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Laundry Foreman - Putnamville Correctional Facility

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State Of Indiana Greencastle , IN 46135

Posted 3 months ago

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About State Government

Come join the nation's #1 State Government according to 2017 U.S News & World's Report survey. Find out what over 28,000 dedicated state employees have discovered interesting jobs, excellent benefits, work/life balance and advancement opportunities. A job in state government gives you the chance to impact the well-being of Indiana's communities with a career in public service. With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the state of Indiana offers a wide variety of options for job applicants as one of the state's largest employers.

About Putnamville Correctional Facility

The Putnamville Correctional Facility is a medium security adult male facility located in Putnamville, Indiana (Greencastle address), located on US Highway 40, about halfway between Terre Haute and Indianapolis.

Laundry Foreman 1

Manages operation of a large laundry facility in an adult male correctional facility. Teaches offenders a trade that can be used for self-support upon release from prison.

A Day in the Life

  • Instruct offenders on proper use of laundry and marking equipment and sewing and mending machines;

  • Instructs offenders on proper laundering methods and the proper care of various fabrics;

  • Makes daily work assignments and maintains daily attendance, performance and wage records for offenders;

  • Assists offenders in achieving acceptable work habits and in overcoming inappropriate behavior patterns;

  • Counsels and disciplines offenders as needed;

  • Maintains inventory of, and control over, supplies;

  • Maintains control and security over volatile and dangerous items;

  • Assumes responsibility for custody of offenders during hours they are assigned to the laundry;

  • Orders laundry supplies and makes recommendations for equipment purchases;

  • Operates all laundry equipment;

  • Ensures that safe and sanitary conditions are maintained in laundry in compliance with state and federal regulations;

  • Performs related work as required

What we are looking for

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

  • Willingness to undergo a background investigation.

  • Ability to pass a drug screen

  • Four (4) years of full-time paid commercial or institutional laundry experience. Substitutions: Completion of an accredited vocational school course in laundry and dry cleaning may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

  • Specialized knowledge of the equipment in the laundry and their proper operation as well as of new equipment and supplies available;

  • Specialized knowledge of, and ability to select, proper cleaning agents needed to launder fabrics;

  • Practical knowledge of federal and state regulations regarding correct water temperatures, sanitation and safety;

  • General knowledge of institution regulation, policies and procedures;

  • Ability to instruct offenders on proper laundering methods and use of equipment and to train them in proper work habits;

  • Ability to maintain custody of approximately 10 offenders assigned to laundry and to maintain strict control of volatile and dangerous items;

  • Ability to cooperate with and assist various departments using laundry services in resolving problems and maintaining efficient operation;

  • Ability to maintain accurate inventory, time, wage and equipment records;

  • Ability to plan and implement efficient procedures in order to carry out laundry services.


  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

  • Choose from four medical plans including RX coverage, vision, dental and a wellness program that allows you to earn discounts on insurance plans.

  • Health savings accounts include state contributions.

  • Deferred compensation account (similar to a private sector 401 K plan) with employer match along with a choice of two fully funded pension plans

  • Group life insurance.

  • $14.52 per hour

Why work for Indiana?

  • Diversity of workforce and career opportunities.

  • Paid time off for vacation, personal, sick leave, and 12 weeks of leave to spend with a new child.

  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years.

  • Employee assistance program.

  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Comments:

Putnamville Correctional Facility is a smoke free / drug free work environment. No tobacco products are permitted within the facility.

All applicants must be willing to undergo pre-employment background screening, previous employment verifications, and drug screening.

NOTE: Entire work history and experience must be included in the work history section of the online application. A resume' does not substitute for this requirement. Work experience not included in the on-line application will not be considered!

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Laundry Foreman - Putnamville Correctional Facility

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State Of Indiana