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35-9021.00 - Dishwashers

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

Sample of reported job titles: Dietary Aide, Dish Machine Operator (DMO), Dish Room Worker, Dish Technician, Dish Washer, Dishwasher, Kitchen Helper, Kitchen Steward, Stewarding Supervisor, Utility Aide

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings

Tasks

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

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Commercial use dishwashers — Commercial dishwashers; Commercial glasswashers; Pot-washing machines; Power washers (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dish drainer — Dish drying racks; Drain racks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic kitchen funnels — Funnels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic trash compactors — Kitchen trash compactors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand trucks or accessories — Handtrucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handheld thermometer — Digital handheld thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lifts — Electric pallet lifters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Remote reading thermometers — Temperature indicator strips See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sinks — Three-compartment sinks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soap dispensing brush — Dish-cleaning brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wet mops — Cleaning mops See more occupations related to this tool.

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Knowledge

No knowledge met the minimum score.

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Skills

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Clean food preparation areas, facilities, or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare foods for cooking or serving. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean tableware. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Store supplies or goods in kitchens or storage areas. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Arrange tables or dining areas. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Package food or supplies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Move equipment, supplies or food to required locations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Remove trash. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Spend Time Standing — 96% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 68% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 44% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 46% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 40% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 57% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 39% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 31% responded “Very close (near touching).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 38% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 40% responded “Limited freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 39% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 41% responded “Minor results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 52% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 51% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 41% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 28% responded “Limited responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 28% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — 44% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 25% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
Education Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Related 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.
Job 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.
Job Zone Examples These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include taxi drivers, amusement and recreation attendants, counter and rental clerks, nonfarm animal caretakers, continuous mining machine operators, and waiters/waitresses.
SVP Range (Below 4.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
54   Less than high school diploma
41   High school diploma or equivalent Help
5   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RC

  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Related Occupations

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $9.03 hourly, $18,780 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 509,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 255,500
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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