set up dining room tables for service, place food and beverages on tables, and replenish items as necessary Return soiled trays and dishes to the dish room Deliver meal trays to the patients' bedsides and report the patients' comments and complaints to the supervisor or dietitian Prepare beverages according to the number of servings required Prepare fresh fruit/cold salads/dressings/sandwich fillings and cold sandwiches and simple cold desserts in specified quantities Sort, wash, peel and cut cold foods using knives or other equipment Provide assistance to cooks in the food preparation area, such as weigh, measure and assemble ingredients according to standardized recipes Prepare uncooked food items, such as sandwich spread and salad dressings Operate and break down and clean all equipment assigned to food service and related areas Portion other food items into standard serving sizes using the proper utensils and specified dishware Prepare boxed/to go meals Work Schedule: 6:00am-2:30pm or 10:30am-7:00pm, 5 days a week, rotating Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD99836-S Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Physical Requirements: The duties of this position require light-to-moderate physical effort. Work may involve constant standing; frequent walking; repeated bending/stooping; pushing/pulling and lifting, reaching or moving objects weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted and must be able to lift/carry up to 45 pounds with the assistance of other workers. Carts pushed by employee may weigh between 450-475 pounds and require up to 25 pounds of force to push. Must be able to push heavy pieces of equipment, such as loaded carts, over long distances (between buildings). Correct lifting and body mechanic techniques must always be used.
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