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Cleaners of Vehicles & Equipment

Also called: Auto Detailer, Automotive Detailer, Detail, Detailer

Where in the Air Force? In the Air Force: Air Transportation; Air Transportation Apprentice; Air Transportation Craftsman; Air Transportation Helper; Air Transportation Journeyman; Air Transportation Superintendent

What they do:
Wash or otherwise clean vehicles, machinery, and other equipment. Use such materials as water, cleaning agents, brushes, cloths, and hoses.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


  • customer service
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road


Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • using equipment or systems
  • testing how well a product or service works


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Bella Solutions Auto Detailing Service Software
  • Green Cloud KleanTRAC
Calendar and scheduling software
  • BookFresh
  • Thoughtful Systems Scheduling Manager for Auto Detailing
Inventory management software
  • Inventory tracking software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
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