Dishwashers are an extremely important part of a restaurant team. In addition to cleaning up all of the dirty plates, silverware and glassware, they keep the back of the kitchen tidy and sanitary. There’s no doubt about it, without a dishwasher, restaurants would be out of operation.
Our busy restaurant is seeking a hardworking, detail-oriented individual to fill the open dishwasher position. Daily, the dishwasher will work to ensure that all of the equipment and dishware are ready to serve customers. The dishwasher will work alongside the kitchen staff and waitstaff to keep the restaurant operational and up to the health code. If you’re a team player who likes to get stuff done and is dedicated to cleanliness, this job is for you!
Typical duties include:
Operate dishwashing machine to maintain a steady inventory of clean dishware and flatware for restaurant staff
Monitor sanitation stations and work areas for cleanliness
Keep an inventory of all cleaning supplies
Assist with cleaning duties such as sweeping and mopping
Help unload food and restaurant material deliveries
Clean appliances such as mixers, blenders and coffee makers
Clean all kitchen items including pots, pans, utensils and knives
Take out trash and recycling and clean garbage cans
Keep a detailed log of activities and any code violations
Ability to stay organized and on task
Ability to stand on feet for many hours at a time
Ability to work a flexible schedule
Communication and problem-solving skills
Time management skills
Ability to take critique and learn on the job
Previous work experience
High school diploma or GED
The average dishwasher pay is $10.34 per hour.
There are no education requirements for most dishwasher positions but some employers prefer dishwashers have a high school diploma or GED.
There are many opportunities for dishwashers in the restaurant industry. Some dishwashers move on and become waitstaff, line cooks or baker’s assistants.
There will always be jobs for dishwashers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dishwasher jobs are expected to grow by 14% over the next ten year, which is faster than most positions.