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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: U1001 / Baker
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 04

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Performs a variety of baking duties and assists with the preparation of breads, rolls, muffins, cookies, pies, cakes, doughnuts, biscuits, and other pastries.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Prepares breads, rolls, muffins, cookies, pies, cakes, doughnuts, biscuits, and other pastries, including icings and frostings, according to established recipes.
  2. Reviews production schedules to determine variety and quantity of goods to bake and to assemble supplies and equipment needed for daily baking activities.
  3. Receives ingredients and other supplies from main kitchen and/or pantry as required for daily operations.
  4. Cuts and weighs dough into uniform portions with knife or divider, molds dough into loaves or other shapes, and places in pans; proofs dough and bakes in oven using peel; inspects product for quality during and after baking and makes adjustments to processes as required.
  5. Spreads or sprinkles a range of various toppings on specialty baked items.
  6. Shapes dough for cookies, pies, and fancy pastries either by hand or by using dough rollers and cookie cutters.
  7. Prepares compotes, gelatins, custards, meat pies, fillings, and other finishes as required.
  8. Cleans and maintains work areas, utensils, and equipment.
  9. Attends to day-to-day problems and needs concerning equipment and food supplies; detects and ensures disposition of spoiled or unattractive food, defective supplies/equipment, and/or other unusual conditions.
  10. Completes production sheets and other records as required.
  11. May be required to prepare baked goods for special diets.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 6 months of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Ability to monitor and/or maintain quality control standards.
  • Ability to prepare and bake a variety of pastries, rolls and/or other baked goods.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to receive, stock, and/or deliver goods.
  • Knowledge of maintenance and care of culinary facilities, equipment, supplies, and materials.
  • Knowledge of food preparation and presentation methods, techniques, and quality standards.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) Preparing breads, rolls, muffins, cookies, pies, cakes, doughnuts, biscuits and other pastries according to established recipies; b) preparing and placing various toppings on specialty baked items; c) cleaning and maintaining work area, utensils and equipment; d) detecting and ensuring disposition of spoiled food, and/or other unusual conditions; e) reviewing and completing production sheets; and f) ability to obtain State of New Mexico food Handler's Certificate.

Conditions of Employment

  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017