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Laundry machine operators





Laundry machine operators operate laundry, dry-cleaning, pressing and fabric treatment machines in laundries and dry-cleaning establishments.
Tasks include -
(a) sorting articles for cleaning according to the type, colour, fabric and cleaning treatment required;
(b) placing sorted articles into receptacles and onto conveyor belts for moving to repair and cleaning areas;
(c) checking and removing stains from garments, replacing buttons and making minor repairs;
(d) loading and unloading washing machines, driers and extractors;
(e) adding cleaning agents and starches to articles;
(f) smoothing articles and guiding them through cleaning and pressing machines;
(g) stopping and starting machines to untangle, straighten and remove articles;
(h) placing articles on shelves and hanging articles for delivery and collection;
(i) packaging articles and preparing orders for despatch.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Dry-cleaning machine operator
- Laundry machine operator
- Pressing machine operator (laundry)
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Hand launderer - 9121
- Hand presser - 9121

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