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Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
District Of Columbia

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Perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain private households or commercial establishments, such as hotels and hospitals, in a clean and orderly manner. Duties may include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, and vacuuming.

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Currently Employed: 9,550

Projected Annual Job Openings: 340

Typical Hourly Wage: $14.52 - $17.73

Typical Annual Salary: $30,200 - $36,900

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Less than high school

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Carry linens, towels, toilet items, and cleaning supplies, using wheeled carts.
  • Disinfect equipment and supplies, using germicides or steam-operated sterilizers.
  • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms, and other work areas so that health standards are met.
  • Wash dishes and clean kitchens, cooking utensils, and silverware.
  • Polish silver accessories and metalwork, such as fixtures and fittings.
  • Observe precautions required to protect hotel and guest property and report damage, theft, and found articles to supervisors.
  • Empty wastebaskets, empty and clean ashtrays, and transport other trash and waste to disposal areas.
  • Sort clothing and other articles, load washing machines, and iron and fold dried items.
  • Replenish supplies, such as drinking glasses, linens, writing supplies, and bathroom items.
  • Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies, using vacuum cleaners and shampooers.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Clothes dryers
  • Floor polishers
  • Floor scrubbers
  • Laundry type washing machines
  • Vacuum cleaners

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Facilities management software
  • Inventory management software
  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software

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