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Also called: Dish Machine Operator (DMO), Dish Room Worker, Dishwasher, Kitchen Steward

What they do:
Clean dishes, kitchen, food preparation equipment, or utensils.
On the job, you would:
  • Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, or pans, using dishwashers or by hand.
  • Maintain kitchen work areas, equipment, or utensils in clean and orderly condition.
  • Place clean dishes, utensils, or cooking equipment in storage areas.


  • customer service
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Independence


Examples of the technology used in this career will be available soon.


Education: (rated 1 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
per year, on average
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