Drycleaner

Drycleaners clean clothing, garments, upholstery and other fabrics using dry-cleaning agents and machines.

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    Overview

    Drycleaners clean clothing, garments, upholstery and other fabrics using dry-cleaning agents and machines.

    Day-to-day

    • sorts articles according to colour, condition and type of material and decides on type of treatment to be given
    • may make minor repairs such as replacing buttons
    • places articles in drum and fastens cover before operating valves to feed chemical solution into machine
    • operates controls to rotate drum or agitate contents, drains off solution after stopping machine
    • removes articles and packs them into hand truck
    • removes spots and stains by rubbing them with solvents
    • filters solution after use to make it fit for re-use
    • may do pressing using machine or heated flat iron
    • places articles on shelves or on hangers for delivery or collection
    • packages articles and prepares orders for dispatch.

    To become a Drycleaner

    • You can work as a Drycleaner without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in dry cleaning operations might be helpful.

      Take a Certificate II in Laundry Operations

    Skills employers are looking for

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