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Cleaners of Vehicles & Equipment

Also called: Automotive Detailer (Auto Detailer), Car Washer, Detailer, Reconditioner

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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:
  • Rinse objects and place them on drying racks or use cloth, squeegees, or air compressors to dry surfaces.
  • Apply paints, dyes, polishes, reconditioners, waxes, or masking materials to vehicles to preserve, protect, or restore color or condition.
  • Clean and polish vehicle windows.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath

Personality

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
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Operating system software
  • Microsoft Windows Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • Bella FSM Auto Detailing Service Software
  • Green Cloud KleanTRAC
Calendar and scheduling software
  • BookFresh
  • Thoughtful Systems Scheduling Manager for Auto Detailing

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$29,280
$21,890
$38,830
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