This position is located within the Textile Care Processing Facility (TCPF) of the Environmental Management Services (EMS) within a VA Medical Center. The position, generally aligned under to the TCPF Supervisor, is responsible for supporting and performing task associated with soil and clean textile processing within the TCPF environment. The incumbent has no formal authority over staff in the execution of daily tasks. Major duties and responsibilities include: Conducting daily inventory at the prescribed time of all linen in the shipping area ready for shipment. Setting the pace and performing work along with various workers being led at various soiled, finishing and shipping positions throughout the workday, checking work in progress for proper technique and compliance with safety policies and procedures while encouraging each worker to meet or exceed established production standards. Checking carts between ejection from cart washer and loading to ensure adequate cleansing/drying and to ensure that carts are intact (removing from circulation any cart(s) found to be in unsafe/otherwise unusable condition). Checking work for neatness and count accuracy in both Finishing and Shipping sections, assuring that all orders are filled, documented, and prepared for shipment by end of tour of duty. Ensuring that all carts are weighed, logged, and covered prior to loading. The incumbent must be sufficiently proficient in all facets of soiled and finishing equipment to provide new employee orientation and training. Must be understanding o fsafe and efficient start-up operation and shut-down of each of the following types of equipment, but not limited to: Spreader-feeder; Chest Ironer; Cross-folder; Small piece folder; Sorting systems; Washers; Dryers; Monorail systems; Garment finishers. Monitoring production floor to ensure rapid detection and reporting of equipment malfunctions to TCPF Maintenance staff. Monitoring work environment for strict adherence to all established policies governing safety, security, attire, behavior, and speech among workers in the finishing and shipping sections. Ensuring equal disbursement of duties keeping everyone productive. Routinely checking progress and when completed Lead checks to see to see whether the supervisor's instructions on work sequence, procedures, methods, and deadlines have been met. Participating in new employee training to ensure consistent practices among assigned production workers. Scheduling workers for sufficient computer time to ensure completion of all mandatory annual online training and assisting workers with computer access issues as needed. Performing other related duties such as keeping supervisors informed of progress of work as well as cause of delays. Incumbent will also be required to answer questions that arise from management. Reporting may also be required. Ensuring the production floor and shipping areas are kept clean, dry, orderly, and clear of trash, performing housekeeping duties as assigned by the Foreman. Ensuring that all carts are weighed, logged, and covered prior to loading. Ensuring that proper carts are loaded into correct trailers, double-checking the shipping documentation for each load for both completeness and accuracy. Ensuring soiled carts are unloaded, weighed and staged for dumping in a timely manner. Work Schedule: Full-Time; Monday - Friday, 5:00am - 1:30pm Position Description Title/PD#: Laundry Worker Leader / 21I36-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
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