NHC Holston Laundry Assistant in Knoxville, Tennessee

PURPOSE:

The position is responsible for sorting out dirty laundry, loading and unloading washing machine and dryer and folding center linens.

RESPONSIBLE TO: :

Laundry Supervisor, Housekeeping Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS::

  • Must be able to read Standard English.
  • Must be able to operate standard and commercial laundry machinery.
  • Must be able to understand and follow instructions. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: :

  • Able to pull and push wet laundry (50 – 75 pounds) from washing machine.

  • Able to be on feet 7 – 8 hours per day.
  • Able to stoop, kneel, and bend.
  • Able to see, hear and communicate adequately to complete job duties and responsibilities.
  • Able to lift 30 – 40 pounds frequently. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: :

Are determined by the center and may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Report to laundry at the assigned time and gather dirty laundry as instructed.
  • Load washers with dirty linens and prepare linen for morning change.
  • Keep dirty linen separate from clean linen at all times.
  • Check water temperature of each washing machine to be sure it is at least 150°.
  • Clean all lint traps in accordance with center policy or at least once per shift.
  • Check levels of laundry detergents, softeners and bleach according to center policy.

  • Keep floors, walls and equipment are kept clean.

  • Remove clean laundry from washer and load dryer, making sure that clean laundry does not touch the floor.
  • Operate washing machines and dryers are operated in accordance with manufacturer’s and center’s policy and procedures.
  • Removed dry clothes from dryer, fold and store in accordance with center policy.
  • Inform supervisor of any problems with equipment so that repairs can be made.
  • Shut down all equipment in laundry in accordance with center policy when fire alarm sounds.
  • Other duties which may be assigned from time to time.
  • Be familiar with and follow all federal, state and center policies and procedures.
  • Work safely, following proper procedures when using chemical agents.