Industrial Cleaner

Keep working areas in production department in clean and orderly condition.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Industrial Cleaners do?

Keeps working areas in production departments of industrial establishment in clean and orderly condition, performing any combination of following duties: Transports raw materials and semifinished products or supplies between departments or buildings to supply machine tenders or operators with materials for processing, using handtruck. Arranges boxes, material, and handtrucks or other industrial equipment in neat and orderly manner. Cleans lint, dust, oil, and grease from machines, overhead pipes, and conveyors, using brushes, airhoses, or steam cleaner. Cleans screens and filters. Scrubs processing tanks and vats. Cleans floors, using water hose, and applies floor drier. Picks up reusable scrap for salvage and stores in containers. Performs other duties as described under CLEANER I Master Title. May burn waste and clean incinerator. May pick up refuse from plant grounds and maintain area by cutting grass or shoveling snow. May operate industrial truck to transport materials within plant. May start pumps to force cleaning solution through production machinery, piping, or vats. May start pumps to lubricate machines. May be designated according to area cleaned as Alley Cleaner; Can-Filling-Room Sweeper; Casting-And-Locker-Room Servicer; Ceiling Cleaner; Engine-Room Cleaner; Floor Cleaner; Overhead Cleaner.

Should I be an Industrial Cleaner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Cleaner, Industrial, Cleaning Custodian, Custodial Aide, Custodial Engineer, Industrial Cook See More

    How to become an Industrial Cleaner

    Most Industrial Cleaners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Master's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9caacc&chl=no+college+%2889%25%29|certificate+%284%25%29|||master%27s+%283%25%29|doctorate+%283%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,89,89
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