Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
SOC: 53-7061.00

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
346,900 employed

Projected (2024):
380,000 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Aircraft Cabin Cleaner
  • Aircraft Cleaner
  • Airplane Cleaner
  • Apparatus Cleaner
  • Apron Cleaner
  • Assembly Cleaner
  • Auto Cleaner
  • Auto Detailer
  • Auto Polisher
  • Auto Porter
  • Auto Wash Buffer
  • Auto Washer
  • Automat Car Attendant
  • Automatic Car Wash Attendant
  • Automobile Detailer
  • Automotive Detailer
  • Automotive Porter
  • Barrel Cleaner
  • Barrel Washer
  • Beer Coil Cleaner
  • Bell Cleaner
  • Belt Cleaner
  • Bin Cleaner
  • Blanket Washer
  • Blow Off Worker
  • Boat Detailer
  • Boat Washer
  • Body Cleaner
  • Boiler Blower
  • Boiler Cleaner
  • Boiler Tube Blower
  • Boiler Washer
  • Book Cleaner
  • Booth Cleaner
  • Bottle Cleaner
  • Box Car Washer
  • Box Truck Washer
  • Brick Cleaner
  • Brush Cleaner
  • Can Cleaner
  • Can Washer
  • Car Carder
  • Car Cleaner
  • Car Conditioner
  • Car Cooper
  • Car Detailer
  • Car Dryer
  • Car Groomer
  • Car Scrubber
  • Car Sweeper
  • Car Wash Attendant
  • Car Washer
  • Car Wiper
  • Casing Cleaner
  • Casting Cleaner
  • Casting Machine Service Operator
  • Catch Basin Cleaner
  • Cell Cleaner
  • Cesspool Cleaner
  • Char Puller
  • Cleaning Technician
  • Coach Cleaner
  • Coke Still Cleaner
  • Condenser Cleaner
  • Conduit Cleaner
  • Container Washer
  • Cooker Cleaner
  • Core Cleaner
  • Curve Cleaner
  • Cutch Cleaner
  • Delta System Freight Car Cleaner
  • Detail
  • Detail Technician
  • Detailer
  • Die Cleaner
  • Dishwashing Machine Operator
  • Distributor Cleaner
  • Drain Cleaner
  • Drum Cleaner
  • Electrode Cleaner
  • Engine Cleaner
  • Engine Wiper
  • Equipment Cleaner
  • Equipment or Machinery Cleaner
  • Filter Changer
  • Filter Cleaner
  • Filter Screen Cleaner
  • Filter Washer
  • Flask Cleaner
  • Flue Blower
  • Flue Cleaner
  • Flusher
  • Freight Car Cleaner
  • Furnace Cleaner
  • Furniture Cleaner
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Globe Cleaner
  • Grit Blaster
  • Harness Brusher
  • Harness Cleaner
  • Hydroblaster
  • Jet Handler
  • Kerrick Kleaner Operator
  • Kettle Cleaner
  • Kiln Cleaner
  • Laboratory Equipment Cleaner
  • Ladle Cleaner
  • Lamp Cleaner
  • Last Cleaner
  • Latrine Cleaner
  • Lingo Cleaner
  • Loom Blower
  • Loom Cleaner
  • Lot Technician
  • Machine Cleaner
  • Machine Wiper
  • Machinery Cleaner
  • Mill Washer
  • Millstone Cleaner
  • Mold Cleaner
  • Mold Preparer
  • Mold Sheet Cleaner
  • Net Washer
  • New Car Make Ready Worker
  • Oil Tank Car Cleaner
  • Pan Cleaner
  • Pan Washer
  • Pencils Washer
  • Photo Mask Cleaner
  • Plate Cleaner
  • Plateman
  • Polisher
  • Press Cleaner
  • Press Washer
  • Pressure Washer
  • Rack Washer
  • Rail Washer
  • Railroad Car Cleaner
  • Reconditioner
  • Reed Cleaner
  • Roll Cleaner
  • Roll Picker
  • Roller Cleaner
  • Roller Picker
  • Rotor Plate Washer
  • Salvager
  • Sand Blaster
  • Sandblaster
  • Sanitation Truck Cleaner
  • Sanitation Worker
  • Sanitation Worker, Cleaning Equipment
  • Sanitation Worker, Cleaning Machinery
  • Sanitation Worker, Hosing Docks and Pens
  • Sanitation Worker, Hosing Machinery
  • Saw Cleaner
  • Scraper
  • Screen Cleaner
  • Screen Tender Helper
  • Sewage Disposal Worker
  • Shaker Washer
  • Shield Cleaner
  • Ship Cleaner
  • Ship Washer
  • Signs Cleaner
  • Simonizer
  • Smoking Pipes Cleaner
  • Soapstoner
  • Spinneret Cleaner
  • Spinning Frame Cleaner
  • Stator Plate Washer
  • Steam Cleaner
  • Steamer
  • Stem Dryer Maintainer
  • Sterilizer
  • Still Cleaner
  • Stone Cleaner
  • Stove Cleaner
  • Suction Plate Carrier Cleaner
  • Switch Cleaner
  • Tack Cleaner
  • Talcer
  • Tank Car Cleaner
  • Tank Cleaner
  • Tank Processor
  • Telephone Cleaner
  • Telephone Sterilizer
  • Tower Cleaner
  • Trolley Cleaner
  • Truck Cleaner
  • Truck, Car, and Bus Cleaner
  • Tub Washer
  • Tube Blower
  • Tube Cleaner
  • Tube Washer
  • Used Car Lot Porter
  • Used Car Make Ready Worker
  • Used Car Renovator
  • Vat Cleaner
  • Vat Washer
  • Vehicle and Equipment Cleaner
  • Vehicle Washer
  • Wagon Washer
  • Wash and Greaser
  • Wash Rack Operator
  • Wash Worker
  • Washer
  • Washroom Cleaner
  • Water Filter Cleaner
  • Wheel Cleaner
  • Wiper


