Dishwasher/Utility Person in Cape Coral, FL at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 3/31/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Utility Person/Dishwasher performs various kitchen cleaning and storage activities such as dish and pot washing, general kitchen cleaning, and the storing of food and non-food supplies. 


  • Operates dishwashing machine to properly wash and sanitize all dishes, silverware, glasses, utensils, and cooking equipment
  • Sets up and maintains dish and pot washing areas
  • Cleans production equipment as needed or directed by supervisor
  • Removes waste from building on a regular basis
  • Maintains or exceed standards of appearance, cleanliness, hygiene, and health standards
  • Follows daily and weekly cleaning schedules
  • Practices all safety and loss prevention procedures
  • Assists with food preparation and plating when necessary
  • Attends all in-services as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisor


Job Requirements


  1. Friendly and enjoy working with the elderly.
  2. High School diploma/GED required preferred.  Education in quantity cooking and therapeutic diets preferred.
  3. Minimum of one year food service experience in a healthcare dietary setting preferred.
  4. Must be eighteen (18) years of age.
  5. General knowledge of quantity food preparation and portioned serving required.
  6. Ability to communicate and work effectively with various levels of staff, residents, family members and the public.
  7. Numerical ability necessary to make various computations in keeping work record, monitoring inventory control and supplies, and in recipe preparation.
  8. Possesses adequate strength and endurance to meet the strenuous physical demands of preparing and carrying quantity foods.
  9. Possesses coordination and dexterity required to prepare food and operate dietary equipment.
  10. Able to understand and follow procedures, recipe directions, diet orders and work assignments.
  11. Works in an area that is often very hot/cold.
  12. Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled