Job description Specialized Cleaner in the Vancouver Island and Coast Region

Find out what work is like for a specialized cleaner in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Specialized cleaners (NOC 65311).

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.

Job duties

  • 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 and sandblasters
  • Clean soot and creosote from chimneys and fireplaces using hand tools and industrial vacuum cleaners
  • Clean building exteriors, tanks and industrial equipment using sandblasting, pressurized steam or hydroblasting equipment.
  • Furnace and ventilation system cleaners
  • Clean ducts, vents and filters of furnaces in residences and commercial buildings using hand tools and industrial vacuum cleaners.
  • 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.

Job titles

  • auto detailer
  • building exterior cleaner
  • carpet cleaner
  • chimney cleaner
  • freight car cleaner
  • furnace cleaner
  • laboratory equipment cleaner
  • sandblaster
  • septic tank cleaner
  • upholstery cleaner
  • vehicle cleaner
  • ventilation system cleaner
  • window cleaner

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