Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment

Wash or otherwise clean vehicles, machinery, and other equipment. Use such materials as water, cleaning agents, brushes, cloths, and hoses.

Median Annual Wage: $20,670

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (52%); Less than high school diploma (34%); Post-secondary certificate (14%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Detailer; Aircraft Cleaner; Automobile Detailer; Car Washer; Auto Detailer; Automotive Detailer; Car Detailer; Detail; Reconditioner; Sanitation Truck Cleaner

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More Transportation and Material Moving Careers

  • Scrub, scrape, or spray machine parts, equipment, or vehicles, using scrapers, brushes, clothes, cleaners, disinfectants, insecticides, acid, abrasives, vacuums, or hoses.
  • Apply paints, dyes, polishes, reconditioners, waxes, or masking materials to vehicles to preserve, protect, or restore color or condition.
  • Inspect parts, equipment, or vehicles for cleanliness, damage, and compliance with standards or regulations.
  • Maintain inventories of supplies.
  • Press buttons to activate cleaning equipment or machines.
  • Turn valves or handles on equipment to regulate pressure or flow of water, air, steam, or abrasives from sprayer nozzles.
  • Mix cleaning solutions, abrasive compositions, or other compounds, according to formulas.
  • Monitor operation of cleaning machines and stop machines or notify supervisors when malfunctions occur.
  • Rinse objects and place them on drying racks or use cloth, squeegees, or air compressors to dry surfaces.
  • Turn valves or disconnect hoses to eliminate water, cleaning solutions, or vapors from machinery or tanks.
  • Sweep, shovel, or vacuum loose debris or salvageable scrap into containers and remove containers from work areas.
  • Disassemble and reassemble machines or equipment or remove and reattach vehicle parts or trim, using hand tools.

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  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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