What does a Dishwasher I do?
Dishwashers are responsible for ensuring the cleanliness and sanitization of dishes, tableware, glassware, pots, pans, and utensils through manual and machine cleaning methods. Additionally, dishwashers are expected to keep the dishwarshing area clean and safe.
Dishwashers generally have a high school diploma or equivalent. Many dishwashers enhance their employability by getting a food handler certification card, which is obtained by taking a short course or program that covers food safety. Dishwashers need strong prioritization and organizational skills.
- Scrape, rinse, and load dishes and utensils into dish machine
- Wash and sanitize all pans, utensils, and dishes
- Clean, sanitize, and maintain dish machine
- Unload dishes and utensils from dish machine and organize them properly
- Empty trash containers regularly
- Maintain a clean work area and kitchen by sweeping and mopping as needed
- Perform additional cleaning duties as requested
- Clean food prep stations and equipment
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred
- Restaurant or customer service experience preferred
- Ability to obtain and maintain a food handler certification card
- Must be able to stand continuously throughout an 8 hour shift
- Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
- Comfortable bending, climbing, reaching, stooping, and moving quickly
- Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays
- Working knowledge of sanitation procedures
- Ability to read, write, and speak in English
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Dishwasher I Career Path
Learn how to become a Dishwasher I, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Years of Experience Distribution
Dishwasher I Insights
“The managers at Pizza Port were nice to me and I always felt encourage to try my best.”
“It was also nice when you were able to work with certain people who you got along with pretty well.”
“Good for extra money but nothing to live off of unless you are a cook.”
“she is nice and gives good pay”
“I'm treated really well and pay isn't bad for the job!!!”
“It was good and people were nice.”
“It's an awful place to work and I can't wait for it to get shut down.”
“My general manager quit and came back in drunk the first week I worked there.”
Dishwasher I Interviews
Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Dishwasher I
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