Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers:

Operate or tend washing or dry-cleaning machines to wash or dry-clean industrial or household articles, such as cloth garments, suede, leather, furs, blankets, draperies, linens, rugs, and carpets. Includes spotters and dyers of these articles.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $21,950.00
Average Time to Fill 60 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 6,321
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 9.16 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Resource Allocation
Following Directions
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Operate garment treatment equipment
Smooth garments or fabric with irons, presses, or steamers
Prepare fabrics or materials for processing or production
Repair tears or defects in fabrics, garments, or leather products
Sew materials by hand
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Cut fabric or leather material
Wrap products for preservation, protection, safety, and stability
Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Dye fabric or leather articles
Fill money changers in vending machines

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Classify materials or products according to specifications
Identify characteristics of cloth, fabric, paper or pulp
Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information
Identify type of stain in fabrics, such as wool, synthetics, or silk
Mark materials or objects for identification
Attach identification information to products, items, or containers

Performing General Physical Activities

Clean used linens
Clean building walls or flooring
Clean fabrics or apparel
Immerse objects or workpieces in cleaning or coating solutions
Collect money from machines
Remove stains from fabric or carpet

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Safety Training
Guest Services
Inventory Management
Machinery Cleaning
Debris and Litter Control
Health and Safety Standards
Customer Service
Hospitality Industry Knowledge

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