State of Washington Classified Job Specification
LAUNDRY OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR 2
Supervises the operations of an institution laundry which requires a staff of ten or more employees, students, inmates and/or residents.
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.
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.
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.
Two years of leadworking experience in a commercial or institutional laundry.