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Dishwasher Job Description

Dishwasher Job Overview

Dishwashers work in kitchens cleaning dining equipment such as plates, glassware, and cooking tools used in meal preparation and food service. Before loading items into the dishwasher, they scrape away big particles and rinse dishes and silverware. They may also be called upon as needed to wash and empty trash cans, wipe down counters, sweep the kitchen, and do other cleaning duties. Work hours vary by establishment, as many food-related businesses are open early in the morning, late at night, and on weekends.

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Dishwasher Job Template

Dishwasher Job Summary

We’re searching for hardworking individuals who are eager to contribute to the efficient operation of our busy kitchen as our next dishwasher. We require a dependable person who can jump in and assist with a range of kitchen activities. You will be scraping, sorting, and loading dishes into the dishwashing machine in addition to unloading dirty dishes brought in by bussers. As needed, you may be asked to perform additional cleaning duties. Apply today if you’re friendly and looking for a fulfilling job with opportunities for advancement!


Ashburn, VA

Dishwasher Responsibilities

  • Scrape plates, sort dishes, and rinse glassware before putting them in the dishwasher to be cleaned
  • Unload the dishwashing machine and place utensils and dishes in appropriate storage areas
  • Sweep and scrub kitchen floors to maintain a clean and tidy working environment
  • Maintain proper amounts of detergents and other cleaning supplies, and notify the supervisor of any mechanical defects with the dishwashing machine
  • Participate in regular employee meetings to ensure all procedures and safety rules are followed

Dishwasher Qualifications

  • Educational requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience working in food service is preferred
  • Excellent stamina and physical health
  • Must be a hard worker with high attention to detail and have a strong work ethic

Dishwasher Compensation

$12.04/hour (National Average)


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