Dish washer/ Steward
Destination Hotels & Resorts - Leesburg, VA

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Adhere to hotel specifications and standards in operating the dishwashing machine to wash designated Restaurant and Kitchen wares, clean and maintain equipment and Dishwashing/ Kitchen/ Cafeteria/

Compactor and Storage areas.

Assist in washing pots, pans and other Kitchen utensils/equipment.

Complete other special cleaning projects as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

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Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards.

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Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment.

Use equipment only as intended.

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Anticipate guests’ needs, respond promptly and acknowledge all guests, however busy and whatever time of day.

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Maintain positive guest relations at all times.

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Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of assigned work areas.

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Use correct cleaning chemicals for designated items, according to OSHA regulations.

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Set up and organize work station with designated supplies and equipment; report shortages to supervisor.

Replenish as needed throughout the shift.

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Check the working condition of dishwashing machine in accordance with specifications; rectify any deficiencies.

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Fill the dishwashing machine with specified amounts of designated chemicals.

Ensure the temperature level of each cycle is set to standard.

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Organize the breakdown area for drop off of dirty wares.

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Remove excess food, debris and film from soiled wares before placing them in the dishwashing machine.

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Position wares in designated racks correctly and send through dishwashing machine only when full.

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Clean only designated wares in the dishwashing machine.

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Remove washed wares from dishwashing machine and allow to air dry.

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Inspect the cleanliness and condition of all washed wares and rewash wares not meeting standards.

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Sort, stack and store cleaned wares in designated areas.

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Handle all wares carefully to prevent breakage and loss.

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Change dishwashing machine water/filters and refill as specified to ensure all wares are properly cleaned.

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Monitor usage of dishwashing machine and chemicals to maximize consumption of water and chemicals.

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Maintain cleanliness and working condition of garbage disposal.

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Breakdown and clean dishwashing machine and work areas.

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Clean and sanitize pots, pans, utensils and other kitchen equipment.

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Stock Kitchen lines with designated cleaned wares, utensils and equipment.

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Clean spills in Kitchen and work areas immediately.

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Use designated chemicals, supplies and equipment to clean various floor surfaces (brooms, mops, stripper, buffer, etc.).

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Transport mats to the loading dock and clean.

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Maintain cleanliness and organization of supply/storage closets; remove trash, wipe down shelves/counters; clean floors; remove items which do not belong and place in correct areas.

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Transport garbage containers from kitchen and work areas to dumpster; empty and clean.

Adhere to recycling regulations.

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Clean garbage compactor and area as assigned.

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Report any damages, maintenance problems or safety hazards to the supervisor.

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Adhere to all Health Department, sanitation and safety regulations as required by the hotel.

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Organize and restock work areas for next shift.

Required Qualifications

  • Fluency in job related English, both verbal and non-verbal.
  • Compute basic arithmetic.
  • Perform duties with attention to detail, speed, accuracy and follow-through.
  • Follow directions.
  • Adapt to meet priority changes of work flow or requirements.
  • Operate designated machinery.
  • High school graduate or equivalent vocational training.
  • Previous experience as hotel/restaurant dishwasher or in janitorial/cleaning position.
  • Familiarity with proper sanitation regulations.
  • Should have the appropriate certification to Handle Food.
  • Knowledge of proper chemical handling.
Preferred Qualifications

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