Advanced Laundry Training

This is a similar class with a focus on institutional laundry. Generally, participants are expected to have completed the Sanitation Specialist class and have at least six months field experience before attending this class.

The curriculum includes:

  • Laundry cleaning chemistry/water/soil characteristics
  • Laundry handling/fabric types
  • Product knowledge/selection/use parameters
  • Dispensing equipment/installation/troubleshooting
  • Regulatory/safety requirements
  • Survey selling/cost analysis
  • Formula development/performance criteria/cycle functionality
  • Microprocessor programming/card cutting
  • Total Test Kit use

Advanced Laundry Class Agenda

Monday Curriculum

9:00 – 10:00 Welcome to U S Chemical! Discussion of the class structure and purpose, meal and transportation policy, plus an overview of the on-premise laundry and institutional cleaning product market. Conduct pre-test.
10:00 – 10:40 Plant tour – how we produce the products we sell.
10:40 – 12:00 Discussion of the four essential components of cleaning – time, temperature, friction or mechanical action, and detergent – and how the relationships between them affect performance in the on-premise institutional laundry.
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 2:30 Discussion of the environmental factors that affect cleaning performance and product selection in the on-premise laundry.
2:30 – 3:30 Introduction to laundry products by functional component and the primary chemistry they provide.
3:30 – 4:30 Laundry Cycle Functionality – an in-depth look at formula development and the critical parameters affecting product performance.

Tuesday Curriculum

8:30 – 9:30 Discuss Monday Review Sheet, conduct Tuesday AM Quiz.
9:30 – 10:45 A discussion of our entire line of laundry products.
10:45 – 12:00 How to cut a typical laundry card.
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 3:15 Discussion and “hands on” work with the Total Test Kit. Each class participant performs tests on both water and fabric. Stain identification and removal are also covered.
3:15 – 4:15 Introduction and working features of the U S Chemical produced line of liquid laundry dispensing equipment.

Wednesday Curriculum

8:30 – 9:30 Discuss Tuesday Review Sheet, conduct Wednesday AM Quiz.
9:30 – 11:00 Programming the Milnor EP+ using microprocessor simulators.
11:00 – 11:45 Laundry formula cost analysis.
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:15 Laundry Sanitation – how to insure that laundry is hygienically clean. Review ABC video regarding Hotel Room Cleanliness.
1:15 – 3:15 Programming the ChemMaster.
3:15 – 4:30 A look at our ISST program.

Thursday Curriculum

8:30 – 9:30 Discuss Wednesday Review Sheet, conduct Thursday AM Quiz.
9:30 – 11:15 Programming the Uniwash WE-4 and WE-6 using microprocessor simulators.
11:15 – 11:45 Review of the NEXUS ™ laundry system.
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 Installation of the ChemMaster dispenser in a multi-signal (programmable) machine.
2:00 – 3:00 Installation of the ChemMaster using the step mode (non-programmable) method.
3:00 – 3:45 Installation of a Sigma dispenser on a microprocessor controlled machine.
3:45 – 4:30 Laundry “Jeopardy”. A tradition at U S Chemical, with a selection of prizes for the big winner

Friday Curriculum

8:00 – 9:00 Discuss Thursday Review Sheet, conduct Friday AM Quiz.
9:00 – 10:00 Installation of an Alpha dispenser.
10:00 – 11:45 Three part final exam, as follows:

  • Workstation Test – Each person is given an opportunity to answer one or more field related questions at each of eight stations that require the use of the Total Test Kit or other measuring/testing devices covered in the class.
  • Safety/Regulatory Test – Covering the Regulatory and Safety handout regarding Material Safety Data Sheets, labels, personal protective equipment, and lockout/tagout.
  • Final Exam – This covers all topics taught throughout the week.
11:45 – 12:15 Lunch
12:15 – Completion Final Exam Review, “Best in Class” award, parting comments.

With our best wishes for their success, class is dismissed!

All flights must depart after 3:00 PM from Milwaukee’s Mitchell Field.