Food Services Technician I, 45

Posted on 02.04.2013



Classification Title:

Food Services Technician I


 Exempt   Non-Exempt





Reports to:               

Food Services Supervisor




Position Summary:  This position performs routine kitchen duties.


Level of Autonomy: Maximum supervision


Essential Functions

Duties included, but are not limited to:

Performance Domain


Assist in meal preparation for residential clients following established menu and any special diet requirement.

Program Support Services


Assist in meal preparation for employee meal program.

Program Support Services


Assist in preparation for Center catering requirements.

Program Support Services


Transport meals from kitchen to other locations as necessary.

Program Support Services


Serve residential clients’ meals, assuring that special diet needs and/or requests are met.

Program Support Services

Corporate Compliance


Maintain necessary paperwork and records for kitchen operation, including logs, inventory and count sheets.

Program Support Services


Ensures freshness of product by maintaining and rotating stock on a daily basis.

Corporate Compliance


Maintain strict adherence to hygienic standards as established by regulatory agencies, Center standards and operation procedures.

Corporate Compliance


Maintain cleanliness of all areas of kitchen, pantry, freezer, refrigerator and storage facilities.

Corporate Compliance



Maintain strict adherence to OSHA, health department and Center safety standards and operational procedures.

Corporate Compliance


Employment Responsibility

Performance Domain

  • Adherence to all David Lawrence Center Policies and Procedures.
  • Adherence to Program Specific Policies and Procedures.
  • Successful completion of all mandatory training requirements.
  • Adherence to David Lawrence Center Time and Attendance Standards.
  • Adherence to David Lawrence Center Code of Ethics and Boundaries.
  • Minimizing, reporting and managing risk to clients, staff and David Lawrence Center.

Employment  Responsibility


Education and Experience

  • HS/GED preferred.
  • Minimum one year experience in food preparation.


Knowledge and Skills

  • Must have the ability to follow and understand oral and written instruction.


Additional Certifications, Licensure or Training




Additional Requirements:



Performance Aptitudes:

  • Data Utilization: Requires the ability to compile, assemble, copy, record and/or transcribe data and/or information according to a prescribed schema or plan.  Includes judging whether readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics are similar to or divergent from prescribed standards, procedures or routines.
  • Human Interaction: Requires the ability to exchange information for the purpose of obtaining information or clarifying details.  Performs such within well established policies, procedures and standards.
  • Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization:  Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery or tools and/or materials to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.
  • Mathematical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form.  Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.
  • Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.


ADA Compliance:

  • Physical Requirements: Tasks may involve the ability to exert moderate physical effort and may involve some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching as well as lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects (20-50 pounds) and may occasionally involve heavier objects and/or materials (up to 100 pounds). Tasks may involve repetitive hand/arm motions for long periods of time.
  • Sensory Requirements:  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors.  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate odors/aromas.  Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.
  • Environmental Factors:  Tasks may be performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes; machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife, and toxic/poisonous agents.
  • Occupational Exposure: Reasonable anticipation based on use of machinery, equipment and tools of the trade.


David Lawrence Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, David Lawrence Center will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


David Lawrence Center is a Drug Free Workplace pursuant to the Drug Free Workplace Program under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law.