Laundry workers sort, check and stack items of clothing and linen, and load and unload washing and drying machines in laundries.
Duties & Tasks
Laundry workers may perform the following tasks:make sure that items are identified with the customer's number or mark
assign barcodes and record items as they arrive
separate items according to colour, fabric and the cleaning treatment required, watching for damage and stains
load and unload washing and drying machines
monitor the computerised washing and drying systems in laundry machines
operate special pressing and ironing machines
fold, count, stack and package items for delivery
maintain hygiene standards and follow hygiene procedures
maintain the machinery.
Laundries are warm, steamy and quite noisy workplaces. Laundry workers may be required to stand for long periods.
able to read and understand washing instructions
enjoy practical work
able to cope with the physical demands of the job
no skin allergies
able to work quickly and efficiently.