Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Operate or tend washing or dry-cleaning machines to wash or dry-clean industrial or household articles, such as cloth garments, suede, leather, furs, blankets, draperies, linens, rugs, and carpets. Includes spotters and dyers of these articles.

Key Competencies * Independence * Attention to Detail * Integrity * Dependability * Cooperation * Self Control * Initiative * Concern for Others * Adaptability/Flexibility * Social Orientation

Representative Tasks * Start washers, dry cleaners, driers, or extractors, and turn valves or levers to regulate machine processes and the volume of soap, detergent, water, bleach, starch, and other additives. * Load articles into washers or dry-cleaning machines, or direct other workers to perform loading. * Sort and count articles removed from dryers, and fold, wrap, or hang them.


Retail Trade, Manufacturing,

Job Family Production

Sample Job Titles Assembler, Assorter, Bag Hanger, Bag Washer, Benzene Washer, Benzene Worker, Blanket Washer, Box Storage Worker, Bundle Breaker, Buttoner, Carpet Cleaner, Carpet Renovator, Catcher, Classifier, Cleaner, Cleaner and Dyer, Cleaner and Presser, Cleaning Machine Operator, Cleaning Technician, Clothes Marker, Clothes Separator, Clothes Shaker, Coat Examiner, Collar Starcher, Collar Worker, Color Matcher, Conditioner Tumbler, Continuous Towel Roller, Conveyor Operator, Curb Worker, Curtain Cleaner, Curtain Stretcher, Dampener, Detacher, Diaper Folder, Distributor, Drapery Hand, Drier, Drier Operator, Dry Cleaner, Dry Room Attendant, Dryer Operator, Drying Machine Operator, Dyer, Equipment Operator, Examiner, Extracting Machine Operator, Feather Renovator, Feeder, Finisher, Folder, Folding Machine Operator, Fur Blower, Fur Cleaner, Fur Glazer, Fur Glazing and Polishing Machine Operator, Fur Glosser, Fur Polisher, Furniture Cleaner, Garment Sorter, Glove Cleaner, Glove Finisher, Hand Launderer, Handy Worker, Hanger, Hat Blocker, Hat Cleaner, Hat Former, Hat Renovator, Hat Sizer, Hatter, Launderer, Laundromat Worker, Laundry Aide, Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operator/Tender, Laundry Assistant, Laundry Attendant, Laundry Equipment Operator, Laundry Helper, Laundry Housekeeper, Laundry Operator, Laundry Person, Laundry Press Operator, Laundry Room Attendant, Laundry Sorter, Laundry Technician, Laundry Worker, Layer Off, Leather Cleaner, Leather Sprayer, Legger, Linen Folder, Linen Supervisor, Linen Worker, Lister, Machine Filler, Machine Fur Cleaner, Machine Hand, Machine Ironer, Machine Operator, Machine Rug Cleaner, Machine Washer, Marker, Marking Machine Operator, Mater, Measuring Clerk, Molder, Moth Proofer, Net Sorter, Patching Machine Operator, Personal Clothing Laundry Aide, Precision Dyer, Puffer, Puller, Reel Worker, Renovator, Rug Cleaner, Rug Dyer, Rug Renovator, Rug Sizer, Separator, Shake Table Operator, Shaker, Shampooer, Sheet Finisher, Sheet Folder, Sheet Sorter, Shirt Cleaner, Shirt Finisher, Shirt Folder, Shirt Operator, Silk Blocker, Silk Finisher, Silk Spotter, Sizer, Soil Checker, Sorter, Spot Cleaner, Spot Remover, Spotter, Sprayer, Sprinkler, Stamper, Starcher, Starchmaker, Steam Cleaner, Sterilizer Machine Operator, Stretcher, Stretcher Operator, Suede Cleaner, Table Machine Operator, Taker Off, Towel Folder, Towel Sorter, Tumbler Operator, Upholstery Cleaner, Utility Worker, Vault Custodian, Vault Person, Wash Tub Machine Operator, Washer, Washerette Machine Operator, Washing Machine Operator, Washroom Operator, Whizzer Hand, Wool Spotter, Wringer.