Fast Food and Counter Workers:

Perform duties such as taking orders and serving food and beverages. Serve customers at counter or from a steam table. May take payment. May prepare food and beverages.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $20,580.00
Average Time to Fill 38 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 204,693
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 12.84 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Following Directions
Customer Service
Resource Management
Oral Communication
Pride in Work
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Math Application

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare beverages for clients or customers
Perform food preparation duties
Place food on dishes or trays or in takeout bags
Distribute food to wait staff to serve customers
Prepare appetizers, salads, or cold dishes
Operate food production and preparation equipment
Assist chefs or caterers with food or drink preparation
Add garnishes to food
Cut cooked or raw foods
Cook food for customers or patients
Prepare specialty foods
Prepare food products by hand through shaping, kneading, or rolling
Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies
Perform short order cooking
Grind meats such as beef, pork, poultry, or fish
Preserve meat, poultry, or fish
Package food or supplies
Mix food or beverage ingredients according to instructions
Store supplies or goods in kitchens or storage areas
Bake goods such as breads, rolls, and other items
Package goods for shipment or storage
Cut meat products
Operate food decorating equipment
Stock products or parts
Arrange decorations or furniture for banquets, dining venues, or social functions
Move goods in and out of inventory
Wrap products for preservation, protection, safety, and stability

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Customer Contact
Upselling Products and Services
Store Operations
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
Equipment Cleaning
Retail Industry Knowledge
Payment Receiving
Safety Training

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