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


Schedules, coordinates and performs laundry processing tasks and washroom operations.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, leads subordinate laundry workers on a regular basis; or has primary responsibility for the coordination and completion of all phases of laundry activities.

Typical Work

Regularly assigns, instructs and checks the work of employees; 

Inspects and produces processed laundry to meet user requirements; 

Instructs students, patients or inmates in routine laundry work; 

Directs and performs loading, unloading and operation of washers, extractors, tumblers and other washroom equipment; 

Verifies laundry lists, checks and counts user orders, coordinates production to meet work orders and maintains laundry operations records; 

May coordinate laundry processing activities to meet user requirements and production standards; 

Perform other duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  use of bleaches, soaps, and starches. 

Ability to: operate washing machines, mangles, extractors, and presses; supervise and train students, patients or inmates in operating laundry equipment and in doing routine laundry work; 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

Six months of experience as a Laundry Worker 1, or equivalent, in a large commercial or large institutional laundry.  Completion of a training course in laundry operations may substitute for three months of required experience.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 4132 Washroom Equipment Operator II and 4141 Laundry Operator II; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019; from range 29 to 32.