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Dish Machine Operator – Livermore

Dish Machine Operator – Livermore

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 Taproom and Food Truck
  • Handle tableware carefully to prevent breakage and
  • Maintain and load adequate levels of dish detergents and cleaning
  • Operation and maintenance of the dish machine includes checking and changing chemicals while 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, 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 and SOP (Standard of Procedure) on training.
  • 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.

Work Environment

  • This job operates indoors/outdoors in varying weather conditions and temperatures.


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.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. as required.
  • Must be able to use both hands and arms in full range of motion.
  • Must have good hand and eye coordination skills.
  • Must be able to speak, hear and smell.
  • The employee is consistently required to walk, balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must always be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and consistently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Employee must be able to work consistently in a standing position for long periods of time.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust


  • Obtain or successfully finish and maintain Dust Bowl’s paid Food Safety Certificate training.
  • Complete and maintain Dust Bowl’s paid Harassment Prevention and Workplace Violence Training.
  • Prior restaurant experience is helpful but not required.


Part-time 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.


$16.00 per hour plus tips


General Manager, Kitchen Manager, and Taproom Manager




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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Livermore Taproom