Performs work as part of a team in an industrial laundry facility. Responsible for the safe, expeditious, and accurate handling of merchandise into and/or out of the laundry facility.
• Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
Checks all machine safety devices before operating equipment and records and signs the appropriate equipment safety form. If machine does not pass safety inspection, operator will not operate unit, and notifies supervisor; When loading washer, retrieve sling from storage and maneuvers sling to the washer's rails and in front of the washer. If loading a dryer, obtain an extracted sling from the overhead feed rail and verifies each batch ticket to avoid mixing lots and batches. Stages similar batches together for maximum product/wash utilization; Positions washer/dryer in proper loading position (tilted up), removes batch ticket, loads the washer/dryer by untying the bottom cord of sling, forces the items into the washer/dryer cylinder, closes washer/dryer doors, lowers washer/dryer to the horizontal position, selects the appropriate washer/dryer formula, and starts the machine; Takes the batch ticket and writes the ticket information on the washer/dryer form visually displayed by the machine; For washer, enters the weight off of the batch ticket into SOFTROL. For dryer, re-ties the sling and transports to hoist staging area; Unloads washer: opens washer door, tilts washer forward, moves lined cart with clean sling, and removes items from the washer into the cart, places batch tickets on top of items, moves cart to sling raise area, and tilts washer back into load position; Unloads dryer: opens the front door, ensures items are at the proper moisture levels (if not, re-dry), raises the front-end of the dryer, moves to the rear of the machine, opens the rear door, places the appropriate tub at the dryer opening, removes items from dryer, places batch ticket on top of items, stores in appropriate area, closes rear door, and leaves dryer in tilted position to aid in loading process; Verifies proper moisture retention of items, carts/tubs are not overload, load items are at proper temperature, all extracted slings are free of excessive water, and all items are properly cooled down; Identifies any slings with rips or tears and removes them from the system; Maintains safe and clean work environment, and observes best practices in all production activities; Other duties as assigned.
Ability to understand all required training, written, and verbal instructions; Working knowledge of basic math skills; Good verbal and written communication skills; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Ability to meet attendance schedule.
• Working Environment/Safety Requirements:
Work is performed in a warehouse setting and regularly exposed to outside weather conditions, extreme heat and cold conditions as well as dust and noise. Work is based on a shift schedule, and may include weekends. Overtime required as needed. Physical Requirements Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions; Requires the ability to move or maneuver slings or carriers weighing up to 220 lbs; Requires the ability to move, lift, carry, push, or pull product weighing up to 50 lbs; Requires bending, reaching, pulling, and pressing at shoulder level and below waist area; Requires the use of hands for grasping and other manipulations; Requires standing and walking for long periods of time.
• Travel Requirements:
High school degree or equivalent preferred
• License Requirements/ Certifications: