On the Job
Vehicle Cleaners wash or clean vehicles, machinery, and other equipment.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Clean facilities or work areas.
- Clean machinery or equipment.
- Clean vehicles or vehicle components.
- Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
- Remove debris or damaged materials.
- Shovel materials.
- Drive passenger vehicles.
- Collect samples for analysis or testing.
- Connect hoses to equipment or machinery.
- Install parts, assemblies, or attachments in transportation or material handling equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Exposure to hazardous conditions.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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