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Elk Grove – Dish Machine Operator

Elk Grove – Dish Machine Operator


A Dish Machine Operator is a perfect role to gain experience in a professional and exciting kitchen environment.  You are a hands-on and dynamic part of the kitchen staff and a key function to a successful experience for our guests which contributes to the success of Dust Bowl.  Tasks required are to sort and rack dishes, operate the dish machine, and maintain a stock of clean dishes and service ware in all needed locations.

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Load, run, and unload the dish
  • Keep the dish machine clean and report any functional or mechanical problems immediately.
  • Monitor the dish machine water temperature to ensure a sanitary wash
  • Wash and store all tableware and
  • Keep the dish room clean and
  • Assist all kitchen staff when
  • Maintain adequate levels of clean tableware for the dining room and
  • Handle tableware carefully to prevent breakage and
  • Maintain and load adequate levels of dish detergents and cleaning
  • Operation and maintenance of the dish machine to include checking and changing chemicals using proper safety precautions and cleanliness of the machine inside and out.
  • Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, and pans using the dish machine or by hand, as necessary.
  • Replace clean dishware in the appropriate area for use quickly and efficiently.
  • Sweep the floor and mop and squeegee wet areas in the dish and ice machine areas.
  • Empty full garbage containers into the dumpster throughout your shift and closing shift.
  • Clean up any spills or broken glass immediately following safety precautions.
  • Help put away food deliveries and maintain proper product rotation in a timely manner.
  • Work effectively with managers, servers, chefs, and fellow dish machine operators.
  • Maintain a professional appearance, including proper hygiene, and report to work as scheduled, in Dust Bowl uniform, and ready to take over your station.
  • Perform additional responsibilities, although not detailed, as requested by any manager at any time.


  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Able to take direction and have a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure.
  • Handle tableware carefully to prevent breakage and
  • Be available to fill in as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the restaurant as directed by the kitchen manager or immediate supervisor on duty.


  • Language Ability– Ability to comprehend simple instructions and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Communication– Speak clearly in both positive and negative situations.  Speak effectively with coworkers, and management.  Tactfully approach others.
  • Permits– Ability to obtain and maintain a state-applicable food handler’s card.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the team member is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the team member is required to stand or walk for 2 hours at a time for 4-8 hours.  Team members will be able to sit approximately every 2 hours.  Team members will continuously be performing hand and wrist work including grasping, bending, and twisting.
  • Team members will frequently push and pull and reach above the shoulder.  Team members will occasionally kneel or squat.
  • This position will seldom require fine hand manipulation or climbing/stairs.
  • Team members will continuously lift or carry 0-5 pounds, frequently lift, or carry 6-10 pounds, occasionally lift or carry 11-40 pounds and rarely lift over 41-50 pounds.  Employees must be able to work consistently in a standing position.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust


Have and maintain a current Food Handlers Card.

Complete Sexual Harassment Prevention Training with a Certificate

Prior restaurant experience is helpful but not required.


Part-time, variable-hour regular employee

The work schedule will vary according to the operational needs of the business.  Day, evening, and weekend work are required as job duties demand.


$15.50 – $16.00 per hr. plus tips


General Manager and Kitchen Manager(s)




Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Elk Grove Taproom