8157-Laundry machine operators

Job Title: 

Laundry machine operators

Job Description: 

Laundry machine operators operate laundry, dry cleaning, pressing and fabric treatment machines in laundries and dry-cleaning establishments.


Tasks include

  • 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
  • placing articles on shelves and hanging articles for delivery and collection
  • packaging articles and preparing orders for dispatch.
Specific Occupations: 

Machine-operator, (drying/ shrinking/ damping/ dry-cleaning (laundering/laundry)/ washing (laundry)/ (dry jug/ pressing)/ washing (cloth/yarn)

Press-operator, steam (laundry), Pressman (textile), Scourer/ Mangler

Calenderer, laundry

Operator, cleaning equipment: laundry

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Source Of Info: 

Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2392