Laundry Manager

Recruitment #020521-MCAD03-351400


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Summary Statement

The incumbent in this position is responsible for overseeing a Laundry operation for a State Long Term Care Facility. Incumbent will also administratively supervise the Housekeeping Department daily operations. Duties for both departments include but is not limited to planning and directing Laundry and Housekeeping operations, knowledge of the operation of various institutional laundry machines, knowledge of laundry processes and procedures, assist in the hiring, training and supervision of both Laundry and Housekeeping personnel. Prepares purchase orders and maintain inventory for the Laundry department. Incumbent will oversee the fiscal yearly budget for the Laundry and Housekeeping department. Act as the liaison for outside contract vendors and ensure supplies are on hand to meet facility and resident needs.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Operates washers, dryers, irons, extractors, conditioners, pressers and folding equipment.
  • Presses, folds, and stacks clothing, linens and other items either by hand or by operating various machines.
  • Sorts soiled laundry by color and type; pretreats if necessary.
  • Weighs and counts clothing, linens and other items and records count on production records.
  • May pick up laundry from and deliver to wards, mark laundry with names; mends laundry if necessary.
  • May clean machinery using various chemical solutions.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Laundry Manager
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in commercial or institutional laundry operations and equipment such as washers, dryers, extractors, tumblers, presses, hand or flat work irons.
  2. Six months experience in quality control.
  3. Six months experience in record keeping.
  4. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.

Conditions of Hire

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Upon a conditional offer, the applicant must undergo a pre-employment base line two step tuberculin skin test (TST) as part of the hiring process.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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