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Laundry Foreman -IWP

Date Posted:  Jan 25, 2023
Requisition ID:  418921

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46214


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana Women's Prison:
The Indiana Women’s Prison is a maximum security facility that has the distinction of being the oldest and first adult facility for females in the United States. The Indiana Women’s Prison is unique in many ways. It is a maximum security facility that (until November 2009) was located entirely within an urban residential neighborhood. The facility houses all the special populations of female offenders in the state. The pregnant, sick, mentally ill, youthful, elderly, and high-profile female offenders are all housed at the Indiana Women’s Prison.


The salary for this position traditionally starts at $29,588.00 per year but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.


About the Job:

As the Laundry Foreman, you will be responsible for providing clean, sanitary laundry services in a state facility adhering to applicable regulations, policies, and procedures. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Coordinate operation of the laundry/clothing issue departments, complying with IDOC and facility policies and procedure. 
  • Instruct team on proper laundering of various fabrics.  
  • Maintain inventory of needed supplies. 
  • Supervise, properly train, and maintain offender staffing levels in the laundry department.   
  • Enter offender clothing data into computer database. 
  • Train offender tailors and supervise clothing and upholstery repairs.  
  • Ensure proper storage of all chemicals used in the laundry department. 
  • Ensure safe and sanitary conditions are maintained in the laundry area as per state and federal regulations and guidelines. 
  • Operate all laundry equipment and perform minor repairs and preventive maintenance. 


The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.  

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE). 
  • Specialized knowledge of the equipment in the laundry department and their proper operation as well as new equipment and supplies. 
  • Ability to instruct and train on proper laundering methods, use of equipment, and proper work habits. 
  • Specialized knowledge of, and ability to select, proper cleaning agents needed to launder or dry clean fabrics.  
  • Practical knowledge of federal and state regulations regarding sanitation and safety.  
  • General knowledge of institution regulation, policies, and procedures.  
  • Ability to maintain accurate inventory, time, wage, and equipment records.  
  • Ability to plan and implement efficient procedures to carry out laundry services.  
  • Ability to operate a sewing machine that is used to repair clothing.  

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.
This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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