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Class Code: 679I
Category: Inst. Food & Personal Services


Supervises the operations of an institution laundry which requires a staff of ten or more employees, students, inmates and/or residents. 

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, supervises employees in one or more phases of a large institutional laundry with ten or more employees; performs quality control functions for laundry processes. 

A large institutional laundry is defined as an operation that requires a staff of ten or more laundry workers.

Typical Work

Directs laundry and dry cleaning operations; supervises and instructs employees in laundry and dry cleaning operations; instructs students, patients, or inmates in routine laundry and dry cleaning work; 

With delegated authority, interviews and recommends selection of applicants, trains new employees, assigns and schedules work, acts upon leave requests, conducts annual performance evaluation and recommends disciplinary action; 

Schedules and assigns work to employees, students, patients, or inmates; 

Directs preparation and use of various washing formulas for cleaning, bleaching, starching, and bluing; 

Performs sour tests; checks for proper titration of rinses; makes tensile strength and other tests on linen and clothing; 

Inspects the operation of each unit to ensure proper use and maintenance of laundry equipment, quantity and quality of work performed, and use of proper methods; 

Maintains, adjusts, and repairs laundry equipment; 

Operates washers, presses, mangles, extractors, and dryers as required; 

Maintains time sheets; records supplies used and on hand; requisitions supplies and equipment; prepares reports; 

Confers with institution staff regarding laundry and dry cleaning service; 

Performs other work as required. 

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  large-scale laundry practices, procedures, and equipment; laundry sanitation and safety standards used in operation and care of laundry equipment; preparation and use of bleaches, soaps, starches, and disinfectant compounds; dry cleaning practices, procedures, and equipment.   

Ability to:  supervise and train employees, students, patients, and inmates; operate, adjust, and maintain laundry equipment; maintain records; prepare reports; manage large laundry; follow written and oral instructions. 

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

Two years of leadworking experience in a commercial or institutional laundry.  


Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 4122 Laundry Supervisor and 82220 Laundry Production Manager 2; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.