State of Washington Classified Job Specification
Performs skilled baking work at an institution.
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.
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.
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.