NOC 6732 – Specialized cleaners



Specialized cleaners clean and refurbish building exteriors, carpets, chimneys, industrial equipment, ventilation systems, windows and other surfaces, using specialized equipment and techniques. They are employed by specialized cleaning service companies or they may be self-employed.

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with additional training or experience.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Carpet and upholstery cleaners operate cleaning machines to clean carpets, rugs and upholstered furniture on customers’ premises or in carpet and upholstery cleaning establishments.
  • Chimney cleaners clean soot and creosote from chimneys and fireplaces using hand tools and industrial vacuum cleaners.
  • Furnace and ventilation system cleaners clean ducts, vents and filters of furnaces in residences and commercial buildings using hand tools and industrial vacuum cleaners.
  • Sandblasters clean building exteriors, tanks, chimneys and industrial equipment using sandblasting, pressurized steam or hydroblasting equipment.
  • Vehicle cleaners clean the interior and exterior of automobiles, buses, streetcars, railway cars and subway cars.
  • Window cleaners wash and clean interior and exterior windows and other glass surfaces in low-rise and highrise buildings.

Employment Requirements

  • There are no specific education requirements for occupations in this unit group.
  • On-the-job training is usually provided.
  • Previous experience in a related position may be required for some occupations in this unit group.

All Titles

  • acid tank cleaner
  • air duct cleaner
  • air duct cleaning technician
  • auto care worker
  • auto detailer
  • automobile cleaner
  • boiler cleaner
  • building exterior cleaner
  • building sander
  • bus cleaner
  • bus washer
  • car care worker
  • car detailer
  • car scrubber
  • car wash attendant
  • car washer
  • carpet cleaner
  • cesspool cleaner
  • chimney cleaner
  • chimney sweep
  • cleaner and repairer, venetian blindscleaner and repairman, venetian blinds, cleaner and repairwoman, venetian blinds, venetian blinds cleaner and repairman, venetian blinds cleaner and repairwoman
  • cleaner, building exteriors
  • cleaner, carpets
  • cleaner, chimneys
  • cleaner, drain-roto
  • cleaner, fireplaces
  • cleaner, freight cars
  • cleaner, furnace
  • cleaner, laboratory equipment
  • cleaner, rugs
  • cleaner, septic tank
  • cleaner, swimming pool
  • cleaner, tank
  • cleaner, vehicle
  • cleaner, ventilation system
  • cleaner, window
  • detailer, auto
  • detailer, car
  • drain-roto cleaner
  • fireplace cleaner
  • freight car cleaner
  • furnace cleaner
  • glass cleaner
  • laboratory equipment cleaner
  • laboratory facilities cleaner
  • lot porter – auto cleaning
  • railway car cleaner
  • rock or brick sandblaster
  • rug cleaner
  • sandblaster
  • sandblasting building cleaner
  • septic tank cleaner
  • specialized cleaner
  • specialized cleaner – automobile aesthetics
  • steam cleaner
  • steamblaster
  • steamblasting building cleaner
  • streetcar cleaner
  • subway car cleaner
  • swimming pool cleaner
  • tank car cleaner
  • tank cleaner
  • transportation vehicle scrubber
  • truck washer
  • upholstery cleaner
  • vat washer
  • vehicle cleaner
  • venetian blinds cleaner and repairer
  • ventilation system cleaner
  • window cleaner
  • window washer


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  • Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents (6733)
  • Light duty cleaners (6731)


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