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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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • Clean the plastic work inside cars, using paintbrushes.
    • Rinse objects and place them on drying racks or use cloth, squeegees, or air compressors to dry surfaces.
    • Pre-soak or rinse machine parts, equipment, or vehicles by immersing objects in cleaning solutions or water, manually or using hoists.
    • Connect hoses or lines to pumps or other equipment.
    • Turn valves or disconnect hoses to eliminate water, cleaning solutions, or vapors from machinery or tanks.
    • Collect and test samples of cleaning solutions or vapors.
    • 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.
    • Lubricate machinery, vehicles, or equipment or perform minor repairs or adjustments, using hand tools.
    • Transport materials, equipment, or supplies to or from work areas, using carts or hoists.
    • Fit boot spoilers, side skirts, or mud flaps to cars.

    Skills

    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Quality Control Analysis

      Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Multilimb Coordination

      The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    Knowledge

    • 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.

    • 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.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 27390/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 13.17/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 13,110
    • Yearly Projected Openings 1,970

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Independence
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation
    • Self Control

    Tools

    • Pressure or steam cleaners
    • Cleaning brushes
    • Carpet cleaning equipment
    • Air dryers
    • Air compressors

    Technology

    • Operating system software
    • Inventory management software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Calendar and scheduling software

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