How to write a Dishwasher job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Dishwasher job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Dishwasher job titles

  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher (2+ Years’ Experience)
  • Dishwasher (Part-Time)

Dishwasher job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Dishwasher job summary

We are in need of three Dishwashers to staff our morning, afternoon and swing shift. The ideal candidate believes in showing up on time for work, providing other employees with assistance in the kitchen as needed and following all sanitary and health-related protocols. We’re a busy and growing restaurant franchise and we are willing to consider advancement opportunities for the right candidate. If you’ve ever dreamed of working as a Kitchen Manager or Prep Cook, this position might provide you with a great start. We’re offering a consistent schedule and excellent pay for a dedicated employee.

Dishwasher responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Dishwasher responsibilities

  • Operate the industrial dishwasher
  • Wash glassware and other implements by hand when necessary
  • Empty and clean all trash receptacles
  • Clean iced tea, coffee and milkshake machines daily
  • Rotate dishes to reduce wear and tear on resources
  • Clean dish storage
  • Follow sanitation policies at all times
  • Provide assistance to prep cook and other kitchen staff as needed, especially during peak times
  • Perform opening, closing and side work
  • Clean up spills or broken glassware immediately
  • Report any sanitation or janitorial issues to appropriate party

Dishwasher qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Dishwasher skills

  • No experience required (we’re willing to train)
  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Excellent critical thinking and time management skills
  • Ability to operate industrial machinery and carry loads up to 20 lbs
  • Willingness to work in hot, humid environment and on your feet for 8-hour shifts

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Job Description Examples

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