Launderers, dry cleaners and pressers

£18,200

Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017

40

Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015

5.20%

Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)

Description

Launderers, dry cleaners and pressers supervise and undertake the washing, dry cleaning, ironing and pressing of clothing, household and other linen, carpets, curtains and other articles.

Qualifications

Academic qualifications are not required. Training is mainly on?the-job. NVQs/SVQs in Laundering are available at Levels 1 and 2.

Typical tasks

  • receives garment or item from customer for cleaning, checks pockets, buttons, zips, etc. and issues receipt;
  • sorts articles by fabric, colour and type and determines appropriate cleaning process;
  • removes difficult stains using chemicals or steam gun;
  • loads articles into washing and dry cleaning machines or electrically operated drum cleaning machine, operates controls to admit cleaning fluids and starts machine;
  • sets and operates drying machines and smoothes and shapes washed garments using hand iron or machine press;
  • allocates washing machines to customers, ensures correct use of equipment and gives change;
  • performs a variety of laundering, dry cleaning and pressing tasks, including beating carpets and shaping starched collars, cuffs and hats.

Common job titles

Machinist (dyeing and cleaning)
Foreman, laundry
Presser, machine (clothing mfr)
Superintendent, laundry (hospital service)
Presser, top
Presser, Hoffman
Washman (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Ironer (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Dyer and cleaner
Dryer (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Cleaner, clothes
Presser, collar
Assistant, launderette
Framer (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Houseman, wash
Machinist (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Operator, hydro (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Underpresser
Machinist, washing (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Operator, presser, steam
Presser, sleeve
Beater, carpet
Matron, laundry
Operator, calender (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Technician, cleaning, carpet
Smoother (clothing mfr)
Operator, cleaner, dry (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Starcher (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Laundress
Attendant, house, wash
Cleaner, vacuum
Cleaner, carpet
Maid, laundry
Assistant, branch (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Hand, hydro (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Machinist, shirt (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Operative, cleaning, dry
Presser, blouse
Operative, laundry
Launderer
Preparer (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Taker-off (textile mfr: lace finishing)
Presser (clothing mfr)
Cleaner, garment
Attendant, laundry
Presser, cap
Presser, garment
Brusher (dyeing and cleaning)
Operative, restoration (carpet cleaning)
Presser, knitwear
Cleaner, fur
Ironer
Winder, towel (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Operator, tumbler (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Blocker (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Assistant, laundry
Foreman (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Attendant, launderette
Presser, steam
Steamer (dyeing and cleaning)
Man, laundry
Presser, seam
Presser, clothing
Presser, shirt
Cleaner, upholstery
Presser, hand (tailoring)
Presser, general
Bluer (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Ironer, glove
Calenderer (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Ironer (clothing mfr)
Presser, clothes
Cleaner (dyeing and cleaning)
Cleaner (fur goods mfr)
Machinist, collar (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Operator, laundry
Assistant, general (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Assistant, cleaning, dry
Hand, calender (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Presser, hand (textile finishing)
Operator, unit (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Hand, leading (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Assistant (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Supervisor, laundry
Tabber (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Attendant, hydro (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Worker, laundry
Operator, hydro-extractor (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Feeder (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Foreman (dyeing and cleaning)
Presser, trouser
Worker, factory (laundry)
Washerman (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Operator, hydro
Finisher (dyeing and cleaning)
Attendant, tumbler
Spotter (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Cleaner, dry
Washer (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Machinist, laundry
Foreman, house, wash
Presser, tailor's
Ironer (hosiery, knitwear mfr)
Hand, laundry
Worker, process (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Presser, lining
Worker, launderette
Presser (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)