Dishwashers work at restaurants, conference centers, pubs and institutional food-service settings. They wash, clean and dry dishes and other tools (such as cutlery) that are used in the kitchen and by customers. In some settings, dishwashers hold additional titles (such as dishwasher/utility), and many kitchen cleanup duties are generally assigned to everyone on the staff, including the dishwashers.
Dishwashing generally does not have educational requirements, although a high school degree or equivalent may be required. The hours worked by a dishwasher are generally dictated by the hours of the establishment for which they work. So if they work for a bar that doesn't open until 8 p.m., their shift will generally begin around that time. On the other hand, if they work for a nursing home, they may work morning or evening shifts, since residents are served a minimum of three meals per day.
Likewise, while most dishwasher positions do not require extensive background checks, there are some that do – particularly in schools, nursing homes, and other care-providing facilities. Whether the dishwasher is a full-time or part-time employee depends on the company doing the hiring. However, because of the benefits requirements for many full-time workers, most companies prefer to hire dishwashers on a part-time basis.
- Sweep and mop kitchen floors.
- Keep the dish machine clean and report any functional and mechanical problems immediately.
- Load, run and unload dish machine and wash pots, pans and trays.
- Segregate and remove trash and garbage and place it in designated containers.