Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Worker

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Worker (Short)

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Worker

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.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Load articles into washers or dry-cleaning machines, or direct other workers to perform loading.
  • Apply bleaching powders to spots and spray them with steam to remove stains from fabrics that do not respond to other cleaning solvents.
  • Start washers, dry cleaners, driers, or extractors, and turn valves or levers to regulate machine processes and the volume of soap, detergent, water, bleach, starch, and other additives.
  • Operate extractors and driers, or direct their operation.
  • Remove items from washers or dry-cleaning machines, or direct other workers to do so.
  • Sort and count articles removed from dryers, and fold, wrap, or hang them.
  • Clean machine filters, and lubricate equipment.
  • Examine and sort into lots articles to be cleaned, according to color, fabric, dirt content, and cleaning technique required.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Worker Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Worker test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Memory / Attention to Detail / Logic & Reasoning
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptability / Flexibility
  • Conscientiousness
  • Reliability
  • Service Orientation
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:51-6011.00
Simulation Context:Basic Service Worker
O*Net Context:Production
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$19,130 or less
Bottom 25%:
$21,890 or less
$25,470 (Average)
Top 25%:
$30,030 or more
Top 10%:
$35,310 or more

Hourly US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$9.20 or less
Bottom 25%:
$10.52 or less
$12.24 (Average)
Top 25%:
$14.44 or more
Top 10%:
$16.98 or more

US Employment Statistics
2030 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:26,600

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Production and Processing
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Mathematics
  • Administration and Management
  • Chemistry
  • Law and Government
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Time Management
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Judgment and Decision Making
Top Abilities
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Speech Recognition
  • Near Vision
  • Control Precision
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Speech Clarity
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
Less than 1 Month:
1 - 3 Months:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Assorter, Bag Hanger, Bag Washer, Benzene Washer, Benzene Worker, Blanket Washer, Box Storage Worker, Bundle Breaker, Buttoner, Carpet Cleaner, Carpet Renovator, Classifier, Cleaner, Cleaner and Dyer, Cleaner and Presser, Cleaning Machine Operator, Cleaning Technician, Clothes Marker, Clothes Separator, Clothes Shaker, Coat Examiner, Collar Starcher, Collar Worker, Color Matcher, Conditioner Tumbler, Continuous Towel Roller, Conveyor Operator, Curtain Cleaner, Curtain Stretcher, Dampener, Detacher, Diaper Folder, Distributor, Drapery Hand, Drier, Drier Operator, Dry Cleaner, Dry Room Attendant, Dryer Operator, Drying Machine Operator, Dyer, Extracting Machine Operator, Feather Renovator, Folder, Folding Machine Operator, Fur Blower, Fur Cleaner, Fur Glazer, Fur Glazing and Polishing Machine Operator, Fur Glosser, Fur Polisher, Furniture Cleaner, Garment Sorter, Glove Cleaner, Glove Finisher, Hand Launderer, Handy Worker, Hanger, Hat Blocker, Hat Cleaner, Hat Former, Hat Renovator, Hat Sizer, Hatter, Housekeeping Laundry Aide, Launderer, Laundress, Laundromat Worker, Laundry Aide, Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operator/Tender, Laundry Assistant, Laundry Attendant, Laundry Equipment Operator, Laundry Housekeeper, Laundry Operator, Laundry Person, Laundry Press Operator, Laundry Room Attendant, Laundry Sorter, Laundry Technician, Laundry Worker, Leather Cleaner, Leather Sprayer, Legger, Linen Folder, Linen Worker, Lister, Machine Filler, Machine Fur Cleaner, Machine Ironer, Machine Rug Cleaner, Machine Washer, Marker, Marking Machine Operator, Mater, Measuring Clerk, Molder, Moth Proofer, Net Sorter, Patching Machine Operator, Personal Clothing Laundry Aide, Precision Dyer, Puffer, Puller, Reel Worker, Renovator, Rug Cleaner, Rug Dyer, Rug Renovator, Rug Sizer, Separator, Shake Table Operator, Shaker, Shampooer, Sheet Finisher, Sheet Folder, Sheet Sorter, Shirt Cleaner, Shirt Finisher, Shirt Folder, Shirt Operator, Silk Blocker, Silk Finisher, Silk Spotter, Sizer, Soil Checker, Sorter, Spot Cleaner, Spot Remover, Spotter, Sprayer, Sprinkler, Stamper, Starcher, Starchmaker, Steam Cleaner, Sterilizer Machine Operator, Stretcher, Stretcher Operator, Suede Cleaner, Table Machine Operator, Towel Folder, Towel Sorter, Tumbler Operator, Upholstery Cleaner, Utility Worker, Wash Tub Machine Operator, Washer, Washerette Machine Operator, Washing Machine Operator, Washroom Operator, Whizzer Hand, Wool Spotter, Wringer

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