Clean dishes, kitchen, food preparation equipment, or utensils.

Median Annual Wage: $18,780

Education: Less than high school diploma (54%); High school diploma or equivalent (41%); Post-secondary certificate (5%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Dietary Aide; Dishwasher; Kitchen Steward; Utility Aide; Dish Room Worker; Dish Technician; Dish Machine Operator (DMO); Dish Washer; Kitchen Helper; Stewarding Supervisor

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Dishwashers.

More Food Preparation and Serving Related Careers

  • Maintain kitchen work areas, equipment, or utensils in clean and orderly condition.
  • Place clean dishes, utensils, or cooking equipment in storage areas.
  • Sort and remove trash, placing it in designated pickup areas.
  • Sweep or scrub floors.
  • Stock supplies, such as food or utensils, in serving stations, cupboards, refrigerators, or salad bars.
  • Clean or prepare various foods for cooking or serving.
  • Receive and store supplies.
  • Clean garbage cans with water or steam.
  • Transfer supplies or equipment between storage and work areas, by hand or using hand trucks.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Dishwashers.

  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Dishwashers.

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