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Production Worker*

Company: Duke University
Location: Durham
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America's leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Occupational Summary

Prepare, portion and cook large quantities of meat, fish, fowl, gravies, vegetables, cereals, soups, fruits, bread, pastries, pies, rolls, doughnuts and other forms of food and baked goods from recipes and instructions under general supervision.

Work Performed

Cook large quantities of meat, fish, fowl, gravies, vegetables, cereals, soups, fruits and other types of food according to recipes and instructions to include, but not limited to, baking, roasting, frying, stewing, broiling, boiling, and steaming.

Review menus, recipes and production sheets; measure and batch ingredients; mix, mold, knead, roll, cut, weigh, proof and bake dough for bread, pastries, pies, rolls, doughnuts, and other baked goods.

Measure and serve individual portions of bakery products; glaze, ice, fill, and decorate cakes and pastries; prepare pie shells and fillings as needed.

Wash, weigh, portion, mix, batch, chop, cut, bone, trim, and otherwise prepare food stuffs for cooking as appropriate; operate and maintain food production equipment.

Carve portions of meat, fish, and fowl for individual servings; place prepared food on trays or dishes for storage or pick up by food service personnel. Ensure all supplies, materials and equipment are available in assigned work area for proper performance of duties; report production or equipment problems to appropriate personnel; maintain accurate production records to include portions and quantities of products prepared, used, and leftover.

Clean working area, production utensils and production equipment to include ovens, cabinets, cooler, floors, choppers and blenders; follow appropriate sanitary procedures while cooking and cleaning. Operate and maintain equipment such as mixers, cutters, ovens, doughnut machines, freezers, refrigerators, scales and other food service equipment.

Count, wrap, bag, stack, label and store baked products; load baked products on trays and trucks to be conveyed to kitchen or cafeteria.

Monitor the work of and assist in training employees in lower classifications. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires the ability to understand and follow instructions, interpret recipes, use fractions to modify proportions and mix, measure and/or prepare ingredients generally acquired through a high school education.


Work requires six months as a Production Worker Trainee or related food production experience.




The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Nearest Major Market: Durham

Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

Keywords: Duke University, Durham , Production Worker*, Professions , Durham, North Carolina

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