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


Performs routine laundry work in institutions.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under direct supervision, performs routine laundry work in an agency/institution and operates a variety of laundry equipment.  Positions perform tasks necessary to the processing of linen as well as sorting and wash deck activities, such as inspecting, pressing and folding.

Typical Work

Operates washing machines, extractors, mangles, and presses; prepares bleaching, starching, bluing, and sterilizing solutions; adds starches, bleaches, and disinfectants; 

Washes, dries, irons, and presses institution clothing and linens; 

Receives, counts, marks, sorts, folds, bundles, and ties laundry; arranges for distribution of laundry; 

Escorts students, patients or inmates to and from laundry;  

Oils, cleans, and makes adjustments and minor repairs to laundry equipment; 

Supervises and trains students, patients or inmates in operating laundry equipment and in doing routine laundry work; 

Performs 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. 

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

The ability to read and write.  Incumbents must successfully complete training in laundry operations within six months of employment. 

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 4130 Washroom Equipment Operator I, 4140 Laundry Operator I, and 82050 Laundry Worker 1; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007. 
Revises Desirable Qualifications, effective August 9, 2012.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019; from range 27 to 30.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.