Job Details

Requisition Number 21-0495
Post Date 5/28/2021
Title Cleaner
Department Airport Operations
City Kona
State HI
Part-Time Yes
Part-Time Weekend No
Shift Varies
Days Off Varies

Aloha and thank you for your interest in the Airport Cleaner position with Hawaiian Airlines!

Interview Schedule

Candidates applying to this requisition may be considered for current and future openings. The interview process consists of the following:

  1. A 20-minute telephone interview
  2. A 60-minute group video interview
  3. A 30-minute on-site final interview

Candidates successful in the interview process may be invited to classroom training in Honolulu. Training is paid, and typically held Monday - Friday, 8 hours per day.

Position Overview

The job of the cleaner is to ensure all Hawaiian Airlines aircraft are cleaned and polished on a regular basis in order to maintain the highest standards of appearance while adhering to the Aircraft Appearance program.

Duties of a cleaner include but are not limited to: stocking of supplies for cleaning; restocking laundry supplies and company literature in aircraft; interior turn cleaning; seat cover replacement; interior cleaning; interior overnight heavy cleaning; exterior cleaning; and exterior polishing.

The duties will depend on the shift an employee is assigned to.

Pay and Benefits

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and the pay for this position is $14.17 per hour.

Medical, dental, vision and flight benefits are provided in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Work Schedules

Per the collective bargaining agreement, work schedules are awarded based on seniority. New hires are awarded their initial shift based on operational need which may be a morning, mid-day, evening or overnight shifts, weekend included.

Shifts may be part-time or full-time (both 5 days on, 2 days off). Work schedules for part-time and full-time are set, however, may change throughout the year in conjunction with the collective bargaining agreement. Based on operational need, you may need to report to work early and/or work beyond your scheduled end time.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Minimum age 18 years old
  • Possess at least a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license issued in the United States (driver’s permits and provisional driver’s licenses not allowed)
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to accept any work shift awarded
  • Must be able to constantly work in Weather / Extremes of Hot / Noise Intensity / Vibration / Atmosphere (Dust, Fumes, Mists, Gases, Poor Ventilation) / Mechanical Parts (Moving Machinery) / Heights
  • Possess strong two-way communication skills (sending and receiving information)
  • Able to fluently read, write, speak and understand English
  • Able to work in stressful situations and tight time constraints
  • Be self-motivated and a team player
  • Ability to complete pre-employment drug test and if hired, random drug testing
  • Ability to fulfill comprehensive background checks and fingerprinting to satisfy company security requirements and obtain various clearances to work at the airport (SIDA, Customs, USPS as applicable)

About Hawaiian Airlines  

Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 17 years (2004-2020) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

Now in its 92nd year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i's biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers nonstop flights within the Hawaiian Islands, between Hawai‘i and more U.S. gateway cities (16) than any other airline, as well as service connecting the islands with Japan and South Korea. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawaiian has temporarily suspended service in Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti.

The airline is committed to the health and safety of its guests and employees and has reinforced enhanced cleaning procedures across its business. While the experience may be a little different, the authentic Hawaiian hospitality remains unchanged. Additional details on how Hawaiian is keeping guests and employees safe can be found at


Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at Follow Hawaiian’s Twitter updates (@HawaiianAir), become a fan on Facebook  (Hawaiian Airlines), and follow us on Instagram (hawaiianairlines). For career postings and updates, follow Hawaiian’s LinkedIn page.

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