What does a Cleaner of Vehicle and Equipment do?

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

Jobs Roles

  • 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.
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