Classification KB05 (Band )

State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Performs routine or standardized work in the preparation and cooking of food products.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Prepares and/or cooks meats, vegetables, sandwiches, soups, gravies and various other food products.
Unloads and stores food products.
Inspects prepared food for palatability, appearance and conformance with menus, recipes and diets.
Measures prescribed quantities for food and baking products.
Prepares and serves food from food lines, at tables or on trays to be delivered.
Assists with cooking, baking or meat-cutting tasks in a trainee status.
Operates deep fat fryers, griddles, toasters and similar equipment.
Prepares and bakes breads and pastries.
Operates or checks cash registers in a dining facility.
Provides work direction to new employees.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of methods, materials and appliances used in food preparation and service.
Knowledge of sanitation and safety procedures pertaining to food preparation and service.
Knowledge of the methods, materials and appliances used in a bakery.
Knowledge of meat-processing procedures.
Ability to maintain simple records and prepare written reports.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

There are no minimum training and experience requirements for this class.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

There are no minimum training requirements for this class.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Infrequent)
Ability to climb ladders carrying up to 10 lbs. (Infrequent)
May be required to climb 10 flights of stairs in emergencies. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work in extreme heat and humidity. (Continuous).
Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent)
Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous to Frequent)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift and carry 16-30 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift and carry 31-50 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 30 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to work rotating shifts.
Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to operate kitchen equipment, slicers, grease filters, etc.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.