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Washer-Dryer Operator

St. Luke's Hospital
Duluth

Job Description

The Washer-Dryer Operator is responsible for picking up, sorting, washing and drying of linens, uniforms, drapes, and other Hospital washables. Is also responsible for recording linen weights and supplies used, keeping work area and equipment clean, and for following proper safety procedures.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Must be able to read, write and do simple math.
Experience: N/A
Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education: N/A
Experience: N/A
Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of work methods and washing equipment; safety precautions and work methods. Must be able to work well with others and organize work responsibilities efficiently. Must use measuring devices. Understand and interpret oral and written instructions; keep basic records; maintain a neat and clean personal appearance.

READING - Basic: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
WRITING - Basic: Ability to write simple correspondence.
SPEAKING - Basic: Ability to speak simple sentences.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
REASONING ABILITY - Basic Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional variables.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking; occasionally lifts supplies/equipment; considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching. Ability to be able to lift or push/pull fifty (50) pounds frequently and to stand, walk, turn, reach, stoop and crouch while performing tasks.

Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Sit - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Reach with hands and arms - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Climb or balance - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Bending-repetitive forward - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Taste or smell - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)

LIFTING REQUIREMENTS
Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Up to 25 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Up to 35 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Up to 50 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
More than 50 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Wet or humid conditions (non-weather) - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Work near moving mechanical parts - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Fumes or airborne particles - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Toxic or caustic chemicals - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Extreme cold (non-weather) - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Extreme heat (non-weather) - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Risk of electrical shock - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Vibration - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Typical Noise Level - Loud Noise (examples: manufacturing department, large earth-moving equipment)

WORKING CONDITIONS
Exposed to hot or noisy equipment; hot and humid environment and exposed to hazards of steam and heat.

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