Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment Job Description video

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A job as vehicle washer is not hard to get, so long as you meet some physical requirements. You have to be strong. You have to be willing to work hard for long hours—and low pay. You have to be able to lift and carry heavy objects, to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in awkward positions. You might need to wear safety clothing to protect yourself from chemicals. But what you’ll get at the end of the line, in addition to a clean vehicle, or piece of equipment, is experience and a record of on the job performance. If you do your job well, and are a dependable employee, you might be able to move into a more skilled position. So this is a job that someone with not a lot of education can use to get started in a workplace. Vehicle washers are usually trained on the job. A lot of that training is through spoken orders. So being able to speak and understand the language used at the job site might be important to getting the job. Because machines do more and more of the washing, there are fewer of these jobs available than in the past. But there are still a lot of openings every year, because it’s a job that people take for a short time, or because they move up to more skilled positions.

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