Laundry/Sewing Room Worker I

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Richmond, TX
This Laundry Worker I position performs routine manual and semi-skilled work for an institutional laundry providing services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Activities include sorting, classifying, weighing and recording of weights, flatwork ironing, folding, preparing linen for delivery and routine cleaning of work areas. Work involves both light and heavy physical labor. This position normally works from 05:00am-03:00pm, Monday-Thursday. Occasional work on weekends, holidays and hours other than those regularly scheduled may be required. The Laundry Worker I will work under the close supervision of the Laundry Operations Manager with minimal latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment. Completion of work requires use of established methods and/or techniques. Decisions are simple and based on well-defined guidelines. All tasks will be performed within established time frames. This position may also perform other related custodial duties as classified under the STATE OF TEXAS Classification Office as needed. Other duties as assigned.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.Sorts soiled linen by proper classification into carts. Operation of the sheet ironer, sheet stacker, sheet folder, and manual folding. Operates Towel Folder and manually folds towels. Maintains a clean and safe environment to meet infection control and safety standards. Attends and participates in all mandatory trainings to meet HHSC/RSS/Laundry Requirements. Assisting with deliveries to homes. 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:

Knowledge of laundering techniques and procedures; of the tools, and equipment used; and of proper lifting techniques. Skill in the operation of washers, extractors, tumblers, presses, irons, and flat work ironers; and in the use of soaps, bleaches, washing solutions and other chemicals. Ability to sort and record weights of laundry items; ability to perform routine job functions on daily basis; ability to work closely with others; ability to effectively communicate with others; and ability to read and write English. Flexibility to work in other areas within Support Services as needed.Registration or Licensure Requirements:

n/aInitial Selection Criteria:

Experience in laundry operations work preferred. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Experience making pick-ups/deliveries preferred. Experience in stocking, receiving or inventory experience are all generally preferred. Additional Information:

Requisition # 384266Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range.Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, 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 State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing.Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.MOS Code:

Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 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

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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.