Job Overview

Dishwasher / General Utility
Job Purpose: To maintain cleanliness and sanitation standards for dinnerware, glassware, tableware, cooking utensils, cookware, as well as the dishwashing area, using machine and manual cleaning methods.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sort and rinse dirty dishes, glass, tableware, and other cooking utensils and place them in racks to send through dish machine
  • Wash pots, pans, trays, and other necessary kitchen equipment by hand
  • Sort, stack, and transport clean dishes to proper storage area, rewashing soiled dishes before deliver
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area and completes cleaning as assigned, including but not limited to:
  • Assemble and disassemble dish machine
  • Set up and breakdown dishwashing area
  • Change dishwater in dish machine every hour
  • Fill and empty soak tubs with cleaning and sanitizing solutions
  • Clean and roll/unroll mats
  • Sweep and mop kitchen floors at end of shift; wipe up any spills immediately
  • Sweep up trash around exterior of restaurant and garbage dumpster
  • Remove trash and garbage to dumpster
  • General restaurant and restroom cleaning as directed
  • Maintain knowledge and practices workplace safety procedures, including but not limited to:
  • Notify manager if dish machine wash or rinse cycle falls below safety standard
  • Never touch dirty dishes before touching clean dishes without washing hands first
  • Hazards include, but not limited to: cuts from broken glass and metal cans, burns, slipping, and tripping


  • Reading and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to stand and exert well-paced mobility for periods of up to 4 hours in length
  • Ability to operate dishwashing equipment and tools following safety procedures
  • Frequent washing of hands and immersion of hands in water
  • Ability to frequently reach, bend, and stoop
  • Ability to lift and transport items up to 50-100 pounds frequently throughout shift
  • Ability to work in a hot damp environment for extended periods of time
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