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Dishwashers - 35-9021.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Dish Machine Operator (DMO)
  • Dish Room Worker
  • Dish Technician
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen Helper
  • Kitchen Steward
  • Pots and Pans Person
  • Steward
  • Utility Aide
  • Utility Worker

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Arrange tables or dining areas.
  • Clean food preparation areas, facilities, or equipment.
  • Clean tableware.
  • Load shipments, belongings, or materials.
  • Move equipment, supplies or food to required locations.
  • Package food or supplies.
  • Prepare foods for cooking or serving.
  • Remove trash.
  • Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies.
  • Store supplies or goods in kitchens or storage areas.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Culinary Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Kitchen Helper
  • Scullion
  • Silver Wrapper