Laundry Worker

Laundry Workers wash, fold, sort and iron clothing and linens in large-scale laundries or dry cleaning businesses. They are required to perform manual, repetitive work with large quantities of clothing and should be able to easily categorise items of clothing for wash.

Duties and tasks

  • Apply cleaners, starches and softeners to garments
  • Facilitate the movement and processing of clothing through washing, drying and pressing machines
  • Iron, press and fold or hang garments and linens once they are cleaned
  • Load and unload clothing to equipment used to transport articles, washing machines and driers.
  • Make minor repairs on articles including sewing on buttons, patches and removing stains from clothing
  • Organise and sort clothing and linens based on fabric material, colour and treatment recommendations
  • Prepare articles for delivery or pick-up by placing them in designated areas, hanging articles and packaging them

Skills required

  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Organisational Skills
  • Problem Solving Abilities
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Time Management

Working conditions

Laundry Workers typically work rotating schedules based on cleaning schedules and hours of operation of the cleaning establishment. They are typically required to be on their feet for long periods of time, performing repetitive tasks in drycleaners, factory-like laundry facilities or cleaning areas.

Professional associations / Industry information

Textile Rental and Laundry Association Australia Ltd

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