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Details for Dishwashers


Description

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

Tasks

  • Maintain kitchen work areas, equipment, and utensils in clean and orderly condition.
  • Prepare and package individual place settings.
  • Receive and store supplies.
  • Place clean dishes, utensils, and cooking equipment in storage areas.
  • Sort and remove trash, placing it in designated pickup areas.
  • Sweep and scrub floors.
  • Clean and prepare various foods for cooking or serving.
  • Load or unload trucks that deliver or pick up food and supplies.
  • Set up banquet tables.
  • Stock supplies such as food and utensils in serving stations, cupboards, refrigerators, and salad bars.
  • Transfer supplies and equipment between storage and work areas, by hand or using hand trucks.
  • Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, and/or pans using dishwashers or by hand.
  • Clean garbage cans with water or steam.

Interests

  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

Education, Training, Experience

  • Education - Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Training - Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
  • Experience - Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.

Knowledge

Skills

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