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Class Code: 674L
Category: Inst. Food & Personal Services


Performs skilled baking work at an institution.

Typical Work

Operates baking equipment and machines;

Weighs and mixes ingredients for bread; weighs and molds bread dough; bakes bread;

Weighs ingredients and mixes cake, pie, and pastry dough; rolls pie shells and prepares fruits, fillings, and icings; prepares desserts;

May supervise and instruct inmates, patients, or students in baking operations and cleaning area and equipment;

Maintains standards of safety and sanitation;

Operates bakery equipment, food mixers, and ovens;

Adjusts recipes to volume of demand;

Stores leftover ingredients and products; assists in their utilization; rotate stock;

Cleans work area and equipment; maintains sanitary and safe work area;

Relieves higher level bakers;

Inventories and maintains necessary supplies and goods for assigned meals;

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: standard practices, methods, ingredients, and equipment used in large scale preparation of bakery products and desserts; chemistry of baking and fermentation; methods of storing baked goods; safety precautions; sanitation standards; record keeping and report preparation.

Ability to: bake bread, rolls, and pastries; follow formulas and recipes; follow written and oral instructions; supervise and instruct inmates, patients, or students.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

One year of experience as a baker



Two years of experience as a Food Service Aide with training in baking

Completion of a course in baking in the military services or a vocational school may be substituted for experience.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 4030 Baker, 80400 Baker 1; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.