Dishwasher

About the job: The overall employment of dishwashers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the typical for all occupations. However, this demand is acceptably growing; meaning, there will be a considerable opportunity. Because there are many restaurants and fast food companies, expect that this job will be more posted online, even though the use of dishwasher (machine) is trending.

Where will you work: Because of the nature of the job, you will work at a kitchen and other related areas where there will be dishes or kitchen equipment that needs to be cleaned.

What will you do: You will clean the dishes and utensils. You will also clean food preparation equipment, and the kitchen, and other related kitchen areas.

How to become a dishwasher: There is no formal education requirement to be able to get the job, and there is minimal on-the-job training.

Job skills/requirements:

This job does not demand much skills for its applicants except for the following:

  • Ability to stand or walk for 8-hours shift and lift at least 20 pounds.
  • Willingness to comply with all food safety procedures.
  • Exceptional time management skills.
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills.

Industry: Food, Customer Service

Minimum age:  Generally, 16 years old is accepted for this job. However, some restaurants might be 16+.

Expected wage: The usual wage for this job for part-timers is $11.15 per hour.

Similar name: dietary aide; dish machine operator (DMO); dish room worker;

Related jobs: kitchen assistant


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35-9021.00 – Dishwashers