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Career Details :: Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain private households or commercial establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, and hospitals, in a clean and orderly manner. Duties include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, and vacuuming.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Cleans rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, and locker rooms and other work areas.
- Cleans rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies, using vacuum cleaner.
- Dusts furniture and equipment.
- Empties wastebaskets and empties and cleans ashtrays.
- Collects soiled linens for laundering and receives and stores linen supplies in linen closet.
- Washes walls, ceiling, and woodwork.
- Polishes metalwork, such as fixtures and fittings.
- Prepares sample rooms for sales meetings.
- Cleans and removes debris from driveway and garage areas.
- Arranges decorations, apparatus, or furniture for banquets and social functions.
- Replaces light bulbs.
- Washes beds and mattresses and remakes beds after dismissal of hospital patients.
- Moves and arranges furniture, turns mattresses, hangs draperies, dusts venetian blinds, and polishes metalwork to ready hotel facilities for occupancy.
- Replenishes supplies, such as drinking glasses, writing supplies, and bathroom items.
- Transports trash and waste to disposal area.
- Cleans swimming pool with vacuum.
- Delivers television sets, ironing boards, baby cribs, and rollaway beds to guests rooms.
- Washes windows, door panels, and sills.
- Sweeps, scrubs, waxes, and polishes floors, using brooms and mops and powered scrubbing and waxing machines.
- Bakers, Bread and Pastry
- Cooks, Fast Food
- Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
- Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles
- Packers and Packagers, Hand
General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Estimating Needed Characteristics
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Active Listening
- Information Organization
- Equipment Selection
- Problem Identification
- Identification of Key Causes
Frequent Work Context
- Provide a Service to Others
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Objective or Subjective Information