Class Specifications - C.30
Senior Linen Service Worker - 5832
Linen Service Worker - 5833

January, 1975

Series Concept

Linen Service Workers perform unskilled, semi-skilled and/or skilled tasks in a campus laundry or related linen service unit; and perform other related duties as required.

Incumbents typically receive, check, sort, mark, fold, wrap, pack, distribute, weigh and/or record laundry items; operate flatwork ironers and/or presses; clean laundry equipment and work areas; may move and replace laundry baskets; and may operate and/or regulate laundry conveyer systems.

Classes in the Linen Service Worker series are distinguished from classes in the Head Linen Service Worker series in that incumbents perform unskilled, semi-skilled and/or skilled tasks typically without leading or supervisory responsibilities.

The series consists of two levels. Linen Service Worker is the sub-operational entry level, and Senior Linen Service Worker is the operational level.

Class Concepts

Senior Linen Service Worker

Under supervision, incumbents perform semi-skilled and skilled tasks in a laundry or related linen service area.

Typical Level Examples

Marker:

As marker, incumbents identify, sort, count, mark and record soiled linen items; operate the laundry marking machine; count, weigh and record soiled linen and hospital uniforms; and sort material for subsequent laundering according to color and/or starch requirements.

Distributor:

As distributors, incumbents sort all finished items into their proper classification; count and check items against tickets for accurate completion of bundles; wrap and label completed bundles and place into proper baskets or containers; and weight selected laundry items for poundage billing.

Iron and Press Operator:

As press operators, incumbents operate flatwork pant and shirt presses; as ironers, incumbents feed articles into ironers by evenly spacing and guiding articles on to feeder ribbons, straightening edges and smoothing wrinkles; and may be responsible for cleaning the heads of press units and the covering and padding of ironers.

Pack and Glove Room Worker:

As pack room workers, incumbents inspect linen used in making packs for holes, tears and/or stains; and make packs and/or bundles comprising diapers, pads, blankets, baby hoods, smocks, bags, caps, masks, sheets, eye packs, cysto packs, towels and wrappers for several hospital departments. Incumbents are responsible for the accurate wrapping, dating, weighing and recording of the packs and/or bundles.

As glove room workers, incumbents wash, test, powder, pack, wrap and mark rubber gloves for distribution to other hospital departments.

Linen Service Worker

Under supervision, incumbents perform unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in a laundry or related linen service area.

Typical Level Examples

Sorter:

Incumbents sort clean linen into proper classification for distribution after laundering; set and replace baskets or containers for processed linen on conveyer belt; and move linen baskets or containers to proper location at ironer or tumbler.

Rough Dry Folder: Incumbents fold rough dry items including patient gowns, hamper bags, isolation gowns; prepare wash cloths, masks, and laboratory tapes for pack room.

Flatwork Ironer Operator: Incumbents feed linen on the flatwork ironer and identify linen for rewash depending on stains and/or soils.

Minimum Qualifications

Senior Linen Service Worker

Ability to read, write, perform basic arithmetic calculations, follow oral and written instructions, and six months of experience in a laundry or related linen service operation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Linen Service Worker

Ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions; and know- ledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.