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Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 220

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $15.15 - $21.10

Typical Annual Salary: $31,500 - $43,900

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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

  • Clean and polish vehicle windows.
  • 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.
  • Drive vehicles to or from workshops or customers' workplaces or homes.
  • 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.
  • Turn valves or handles on equipment to regulate pressure or flow of water, air, steam, or abrasives from sprayer nozzles.

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