What does a Dishwasher 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

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
23%
2 - 4
7%
5 - 7
0%
8+
70%

Common Skill Sets

Time Management
Excellent Communication
Strong WORK Ethic
Urgency
English Language
Problem Solving
Effective Communication
Decision Making

Dishwasher Seniority Levels

L1
Dishwasher I
$21,452/yr
L2
Dishwasher
$17,019/yr
L4
Line Cook
33% made the transition
Prep Cook
12% made the transition
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Dishwasher Salaries

Average Base Pay

£17,019 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£11K
Median: £17K
£25K
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