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Laundry Worker - Wichita Falls

Company: Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: May 11, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description: Laundry/Sewing Room Worker I Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the State Hospital System (SHS) may be just the place for you! The SHS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The SHS is a hub of excellence of forensic mental health and complete psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan. Apply now to join our team.Laundry Worker performs routine manual and semi-skilled work in an institutional laundry to provide services for NTSH. Activities include driving of state vehicles, sorting, classifying, weighing and recording of weights, operating Continuous Batch Washer system (CBW) loading of washers, loading and drying, flatwork ironing, sheet feeder, folding, shake-out, plastic wrapping, scale and preparing clothes and linens for delivery, pick-up and delivery to units and routine cleaning of work area/areas. Work involves both light and heavy physical labor. This position normally works 6:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Monday Friday. May work on week-ends, holidays and hours other than those regularly scheduled may be required. Laundry Worker works under the close supervision from the Laundry Manager with minimum latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment. Completion of work requires use of established methods and/or techniques. Decisions are simple and based on well-defined guidelines. The Laundry Worker has no financial responsibility but is accountable for assigned property. All tasks will be performed within established time frames. Job Description: Essential Job Functions: Attends work on a predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.EJF 1.Folds, inspects clothing and linen for needed repairs or special cleaning, presses clothing and linen, and operates the laundry-finishing equipment (small piece folder, and plastic wrap machine) to insure that all clothing and linen arrives at the units in good repair, and in a clean, and neat condition. (25%)EJF 2. Sort, classify, weigh, and record all laundry in order to determine what laundry formula and size of washer will be used. (20%)EJF 3. Operation of the flat-work ironer: prepares ironer to be used by turning on steam at least one hour before using, start ironer at least 30 minutes before using. All flat work items that come from the washers are shaken out and fed through and neatly folded by the machine or by hand to insure that all laundry arrives at the units in a clean and neat condition. 15%EJF 4. Performs pick-up, quota count, receiving and filling of orders, and delivery to units/departments to insure continuity of service to the units served. (15%)EJF 5. Operation of washer and commercial washer/extractors: loading/unloading of proper weight for the machine being used and selecting the proper wash formula according to the degree of soil and type of articles being washed. Insuring articles are cleaned to the required specifications having a balance load, and safe efficient washing of materials processed. (5%)EJF 6. Operate dryers: loading of the proper amount of linens, clothing, miscellaneous, setting the temperature, drying time, and cooling time of each machine to insure safe and efficient drying of materials processed. (5%)EJF 7. Maintains a clean and safe environment to meet infection control and safety standards and reports to Laundry Manager any problems encountered to insure a safe and efficient operation. (5%)EJF 8. Attends and participates in all mandatory training in order to meet HHSC/NTSH requirements, maintain job competence, and develop professionally. (5%)EJF 9. Employee actively participates and / or serves in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and / or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. (5%)EJF 10. Shall accept safety as a personal responsibility and comply with all established safety rules, regulations and procedures. Essential Job Functions: Knowledge Skills Abilities: Knowledge of laundering techniques and proceduresAbility to distinguish colorsAbility to receive and fill orders Telephone and record keeping skillsAbility to follow written directions and verbal communicationKnowledge of proper lifting techniquesAbility to identify problems and/or solutions to problems and report them to Laundry ManagerSkill in the operation of commercial scale, CBW, washers/ washer-extractors, dryers, flat-work ironer, folding, steam presses, plastic wrap machine, small piece folder and in the use of soaps, bleaches and washing solutionsAbility to sort and record weights of laundry items.Ability to read, comprehend and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.Ability to communicate effectively with people with diverse back grounds.Knowledge of institutional laundry operation.Knowledge of the operation of equipment used in the laundry process.Ability to perform basic math functions. Knowledge Skills Abilities: Registration or Licensure Requirements: Valid Texas Driver License Registration or Licensure Requirements:

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