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This position normally works 6:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Occasional work on weekends, holidays, and hours other than those regularly scheduled may be required.
Laundry Worker I position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of commercial laundry equipment and performing complex laundry work in a commercial laundry. Will promote team work while preforming all assigned tasks. Activities include sorting, classifying, weighing and recording of weights, loading/unloading of Continuous Batch Washer (CBW), press, shuttle, and large 300# dryers, 300# Lint Collector, small commercial washer/extractors and dryers, flatwork ironing, unloading conveyor, folding, preparing clothes and linens for delivery, delivery, and routine cleaning of work area / areas. Work involves both light and heavy physical labor. Employee will follow all HHSC, Facility, and Regional Laundry procedures for reporting time and attend work on a regular and predictable schedule performing all tasks as assigned. All tasks will be performed within the established time frames. Laundry Worker I works under the close supervision from the Laundry Worker II's, III's, Laundry Manager, and Regional Laundry Director with minimum latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment. This position will occasionally work under close supervision of the Laundry Maintenance assisting with daily laundry preventative maintenance. Completion of work requires use of established methods and/or techniques. Decisions are simple and based on well-defined guidelines. The Laundry Worker I has no financial responsibility but is accountable for assigned property.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
1. Sorting, classifying, weighing, and recording all soiled laundry in order to determine what laundry formula and size of washer/pocket will be used.
2. Operation of the Continuous Batch Washer (CBW) system.
3. Operation of the large dryer unload conveyor.
4. Operation of commercial washer/extractors and dryers.
5. Operation of the Edge Feeder, Imperial 232 Ironer, Skyline S-20 Sheet Folder, and Stacker.
6. Operation of small piece folders.
7. Folding linens by hand.
8. Maintains a clean and safe environment to meet infection control and safety standards.
9. Performs the pick-up, quota count, filling of orders, and delivery to units/departments.
10. Attends and participates in all mandatory training to meet HHSC/KSH requirements.
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1. Knowledge of laundering techniques and procedures
2. Knowledge of commercial laundry operation
3. Knowledge of laundry equipment
4. Ability to fold neat/quick
5. Ability to distinguish colors
6. Ability to receive and fill orders
7. Knowledge of proper lifting techniques
8. Ability to lift 40-50 pounds
9. Ability to carry 40-50 pounds
10. Ability to throw 20 pounds 6'
11. Ability to sort laundry items
12. Ability to maneuver loaded laundry cart with dimensions up to 57" (high) x 28" (depth) x 48" wide)
13. Ability to push and pull carts mounted on 6" wheels weighing between 50-900 pounds
14. Ability to operate commercial scale
15. Ability to safely drive bobtail type vehicles
16. Ability to safely operate truck mounted hydraulic lift gates
17. Ability to identify problems and/or solutions to problems
18. Ability to read, comprehend and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating procedures, maintenance instructions and manuals
19. Ability to write clearly to communicate your intentions
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must possess valid Texas driver's license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver's license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy.
Initial Selection Criteria:
1. 3 month experience in equipment operation.
2. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred.
Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Requisition # 447968
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.
Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.
Job involves heavy physical labor.
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 92S, SH, 3372, 3M0X1. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.