Laundry Worker Job US Department of Veterans Affairs North Little Rockby admin on August 25, 2020
US Department of Veterans Affairs Jobs 2020Description :
- Display sound judgement in monitoring the work flow for textile processing tasks through communication with the linen clerk, laundry work leaders and laundry supervisors, to determine and communicate linen needs to the washman in a timely manner.
- Has a basic knowledge of the operating principles of commercial washing, and knowledge to select the correct wash formula from the provided chart for the selected wash load, and basic knowledge of the cart wash operation system, water and air systems to identify proper operations and procedures, to shut down the equipment if a malfunction occurs.
- Familiar with various chemical agents used by the TCPF to ensure they are properly used to prevent damage to linens, uniforms and any other textiles processed.
- Cross-trained in all techniques and procedures used within the TCPF in the event of staffing shortages or unforeseen workload and works under strict timeframes and deadlines due to patient workload.
- Quality inspector and packager for all Operating and Sterile Procedure linens.
- Serve as a back-up operator, Laundry Worker, Sewing Machine Operator, Linen Clerks and truck Driver as necessary.
- Has basic knowledge and skill to sort soiled linens, pre-soak stained textiles as needed, accurately weigh wash loads to ensure washer/extractors are correctly balanced, wash soiled and unload clean textiles.
- Knowledge and skill to operate the lift and rail system to correctly direct the proper linen pulled from washer/extractors to appropriate rail storage, to be dried or ironed.
- Has overall processing and distribution knowledge to select the correct linen to be dried to ensure linen flow on the production floor is continuous.
- Has basic knowledge of the operating principles of commercial washing, and knowledge to select the correct wash formula from the provided chart for the selected wash load, and basic knowledge of the operation for the cart wash, water and air systems, to identify proper operations and procedure, to shut down the equipment if a malfunction occurs.
- Familiar with the various chemical agents used by the TCPF to ensure they are properly used to prevent damage to linens, uniforms and any other textiles processed.
- Has complete operating knowledge of clean side equipment, including garment finisher, small washer, large and small dryers, spreader/feeder/ironer/folder, stacker conveyor, small and large piece folders, and how to operate the light table.
- Understands Infection Control measures are to be maintained between soiled side operations and clean textiles, and uses proper aseptic techniques including proper hand hygiene.
- Responsible for correct operations of the dryers, small washer, pneumatic lift system, garment finisher and timely delivery of finished textiles when required.
- Ability to communicate with the Laundry Machine.
- Operators, other Machine Operators, Linen clerks, Laundry workers, Laundry Work Leaders and the Laundry Supervisor, to ensure efficient linen flow on the production floor.
- Assist the washman with the test piece program by delivering the test piece to the washman after each load processed.
- Constantly alert to the operation of machines assigned, be aware of any malfunctions, and know the procedure for shutting down equipment.
- Ensures continuous and safe operations; incumbent will follow all infection control, OSHA requirements and Joint commission guidelines when staging washed carts, loading and unloading washer/extractors, small washers, dryers, and garment finisher.
- Safeguard of textile equipment, materials and supplies for his/her assigned area.
- Respond to changing linen requirements, as necessary.
- All other duties as assigned by management.
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RequirementsRequirements Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
- Subject to a background/suitability investigation
- May serve a probationary period
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards.
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Education
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.Additional information
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at https://www.opm.gov/.
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Applicants will be accessed in the order in which the applications were received and select any qualified applicant in that order.Background checks and security clearance Security clearance
OtherDrug test required
NoPosition sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low RiskTrust determination process
Required DocumentsRequired Documents
- Cover Letter
- DD-214/ Statement of Service
- Disability Letter (VA)
- Professional Certification
- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.
Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.
Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
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Serves as a Laundry worker (dryer) charged with the operation of a variety of laundry production equipment, including the large dryer, small washer and dryer, garment finisher and textile finish equipment, provides hand folding and soiled linen sorting, as required at the Textile Care Processing Facility (TCPF) located in the Textile Care Section of Environmental Management (EMS), at Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System (CAVHS).
The incumbent's duties and responsibilities include:
Work Schedule: MondayFriday, 7am3:30pm (Subject to change based on the needs of the facility)
Position Description Title/PD#: Laundry Worker/PD04521A
Physical Requirements: Workers must stand or walk continuously on concrete floors. While they do not usually have to keep pace with machines, they need a certain amount of quickness in hand and arm movements to meet production standards. Most of the jobs require workers to frequently lift bundles weighing tip to 11 kilograms (25 pounds); however, in receiving and shipping, occasional lifting of bulk bundles weighing over 14 kilograms (30 pounds) is required. When working in the receiving area they may be exposed to drafts from open doors. Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
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- The public
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
ALL US CITIZENS DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (COVID-19VA 005) in-accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3304(a)(3) and 5 CFR 337.205(b)(1)-(4).
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