Building Cleaning Workers, All Other:

All building cleaning workers not listed separately.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $30,310.00
Average Time to Fill 37 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 458
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 12.80 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Clean building walls or flooring
Clean used linens
Install interior wood fixtures such as doors, floors, window frames, trim, or stairs
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Anchor wooden structures, frameworks, or forms
Finish floor, furniture, or related wood surfaces
Clean equipment or supplies
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Erect scaffold on work site
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Clean furniture or fixtures
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in installation, maintenance, or repair settings
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Repair prefabricated wooden building components
Clean laboratory, healthcare, or medical equipment
Fit construction materials such as wood
Install insulating materials
Join wood or other construction materials
Install glass in windows, skylights, or other structural surfaces
Dig holes or trenches
Finish concrete surfaces
Operate jackhammer in accordance with safety regulations
Clean work areas
Clean work sites
Install green structural components, equipment or systems
Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Remove stains from fabric or carpet
Lay masonry material such as brick, block, paver, stone, or tile
Immerse objects or workpieces in cleaning or coating solutions
Clean fabrics or apparel
Change used linens
Review construction specifications
Perform structural repair or assembly work
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Move heavy objects in janitorial or groundskeeping settings
Protect structures or surfaces near work areas to avoid damage
Position construction forms or molds
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Assemble structural components
Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Assemble temporary equipment or structures
Install storm, sanitation, or water piping systems above and below ground
Install prefabricated building components
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Install shock-absorbing or acoustical paneling or tiles on wall or ceiling
Install siding or sheeting materials
Install drywall, plasterboard, or wallboard
Repair masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Perform concrete fabrication
Install structures such as fences, markers, or guard rails
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Remove debris or vegetation from work sites
Move furniture
Clean materials to prepare them for production
Collect money from machines
Install wooden structural components such as sub flooring, rough framing, or partitions
Move heavy objects in installation, maintenance, or repair work
Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed
Stack containers, materials, or products
Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products
Pour materials into or on designated areas
Load or unload materials used in construction or extraction
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work
Treat residential or commercial facilities to eliminate pests
Apply herbicides, fertilizers, or pesticides

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Operate portable hand spray equipment
Adjust mechanical equipment
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Cut construction material
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Install/Remove finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Install building fixtures
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Operate garment treatment equipment
Smooth garments or fabric with irons, presses, or steamers
Prepare fabrics or materials for processing or production
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Adjust measuring or control devices
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Bend tubing or conduit
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Align equipment or machinery
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Paint surfaces such as walls
Prepare sites or surfaces for concrete, masonry, or related construction work
Sand metal or plastic objects
Spread concrete or other aggregate mixtures
Polish stone or concrete using a surfacing machine
Level sand, dirt, concrete, or gravel bedding or foundation
Compact materials to create level bases
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Install electrical fixtures or components
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Assemble equipment or components
Mix masonry materials such as mortar, grout, slurry, or concrete
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Install gauges or controls
Prepare chemicals for work application
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Build construction forms or molds
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Perform basic carpentry
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Braze metal parts or components
Spot/tack weld materials
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Weld metal structures
Weld metal parts and components
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Cut fabric or leather material
Cut metal or plastic material
Cut flexible flooring material such as carpet, vinyl, or linoleum
Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities
Reassemble equipment after repair
Apply adhesives to construction materials
Install electrical components, equipment, or systems
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Install industrial machinery or equipment
Dismantle equipment or temporary structures
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured wood products by hand
Set-up welding equipment
Position structural components
Set-up heavy construction equipment
Assemble mechanical components or machine parts
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Fill money changers in vending machines
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand
Don/Doff construction, extraction, or mining related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Perform basic plumbing
Thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, or water lines
Process metals using power or hand tools
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments
Direct human or vehicle traffic

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Clean janitorial, housekeeping, or groundskeeping tools, equipment, or machinery
Maintain physical building or grounds of property
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Level machines, equipment, or structures
Align machines, equipment, or structures
Complete routine building maintenance
Replace gas, steam, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Clean construction or extraction related tools, equipment, or machinery
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Clean production equipment
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Perform hydraulic plumbing
Maintain masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Tend boilers or related equipment
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Maintain manufacturing or production equipment
Maintain work tools or equipment
Repair gas, steam, oil, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Maintain equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning
Maintain mining machinery or equipment
Prepare equipment for maintenance
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Clean industrial, production, or manufacturing tools, equipment, or machinery
Clean textile, fabric, or garment related tools, equipment, or machinery
Lubricate production equipment
Repair measuring or control devices
Repair work tools or equipment
Repair mechanical controls
Repair mechanical timing devices
Repair grounds keeping equipment and tools
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Repair construction machinery or equipment
Repair production equipment or tools
Repair finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Replace door springs, cables, or related components
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Maintain mechanical machinery or implements
Maintain small engines

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Equipment / Instrument Sterilization
Apartment Maintenance
Property Management

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