How to Become A 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.

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

O-NET Online Reference:
35-9021.00 – Dishwashers