8157-Laundry machine operators

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Laundry machine operators
ISCO Code: 
Job Description: 
Laundry machine operators operate laundry, dry cleaning, pressing and fabric treatment machines in laundries and drycleaning establishments.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) sorting articles for cleaning according to the type colour, fabric and cleaning treatment required
  • (b) placing sorted articles into receptacles and onto conveyor belts for moving to repair and cleaning areas
  • (c) checking and removing stains from garments, and replacing buttons and making minor repairs
  • (d) loading and unloading washing machines, driers and extractors
  • (e) adding cleaning agents and starches to articles
  • (f) smoothing articles and guiding them through cleaning and pressing machines
  • (g) stopping and starting machines to untangle, straighten and remove articles
  • (h) placing articles on shelves and hanging articles for delivery and collection
  • (i) packaging articles and preparing orders for despatch.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Dry-cleaning machineoperator
- Laundry machine operator
- Pressing machine operator (laundry)


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Hand launderer - 9121
- Hand presser - 9121

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