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Baker - Dining & Health Services

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Baker is responsible for following company recipes in preparing assigned foods for clients and customers based on client needs and contractual obligations.
Requirements
POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Requires at least one year experience in volume baking. Requires knowledge of and experience in practicing proper safety standards in handling food and equipment.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Must have basic math, reading and writing abilities
Must be able to follow oral and written instructions
Must be able to measure accurately and have sufficient dexterity to handle food and equipment efficiently and safely
Must be able to bend or stoop frequently at many intervals during the day
Must be able to twist and rotate 180 degrees during each day
Must be able to see near and far
Must be able to tolerate sudden and extreme changes in temperatures
Must be able to follow the Health Standards of the food service industry
Job requires employee to count or weigh items; add, subtract, multiply and divide; measure numbers, proportions and quantities of food products
Must be able to stand for at least 8 hours a day
Must be able to reach short distances into the ovens to retrieve cooked products
Job will require working under stress when confronted with emergency situations which working with speed is essential
Job will require moving hands skillfully in the mixing of products
POSITION RELATIONSHIPS:
The Baker is directly supervised by the supervisor on duty or Manager with no responsibilities in management or personnel supervision.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:
The position functions and duties described below may not be the only requirements of the position. It may be necessary to follow other instructions or perform other related duties required by Valley Services, Inc.
1. Responsible for preparing, cooking and portioning of all baked menu items following stardardized recipes and production work sheets
Prepare biscuit mix by specified time on schedule and /or Manager or Supervisor
Cover and store in cooler for the following morning
Prepare biscuits and muffins for patients and cafeteria line
Prepare all desserts, dinner rolls and cornbread for lunch meal
Set up cafeteria dessert on serving line
Garnish all prepared items as needed and as specified by production work sheet and /or Manager or Supervisor
Store all prepared dessert items for patient line on sheet pans and in reach in cooler until line starts
Prepare food for dinner meal
Pull and bake any pies needed for the following day
Assist on tray line, as requested by Supervisor, pulling food cart to hospital nurses station
2. Maintain cooking area and equipment in clean, sanitary, neat and orderly manner
Handle food, equipment and utensils in accordance with sanitary and safety regulations
Wash and sanitize all pots and pans after preparing meals
Ensure that all areas are clean before leaving each day
3. Follow all company and client policies, rules, and regulations
Be to work on time. In case of emergency report directly to your Manager in advance of regular scheduled starting time
Report any problems immediately to the Manager or Manager on duty
Read and follow company/client safety policies and procedures, initials and records
4. Maintain workplace professionalism
Arrive at work on time
Support company decisions and policies even though you may personally disagree with those decisions
Think in terms of what is best for the company
Establish and meet realistic timetables for accomplishing goals
Continuously evaluate the effectivness and efficiency of ongoing programs for which you are responsible and identify opportunities to improve these programs
Display a friendly and positive attitude toward the job and other persons; perform job duties willingly and without complaint; attempt to understand and respond to needs of supervisor and co-workers; avoid making hostile or unproductive comments
Maintain proper attendance Report to work on time; provide sufficient notice to supervisory personnel prior to unavailability or lateness in accordance with company policy
Dress professionally at all times
Maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding departmental and company business; never releasing or discussing internal matters of a serious or sensitive nature outside the department or company
Ensure that your supervisor is advised on a timely basis of potential problems
Valley Services Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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