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Dishwasher Job Description

Dishwasher Job Description Template

As a recruitment expert, I would describe the dishwasher profession as an essential role in the food industry responsible for maintaining clean and organized dishware, utensils, and kitchen equipment. Dishwashers must be able to work efficiently and effectively to keep up with high-volume demands and maintain a clean and sanitary workspace. Good communication skills and a positive attitude are also important qualities for success in this role.


  • Dishwashing and cleaning kitchen items such as pots, pans, and cutlery
  • Ensuring all dishes are properly cleaned and sanitized
  • Keeping the dishwashing area clean and organized
  • Assisting kitchen staff with food preparation and cleaning tasks
  • Monitoring inventory of clean dishes and notifying kitchen staff when additional items are needed
  • Adhering to health and safety standards regarding food handling and sanitation
  • Operating and maintaining the dishwashing equipment and reporting any issues to management
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the kitchen manager or supervisor


  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Capacity to lift heavy objects and loads
  • Experience with using commercial dishwashers and cleaning equipment
  • Knowledge of safety and sanitation procedures in a kitchen environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment
  • Flexibility to work weekends, evenings, and holidays
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills

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