Dish Room Leader


Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Dining Services, the Dish Room Leader is principally responsible for maintaining the cleaning and sanitation of the dish room.


  • Organizes the dish room.
  • Keeps the floor and walls clean in the dish room.
  • Cleans the dish belt on a weekly basis.
  • Ensure the washing cycle temperature is 140 – 160 degrees and the sanitation temperature is 170 degrees.
  • Fill the dish washing machine, checking the washing cycle temperature and sanitizing temperature on a daily basis.
  • Sorts, scrapes, and pre-rinses all dishes.
  • Racks dishes so that water will reach every surface of the dishes.
  • Arranges dishes and glasses to air-dry, inspects and sets aside any unclean dishes found.
  • Disassemble the dish washing machine and clean it after use.
  • Keeps all silverware stored in such a way that each piece is lifted up by the handle.
  • Picks up clean and used glasses by the base of the glass.
  • Washes soiled towels and aprons.
  • Helps with the pots and pans, dining room and other areas as needed.
  • Puts away the clean dishes, glasses and silverware.
  • Cleans up the dish room as necessary.
  • Assists with working college banquets as needed.
  • Cleans the wall located in front of the tray return.
  • Takes inventory and reports items that are needed.
  • Empties the garbage in the dish room area.
  • Assists with general cleaning up of serving area as needed.
  • Wears a clean uniform, hair restraints and non-skid safety shoes.
  • Attends related meetings and in-service training as mandated.
  • Adheres to health policies implemented to prevent disease transmission in food handling and elimination of diseased food handling.
  • Trains student workers hired for the dish room.
  • Ensures student workers are on task.
  • Complete daily, weekly and monthly cleaning checklist.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Dining Services.



  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.


  • Ability to lift up to fifty pounds (50 lbs.) on a consistent basis.
  • Ability to use and climb a stepladder.
  • Must be willing to work as a team player.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Ability to learn quickly from observations, and from oral and written directions.



  • Variances from regular working hours may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
  • Busy working environment with numerous interruptions.

REPORTS TO:  Assistant Director of Dining Services

SALARY: $9.89 per hour (This is a 9 month position to be paid over 12 months annually)