Cleaner Job Description
A cleaner is a person whose occupation is cleaning. Cleaners usually work with their hands, using a variety of cleaning techniques, chemicals and equipment to clean private homes, medical facilities, schools, Airports, or factories.
A cleaner should be patient, diligent, flexible, trustworthy, helpful and loyal, and have the ability to carefully follow instructions. They should be able to stand or bend for long periods and work with their hands to manipulate, lift and carry heavy objects.
What does a Cleaner do?
Cleaners may do some or all of the following:
- vacuum, mop and wax floors
- dust and polish furniture
- clean and sanitize bathrooms, dining rooms and other parts of houses
- gather garbage, empty and sanitize garbage cans
- clean air-conditioner vents, windows, walls, and glass
- perform other cleaning task as required by their employers
- check and order cleaning supplies to ensure that they are well-stocked
Where does a Cleaner work?
Some cleaners work during the day such as those who clean schools and hospitals while others may work irregular hours including early mornings, evenings and weekends, and may be on call.
Cleaners work indoors, cleaning the interior of buildings, and outdoors sweeping walkways and shoveling snow. They may work in conditions that are dirty or unpleasant and their work will require physical stamina to stand for long periods, bending and lifting objects.
What is Required to Become a Cleaner?
There are no educational requirements to become a cleaner, as skills are gained on the job under the supervision of more experience cleaners.
Knowledge, Skills and Attributes
Cleaners need to have:
- self discipline
- manual dexterity
- integrity and reliability
- physical fitness and stamina
- good eyesight
- good personal hygiene
- good listening and oral communication skills
- organizational skills
- the ability to properly follow instructions
- the ability to work well independently as well with others
- the ability to accept supervision
- the ability to asses visually the cleanliness of an environment
- the ability to resist stress
- the ability to put up with hash and difficult conditions
- knowledge of employers’ ethic and standard
- knowledge of cleaning techniques, chemicals and equipment
- knowledge of good hygiene and how to cultivate it
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