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Company: Lansdowne Resort and Spa
Location: Leesburg
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary

Adhere to hotel specifications and standards in operating the dishwashing machine to wash designated Restaurant and Kitchen wares, clean and maintain equipment and Dishwashing/ Kitchen/ Cafeteria/ Compactor and Storage areas. Assist in washing pots, pans and other Kitchen utensils/equipment. Complete other special cleaning projects as assigned.

Essential Functions

--- Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards.
--- Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment. Use equipment only as intended.
--- Anticipate guests' needs, respond promptly and acknowledge all guests, however busy and whatever time of day.
--- Maintain positive guest relations at all times.
--- Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of assigned work areas.
--- Use correct cleaning chemicals for designated items, according to OSHA regulations.
--- Set up and organize work station with designated supplies and equipment; report shortages to supervisor. Replenish as needed throughout the shift.
--- Check the working condition of dishwashing machine in accordance with specifications; rectify any deficiencies and report to the supervisor or culinary manager.
--- Fill the dishwashing machine with specified amounts of designated chemicals. Ensure the temperature level of each cycle is set to standard.
--- Organize the breakdown area for drop off of dirty wares.
--- Remove excess food, debris and film from soiled wares before placing them in the dishwashing machine.
--- Position wares in designated racks correctly and send through dishwashing machine only when full.
--- Clean only designated wares in the dishwashing machine.
--- Remove washed wares from dishwashing machine and allow to air dry.
--- Inspect the cleanliness and condition of all washed wares and rewash wares not meeting standards.
--- Sort, stack and store cleaned wares in designated areas.
--- Handle all wares carefully to prevent breakage and loss.
--- Change dishwashing machine water/filters and refill as specified to ensure all wares are properly cleaned.
--- Monitor usage of dishwashing machine and chemicals to maximize consumption of water and chemicals.
--- Maintain cleanliness and working condition of garbage disposal.
--- Breakdown and clean dishwashing machine and work areas.
--- Clean and sanitize pots, pans, utensils and other kitchen equipment.
--- Stock Kitchen lines with designated cleaned wares, utensils and equipment.
--- Clean spills in Kitchen and work areas immediately.
--- Use designated chemicals, supplies and equipment to clean various floor surfaces (brooms, mops, stripper, buffer, etc.).
--- Maintain cleanliness and organization of supply/storage closets; remove trash, wipe down shelves/counters; clean floors; remove items which do not belong and place in correct areas.
--- Transport garbage containers from kitchen and work areas to dumpster; empty and clean. Adhere to recycling regulations.
--- Clean garbage compactor and area as assigned.
--- Report any damages, maintenance problems or safety hazards to the supervisor.
--- Adhere to all Health Department, sanitation and safety regulations as required by the hotel.
--- Organize and restock work areas for next shift.

Other Duties

--- All Associates are required to fully comply with hotel and departmental rules, regulations and policies for the safe, secure, effective and environmentally friendly operation of the hotel facilities. Examples include, but are not limited to lost and found procedures, emergency procedures, recycling efforts, etc.
--- Attend and participate in all hotel and/or departmental meetings, training sessions and other information meetings.
--- Regular attendance in conformance with hotels standards is essential to the successful performance of this position.
--- Comply with hotel grooming standards for both uniformed and non-uniformed associates.
--- Comply with hotel service and behavioral standards towards our guests, vendors and fellow colleagues, including, but not limited to ensuring proper phone etiquette, courteous and respectful behavior and maintaining a friendly and positive attitude.
--- Perform all other duties as directed by management that are consistent with the policies and procedures of the hotel.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

Physical Effort:

Significant portions of day require prolonged standing, moving and lifting items weighing 25lbs.

Physical Environment:

Ability to walk or stand for extended periods of time during course of shift.

Manual Skills

Significant portions of daily assignments involve application of manual skills requiring motor coordination in combination with finger dexterity, e.g., typing, handwriting, or machine operations.

Work Schedule:

Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, Associates may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.


Responsible for operating within hotel safety guidelines, including the safe and responsible operation of hotel equipment. Reports and addresses safety concerns as they arise. Ensures safe handling of chemicals in accordance with hotel and department standards and utilizes proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when appropriate.



High school diploma or equivalent vocational training certificate required.


Prior experience within a four star hotel brand preferred.

Computer Skill & Other Technical Skills:

Ability to utilize computer software and hardware required. Ability to easily maneuver on computer keyboard required.

Ability to learn, utilize and communicate effectively via company issued communication devices (e.g. Nextel phones, etc).


Advanced ability to comprehend and speak English to understand and respond to information and address advanced guest requests required both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of additional language(s) preferred.

Licenses or Certifications:



Must be customer-service oriented and have excellent hospitality skills.

Must be able to calculate basic mathematic functions.

Keywords: Lansdowne Resort and Spa, Leesburg , Steward/Dishwasher, Hospitality & Tourism , Leesburg, Virginia

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