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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

15040 Dry Cleaner

Operates a drycleaning machine to clean garments, drapes, and other articles. Work involves most of the following: Knowledge of cleaning processes, fabrics, and colors; placing sorted articles in drum of cleaning machine; operating valves to admit cleaning fluids into drum of machine; starting drum rotating, allowing it to rotate until articles are cleaned and removing articles from machine; and draining and filtering cleaning fluid. May, in addition, operate an extractor, tumbling machine, or place articles in a cabinet dryer.