Laundry Workers sort, clean, fold, iron and package linen, clothing and other items in laundries and drycleaning establishments, and private residences.
A Year 10 Certificate, Certificate I, or a short period of on-the-job training is sometimes needed, but is not necessary to work in this job. Around one in three workers have Year 12 as their highest level of education.
- sorting articles for cleaning according to the type, colour, fabric and cleaning treatment required
- placing sorted articles into receptacles and onto conveyor belts for moving to repair and cleaning areas
- checking and removing stains from garments, and replacing buttons and making minor repairs
- loading and unloading washing machines, driers and extractors
- adding cleaning agents and starches to articles
- smoothing articles and guiding them through cleaning and pressing machines
- stopping and starting machines to untangle, straighten and remove articles
- ironing and pressing clean articles
- placing articles on shelves and hanging articles for delivery and collection
- packaging articles and preparing orders for despatch
- Laundry Worker (General)
- Ironer or Presser
Laundry Worker (General)
Sorts, cleans, irons, folds and packages linen, clothing and other garments in a commercial laundry.
Specialisations: Folding Machine Operator, Linen Sorter
Cleans clothing, garments, upholstery and other fabrics using drycleaning agents and machines.
Ironer or Presser
Irons or presses garments and other fabrics, such as delicate and formal wear, in a commercial laundry or private residence.