Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods


Job Locations US-OR-Milwaukie
FLSA Status


Job Title: Dishwasher - Part time

Department: Retail

Reports to: General Manager

Location: On-site

Shift: 8-Hour Day including Weekends

Wage: $18.00 an hour +tips


Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.


Purpose: To inspire joy with wholesome foods.


Values: Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Determination


Position Overview: The Dishwasher is responsible for ensuring that customers have an exceptional experience while at the Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store, Restaurant, & Bakery. Specifically, the Dishwasher is responsible for keeping dishes clean and ready for Bob’s Red Mill customers and keeping tables cleared and cleaned. This position will also assist in keeping the kitchen clean and ready for next day’s business.


The Dishwasher must work to provide a safe and respectful environment for employees and customers.  


Essential Job Functions:

  • Washes dishes using a commercial dishwasher.
  • Puts clean dishes and utensils away in their proper locations.
  • Clears, cleans and prepares dining areas.
  • Takes out garbage and recycling at prescribed times.
  • Keeps kitchen, walk-in and pit areas clean and assist with putting deliveries away.
  • Maintains sanitation standards by sanitizing prep areas before and after use and makes sure that all critical equipment is kept clean.
  • Sets-up and stocks stations with necessary supplies, continues to restock supplies for line cooks throughout the day.
  • Ensure food/merchandise is properly stocked, labeled, and rotated in workstations and throughout the kitchen
  • Must remain friendly and service oriented, even during times of long lines and high traffic.
  • Ensure a clean, organized, safe, and respectful environment for guests and employees.
  • Confront and resolve difficult situations in a proactive, objective, professional, and solution-oriented manner.
  • Embrace change by being open to new ideas.
  • Communicate effectively with individuals, groups, peers, management, and the general public.
  • Maintains food knowledge on all Bob’s Red Mill offerings and confidently and accurately communicating that knowledge to customers.
  • Complies with all company policies and procedures and operates all equipment in a safe and food-safe manner.
  • Complies with Bob’s Red Mill food safety policies and procedures including adherence to FDA regulations and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned.
  • Be willing to assist in other departments as needed. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Demonstrates Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, and Determination. 
  • Ability to move quickly and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to multi task and stay focused and organized.
  • Possesses good customer service skills and has the ability to interact with customers in a pleasant manner.
  • Ability to work in an environment where exposure to potential food allergens is or may be present.  



  • Previous experience in a commercial kitchen preferred.
  • Must be available weekends.
  • Must be able to obtain/possess a Food Handler’s Card

Physical Demands: 

  • Position requires continued walking or standing for long periods up to 2 hours at a time or more.
  • Position requires the ability to bend, squat, and climb stairs frequently.
  • Position requires the ability to lift products weighing up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • The primary work environment for this position is within a large commercial kitchen utilizing a commercial dishwasher.
  • Indoors may encounter temperatures ranging from 32 degrees F. within a cooler to 425 degrees F. around cooking equipment.  Exposure to heat and high humidity around dishwasher.
  • Outdoors may encounter varied temperatures and weather while clearing and cleaning tables.
  • Employees will be exposed to common food allergens.



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