Wash or otherwise clean vehicles, machinery, and other equipment. Use such materials as water, cleaning agents, brushes, cloths, and hoses.
- Aircraft Cabin Cleaner
- Aircraft Cleaner
- Airplane Cleaner
- Apparatus Cleaner
- Apron Cleaner
- Assembly Cleaner
- Auto Cleaner
- Auto Detailer
- Auto Polisher
- Auto Porter
- Inspect parts, equipment, or vehicles for cleanliness, damage, and compliance with standards or regulations.
- Scrub, scrape, or spray machine parts, equipment, or vehicles, using scrapers, brushes, clothes, cleaners, disinfectants, insecticides, acid, abrasives, vacuums, or hoses.
- Mix cleaning solutions, abrasive compositions, or other compounds, according to formulas.
- Press buttons to activate cleaning equipment or machines.
- Clean and polish vehicle windows.
- Rinse objects and place them on drying racks or use cloth, squeegees, or air compressors to dry surfaces.
- Drive vehicles to or from workshops or customers' workplaces or homes.
- Turn valves or handles on equipment to regulate pressure or flow of water, air, steam, or abrasives from sprayer nozzles.
- Pre-soak or rinse machine parts, equipment, or vehicles by immersing objects in cleaning solutions or water, manually or using hoists.
- Lubricate machinery, vehicles, or equipment or perform minor repairs or adjustments, using hand tools.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RC.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Conventional environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Independence in their jobs.
- Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $22,640.00 with most people making between $17,510.00 and $32,040.00
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 44,300 people in California. It is projected that there will be 53,000 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 870 openings due to growth and about 1,310 replacement openings for approximately 2,180 total annual openings.
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