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$1,385 per week
Moderate

Overview

Other Cleaners clean surfaces, materials and objects, such as carpets, windows, walls, swimming pools and cooling towers, using specialised cleaning equipment and chemicals. Carpet Cleaners and Window Cleaners are included here.

Day-to-day

  • cleaning carpets and upholstered furniture using cleaning machines and their attachments
  • selecting and applying cleaning agents to remove stains from carpets, windows and surfaces
  • filling carpet cleaning machines with water and other cleaning agents
  • pushing pile-lifting machines over carpets and brushing pile to raise and fluff nap
  • treating carpets with soil-repellent chemicals and deodorants, and treating for pests
  • using ladders, swinging scaffolds, bosun's chairs, hydraulic bucket trucks and other equipment to reach and clean windows in multi-storey buildings
  • cleaning stone walls, metal surfaces, fascias and window frames using high pressure water cleaners and solvents
  • applying chemicals and high pressure cleaning methods to remove micro-organisms from water and filtration systems, and using wet vacuums and other suction equipment to remove scale, accumulated dirt and other deposits from swimming pools, cooling tower components and drains.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

To become an Other Cleaner

  • You can work as an Other Cleaner without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Team Work/ Collaboration

  • Home Building

  • Writing

  • Customer Service

  • Organisational Skills

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