Aircraft cleaners are responsible for cleaning both the interior and exterior of aircraft, as well as aircraft components. They use a range of equipment to clean, including manual and power equipment. They may also perform safety inspections. Aircraft cleaners typically work at airports and other aviation facilities. The working hours vary depending on business needs. There may be more demand for aircraft cleaners who are available to work an overnight shift, when more aircraft are likely to be grounded. A high school diploma is typically required to be an aircraft cleaner, and a driver's license may be required as well.
Job openings for aircraft cleaners can be found through typical online channels like on online job boards such as ZipRecruiter, Monster, and Indeed. Vacancies can also be found on the corporate careers sites of airlines and other aviation companies. The interview will focus on your ability to clean the aircraft to certain standards within a certain amount of time. Depending on the company, you may be expected to work at a very fast pace so that the aircraft are ready for service on time according to a set schedule. The employer will want to see that you're thorough, can work well with the supervisor, and dependable. Having the physical dexterity to clean small spaces quickly is also helpful.
To prepare for an interview for an aircraft cleaner, keep in mind the environment and context that you'll be working in when thinking of situations in which you're able to demonstrate your skills. For instance, cleaning in a commercial office building is less relevant than experience in an industrial factory setting. Think of times when you were able to finish cleaning a space ahead of schedule. What actions did you take that enabled you to finish the job so quickly? Being able to articulate what you did and why you did it demonstrates a high degree of professionalism. Finally, think about your work ethic and be prepared to speak briefly about what motivates you to be dependable.