Coffee Shop Attendant


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Coffee Shop Attendant

Coffee Shop Attendant - Physical Demands

Counter attendants frequently:

  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Walk or run for long periods of time.
  • Repeat the same movements.
  • Use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.

It is important for counter attendants to be able to:

  • Understand the speech of another person.
  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • See details of objects that are less than a few feet away.

It is not as important, but still necessary, for counter attendants to be able to:

  • Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired.
  • Hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while moving the arm.
  • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects.
  • Use one or two hands to grasp, move, or assemble objects.
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  • See details of objects that are more than a few feet away.
  • Make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls.
  • Be physically active for long periods without getting tired or out of breath.
  • Bend, stretch, twist, or reach out.
  • Focus on one source of sound and ignore others.
  • See differences between colors, shades, and brightness.
  • Determine the distance between objects.
  • Coordinate movement of several parts of the body, such as arms and legs, while the body is moving.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.