Career information

What do they do?

Laundry workers operate specialist equipment to launder a wide range of items from personal clothing to bulk hotel linens. They use a wide range of machinery and understand how to sort, dry, finish and pack laundered items.

A typical day

Typically, eight/ten-hour work days which can involve shift work.

Tasks include developing dye recipes and matching colours, carrying out dyeing processes, using a range of dyeing and wet-finishing processes, equipment and materials to dye and finish textiles.

Sound like you?

Study areas
  • English or Media Studies or History
  • Maths or Accounting or Economics
  • Sciences or Workshop Technology.
  • Confident communicator
  • Strong eye for detail
  • Good work habits/time management.
Helpful experience
  • Customer service or helping people
  • Making or fixing things
  • Working with machinery.
Preferred work environments
  • Inside (retail or shop)
  • Inside (workshop or plant)
  • One place every day.



These can be useful from School:

  • NCEA Level 2 Maths and English is recommended
Entry level jobs


  • Laundry Processor
Advancing jobs

Higher learning

  • Team Leader
  • Quality Manager
  • Production Manager
Senior jobs

Higher learning

  • Business Manager

The logistics sector needs skilled people

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