Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners


Maids and housekeeping cleaners clean rooms in hotels, hospitals, and private homes
Why Should You Consider This Career?

You get to listen to music or podcasts while you work. Get paid directly on your own hard work. Travel to lots of different spaces in your day.

That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
Less Training                                          More Training
More Structure                                     Less Structure
Chambermaid, Cleaner, Cottage Attendant, Environmental Services Aide, Environmental Services Worker, Guest Room Attendant (GRA), Housekeeper, Housekeeping Laundry Worker, Room Cleaner
At A Glance in US
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398,000 (35%)
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398,000 (35%)
398,000 (35%)
Chambermaid, Cleaner, Cottage Attendant, Environmental Services Aide, Environmental Services Worker, Guest Room Attendant (GRA), Housekeeper, Housekeeping Laundry Worker, Room Cleaner
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Your Typical Day:

  • Keep storage areas and carts well-stocked, clean, and tidy.
  • Carry linens, towels, toilet items, and cleaning supplies, using wheeled carts.
  • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms, and other work areas so that health standards are met.
  • Empty wastebaskets, empty and clean ashtrays, and transport other trash and waste to disposal areas.
  • Sweep, scrub, wax, or polish floors, using brooms, mops, or powered scrubbing and waxing machines.
  • Replenish supplies, such as drinking glasses, linens, writing supplies, and bathroom items.
  • Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies, using vacuum cleaners and shampooers.
  • Wash windows, walls, ceilings, and woodwork, waxing and polishing as necessary.
  • Dust and polish furniture and equipment.
  • Disinfect equipment and supplies, using germicides or steam-operated sterilizers.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Clean facilities or sites.
  • Inventory materials or equipment.
  • Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
  • Clean equipment or supplies.
  • Clean building walls or flooring.
  • Dispose of trash or waste materials.
  • Monitor building premises to ensure occupant or visitor safety.
  • Clean furniture or fixtures.
  • Operate garment treatment equipment.
  • Sort materials or products.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 76/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 56/100

  • Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. 55/100

  • Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 48/100

  • Chemistry

Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. 36/100

  • Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 34/100

  • Production and Processing

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. 30/100

  • Communications and Media

Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. 27/100

  • Personnel and Human Resources

Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems. 26/100

  • Telecommunications

Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems. 26/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Laundry type washing machines
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Clothes dryers
  • Floor polishers
  • Cleaning brushes
  • Carpet cleaning equipment
  • Masks or accessories
  • Ladders
  • Ironing machines or presses
  • Trash bags
  • Cleaning dusters
  • Razor knives
  • Scouring pads
  • Facial shields
  • Cleaning scrapers
  • Steam pressing machines
  • Sponges
  • Squeegees or washers
  • Hand sprayers
  • Protective gloves
  • Wet or dry combination vacuum cleaners
  • Brooms
  • Goggles
  • Sewing machines
  • Floor scrubbers
  • Pressure or steam cleaners
  • Commercial use dishwashers
  • Pushcarts
  • Mop wringer
  • Special purpose telephones
  • Dust mops
  • Personal computers
  • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers
  • Medical staff scrubs
  • Toilet brush and toilet brush holder
  • Wet mops
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