Machine Cleaner

Clean dusts, dirt, greases, and lint from machines.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Cleaners do?

Cleans dust, dirt, grease, and lint from machines and auxiliary equipment, such as tanks and pipelines, in industrial plant or aboard ship, using cleaning solutions, waste, rags, waterhose, pumps, lint vacuum system, airhose, brushes, and scraping tools: Cleans screen on lint vacuum system and replaces worn screen. May clean plant sewage treatment system and water supply wells. May remove machine guards and accessories, using handtools. May paint exposed surfaces of machines to prevent rust. May oil moving parts or wearing surfaces. May clean floors around machine, using broom or vacuum cleaner. May be designated according to machine or part of machine cleaned as Bottle-Packing-Machine Cleaner; Creel Cleaner; Opening-Machine Cleaner; Pin Cleaner; Rack Cleaner; Shafting Cleaner. May be designated: Card Cleaner; Guide-Rail Cleaner; Loom Blower.

Should I be a Machine 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.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Bottle-Packing-Machine Cleaner, Engine Cleaner, Engine Wiper, Machine Rubber, Machinery Cleaner, Machine Wiper See More

    How to become a Machine Cleaner

    Most Machine Cleaners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gsaaa&chl=no+college+%2872%25%29|certificate+%287%25%29|associate%27s+%2821%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,72,72
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