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New Posting - 7/19/2021

Position purpose

Goodman Community Center (GCC) strengthens lives and secures futures, envisioning a community where everyone has the resources they need to be successful is seeking a Dishwasher to support our Food Resources Department. The Dishwasher is responsible for cleanliness and sanitation standards for all dishes used for Goodman Community Center food programs ensuring a safe meal for program participants and customers. The primary mission of the Goodman Community Center food service programs is to produce healthy meals for children, youth, parents and older adults. A secondary goal is to teach teens about locally sourced foods, culinary arts and employment training/experiences in the food industry.

Job Description

Job Classification: Full-time
FLSA Status: Hourly/Non-Exempt
Job reports to: Assistant Director of Food Resources/Program Kitchen Manager



  • Sort and rinse dirty dishes, glass, tableware and other cooking utensils and place them in racks to send through dish machine.
  • Wash pots and pans by hand.
  • Place clean dishes, utensils, and cooking equipment in proper storage areas.
  • Help pick up food carts and bring to the dishwashing area.
  • Clean food carts and reset them with clean dishes for the next meal.
  • Remove trash to outside holding area or if full take to the dumpster daily.
  • Stock food once delivered in a FIFO method, with rotating food supplies, help unload food deliveries and properly store food.
  • Fill and empty designated soak tubs with cleaning/sanitizing solutions.
  • Sort mismatched dishes that are sent to the dish area. Return dishes to their normal locations.
  • Sweep and mop floors.
  • Wipe up any spills to ensure kitchen floors remain dry.
  • Follows procedures for preventative maintenance and operation of dishwasher.
  • Report any necessary equipment repairs to supervisor or Building Maintenance Manager.
  • Support the training of student employees, and volunteers in the safe and proper use of equipment and supplies and required cleaning tasks.
  • Follows basic cleaning procedures and proper use of chemicals. Participate in the SDS training. Follow all Safety Data Sheet guidelines.
  • Clean kitchen equipment as needed.
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
  • Other duties as assigned in support of kitchen services.
  • Working with staff to fill out and complete tasks on cleaning checklist daily.



  • Previous dishwashing or custodial experience.
  • Ability to stay focused on accomplishing set daily tasks and follow through on requests.
  • Basic computer skills- email.
  • High School education or equivalent.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Willingness to accept direction, advice and work as part of a team.


Special Position Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds for 25% of shift.
  • Ability to push equipment up to 250 pounds.
  • Good communication skills to interact with all staff, volunteers and community members and ability to communicate effectively regarding the particular cleaning needs and requirements of various programs.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude toward providing a clean, attractive, healthy and safe environment.
  • Ability to stand and work upright for entire scheduled shift, occasional need to stand on step stool or ladder.
  • Ability to continuously operate necessary cleaning equipment (mechanical as well as manual equipment), including but not limited to dishwasher, mop, mop bucket, etc.



  • Experience training others in dishwashing or custodial duties.