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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 681E
Category: Inst. Food & Personal Services


Manufactures and repairs clothing and linen items.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under direct supervision, performs routine seamstress tasks, e.g., cutting, sewing, repairing, discarding cloth articles.

Typical Work

Cuts and sews a variety of cloth articles, e.g., smocks, covers surgical articles, gowns, laundry bags;

Alters and repairs used clothing, uniforms and linen items;

Discards work or otherwise non-usable linen items;

Sews on buttons; installs and repairs zippers, snaps and grommets;

Operates electric sewing machines, power cutters and other sewing and mending equipment;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Ability to operate a sewing machine.

Class Specification History

New class adopted January 3, 1973.
Revise class. Revises title; adopted October 12, 1973.
Revise class. Revises title; adopted May 21, 1981.
Revise class. Revises title; adopted May 15, 1984.
Revise class. Revises class code, title (formerly 4150 Seamstress); adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017.