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Time Management
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • 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.
  • Monitor operation of cleaning machines and stop machines or notify supervisors when malfunctions occur.
  • Disassemble and reassemble machines or equipment or remove and reattach vehicle parts or trim, using hand tools.
  • Connect hoses or lines to pumps or other equipment.
  • Maintain inventories of supplies.
  • Apply paints, dyes, polishes, reconditioners, waxes, or masking materials to vehicles to preserve, protect, or restore color or condition.
  • 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.
  • Transport materials, equipment, or supplies to or from work areas, using carts or hoists.
  • Collect and test samples of cleaning solutions or vapors.
  • Clean the plastic work inside cars, using paintbrushes.
  • Fit boot spoilers, side skirts, or mud flaps to cars.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Air blowers
  • Car polishers
  • Car vacuums
  • Carpet dirt extractors
  • Cleaning scrapers
  • Dashboard brushes
  • Detail brushes
  • Digital tire pressure gauges
  • Foam wash guns
  • Gas powered generators
  • Handheld digital thermometers
  • High pressure water hoses
  • Hot air guns
  • Paint thickness gauges
  • Pneumatic sanders
  • Portable air compressors
  • Power finish buffers
  • Pressure washers
  • Rim and engine brushes
  • Steam cleaners
  • Tire brushes
  • Upholstery cleaning brushes
  • Vehicle hoists
  • Vehicle squeegees
  • Vent brushes
  • Bella Solutions Auto Detailing Service Software
  • BookFresh
  • Green Cloud KleanTRAC
  • Inventory tracking software
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Thoughtful Systems Scheduling Manager for Auto Detailing


  • transportation and material moving


    industry stats

    SOC: 53-0000

    Total Employed: 9,536,610

    Average Annual Salary: $35,160