Wage Grade 2 Food Service Workers perform tasks with several steps or a sequence of tasks that requires attention to work operations. They follow set procedures in accomplishing repetitive assignments and follow an established sequence of work such as working in the dish room, passing trays, portioning cold foods and dipping hot foods. Some duties may include: Set up cafeteria lines, steam tables, dining room tables, and side service stands with hot and cold food items Break down and clean assigned area when the meal is finished and return to food to the kitchen Return soiled trays and dishes to the dish room after meals Brew coffee according to the number of servings required Apportion other food items into standard serving sizes using the proper utensils and containers Work in one or more functional areas of the kitchen such as food preparation, dish and pot washing, dry and refrigerated storage and receiving, and the serving line Operate and break down equipment Separate food waste and trash from dishes, glasses, and spray arms for preventive maintenance of the dish machine Unload delivery trucks Scrape, soak, scour, and scrub the heavier cooking utensils Perform other related duties as assigned Work Schedule: Tour and Schedule to be determine Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD99921A Physical Requirements: Wage Grade 2 Food Service Workers perform work requiring light to moderate physical effort. They may be required to perform heavy work, such as scouring and scrubbing large size cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies. They are subject to continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. They frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 20 pounds unassisted and occasionally lift or move objects weighing more than 40 pounds with the assistance of others. Working Conditions: The work is performed in kitchen areas where the steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often cause uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity. The work area is well-lighted but usually noisy from food service activities, and there is danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped. Food service workers are regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces, and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units.
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