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Laundry Worker - Part-time

San Joaquin General Hospital

Recruitment #1220-RF0201-TM


This examination is being given to create a referral pool to fill current part-time vacancies in the Laundry Department at San Joaquin General Hospital and will also be used to fill future part-time vacancies. 

This position has a work schedule of 5:00 am to 1:00 PM . Incumbents typically work 4 days during a seven day calendar week.  Rotating days off may be experienced depending upon the operational requirements of the department. Please note that one of the duties of this position includes operating San Joaquin County motor vehicles and therefore a current and valid California Driver's License must be maintained by incumbents.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.


*Shakes out and sorts soiled laundry for washing; shakes out wet flat work and rough dry work after washing.

*Operates washer-extractors, loads with soiled linen and other laundry; monitors and maintains flow and supply of detergent, bleach, softener, neutralizers and liquid seal; unloads washers.

*Operates dryers; sets timer and cooling cycle on dryers.

*Operates steam tunnels in pressing uniforms, jackets, operating gowns, coats, trousers, shirts and other articles.

*Operates automatic folder; runs damp flat work through spreader and flat work ironer; finish folds flat work from flat work ironer.

*Operates small piece folder; finish-folds rough dry work.

*Sorts, counts and stacks clean laundry; loads laundry carts according to linen orders.

*Assembles, folds, and wraps surgery, obstetric and pediatric linen packs; inspects for damaged or worn items; inserts indicator in each pack for sterilization process.

*Assists in the loading, unloading and distribution of soiled and cleaned laundry and linens.

*Maintains simple records as required.


Note:  Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.


Experience:  Six months of work involving cleaning, laundry, routine maintenance or other kinds of manual labor.


Basic safety principles and practices.


Read, write and understand English; operate heavy duty washers, tumbler dryers and operate steam tunnels; pick up and deliver laundry from and to various locations; understand and follow oral and written instructions; keep routine records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; lift and move heavy loads or objects; work in a warm humid environment.


Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

Selection Procedures

Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

  • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

  • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


Apply Online:

By mail or in person:  

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

Stockton, Ca 95202                                  


Office hours:               
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


Job Line:

For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. scannable paper application A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.

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San Joaquin County
Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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