Starr Textile Services of LA is a commercial Laundry facility located in Harahan, LA. We provide service to 5000 rooms in Metro NOLA. We are currently seeking a Production Lead.

Under general direction from the Laundry Supervisor and /or Production Manager, complete assigned duties throughout the plant to meet the daily production schedule. Assist Production Manager/ Production Supervisor is coordinating and directing production area for maximum productivity and efficiency. Schedule will vary depending on requirements of the plant.

Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus.

Position offers 2 scheduled days off per week, medical benefits after 60 days, 401k after a year of service, and PTO accrual starting on the first day of full time employment.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal background screens.

Starr Textile Services is an EEO and E-Verify Company

Essential Job Duties:

Responsibilities for all Production Areas

Prioritize work in area of responsibility to maintain an efficient and constant workflow to ensure daily schedule is completed.
Responsible for training staff on proper use and function of equipment used in area of responsibility.
Responsible for immediately informing maintenance of any equipment failure or malfunction.
Responsible for ensuring all employees follow all applicable safety rules and regulations.

SOIL

Required to sort and distribute linen by item, color and classification across conveyor to appropriate E-rail bag.
Consistently monitor linen for damage or tears. Separate torn and/or usually heavy stained items and place in appropriate cart.
Ensure linens do not fall on floor.
Required to observe established safety guidelines at all times and utilize safety equipment/protective gear as required.
Maintain a clean and organized work area.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

FLAT

Required to lift linens from cart and place neatly on feeding board or lift/pull sheets from cart and place selvage edge deep into spreading device.
Place corner of sheet on feed board of the iron. Required to keep side of sheet tight as sheet enters the iron.
Required to briefly inspect for tears and/or stains. Press button to cull items as needed.
Consistently monitor machines for jams. Do not attempt to remove items without supervision.
Responsible for ensuring linens do not fall on floor.
Required to clean vacuum box at end of each batch of linen produced.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

TERRY

Required to set proper adjustments on folding machine for each type of towel to be produced.
Responsible for lifting towels from cart and briefly inspect for tears or stains.
Responsible for feeding towels on center of the feeding board of the feeding machine.
Required to maintain an accurate, complete and legible production log.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

GARMENTS (VALET)

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to identify items by customer.
Knowledge of customer preference for processing, loading, finishing and presentation of items
Ability to work individually and/or in a team environment with minimum supervision.
Ability to verbally communicate read and write legibly.
Ability to focus and have strong attention to detail.
Strong coordination and manual dexterity skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to multi task in fast paced environment.
Ability to be flexible with work schedule and carry out responsibilities on evenings, weekends during peak season and holidays as needed.

Education/Training/Certifications:

High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Experience/Background:

Previous experience in commercial laundry setting preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Medium work which requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Employee is subject to coastal climate conditions; extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Employee may be exposed to other conditions such as wind and high humidity.
Employee is subject to vibrations and exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
Employee is subject to hazards which may include physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current and high places, work in small crawl spaces, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
Employee is subject to atmospheric conditions: one or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: odors, dusts, mists or poor ventilation.
Employee must be able to distinguish colors to separate whites/colors and detect stains or soiled goods.
Employee may be subject to moderate levels of noise.
Employee must be able to work at a repetitive, short-cycle operation requiring some judgment.
Employee must be able to extend hands, arms in any direction, move about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Employee must be able to raise objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
Must be able to consistently bend, stoop, reach, climb and descend multiple stairs and/or stairwells.

Special Requirements:

Subject to pre-employment and/or random drug screening.
Must be available to work weekends and holidays when scheduled.

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