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Working As A Building Service Worker

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $23,440

    Average Salary

What Does A Building Service Worker Do At L3 Technologies

* Responsible for, but not limited to:
* Sweeps, cleans, dusts, polishes and removes debris from internal and external areas of the plant.
* Cleans and refills towel racks, paper holders, scrap containers, and performs other similar duties as required.
* Performs general labor duties as required which includes, but is not limited to replacing light bulbs, moving furniture and similar types of general labor or maintenance jobs.
* Makes minor adjustments to equipment as required.
* Works from sketches, layouts, prints, written or verbal instructions.
* Maintains records and makes reports as required.
* Assists higher rated employees or performs miscellaneous duties as required.
* Employees may input and retrieve required data into and from computer systems in order to complete their assigned tasks.
* Trains others.
* Performing other work as assigned that is incidental to primary job duties or other assigned work that may be performed safely using tools that are commonly available.
* Clean-up of work areas, tools, and equipment.
* Works with and uses all tools, materials, instruments, machines and equipment necessary to perform duties

What Does A Building Service Worker Do At Washington University of St. Louis

* Acts as primary Building Services contact for assigned area, prioritizing work and making initial assessment of conditions and services needs.
* Plans and completes the repairs/installation of HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems for short-range projects.
* Estimates labor time, requisitions materials needed, and requests other maintenance staff assistance for long range projects.
* Monitors outside service schedules and equipment installation by outside contractors.
* Monitors service schedules/coordinate any interruptions in service (utility outages).
* Interfaces with customer to schedule/coordinate any interruptions in service (utility outages).
* Follows through on work in progress to verify proper facility conditions are restored.
* Performs variety of tasks involving HVAC, electrical, plumbing, etc.
* Keeps Building Services supervisors aware of facility conditions, problems, and needs.
* Maintains effective communication with other Facility Maintenance Coordinators and other maintenance staff

What Does A Building Service Worker Do At San Diego Convention Center Corporation

* include the following.
* Other duties may be assigned.
* Sets up chairs, tables, partitions, material/furniture in preparation of various events.
* Tears down and stacks chairs, tables, partitions and other related material/furniture.
* Sets up risers in preparations of various events.
* Follows directions and read room plans to set up for an event.
* Works efficiently and quickly to set up and tear down an area in preparation for an event.
* Maintains proper care of uniforms, equipment and supplies.
* Safely operates assigned Facility Services equipment upon successful completion of equipment training.
* Types of equipment employees may be assigned to operate could include: forklift
* and electric cart.
* This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
* This is a Casual and Union position with SEIU
* Pay Rate: $13
* per hour

What Does A Building Service Worker Do At Bentley University

* floor cleaning and maintenance; rug cleaning; cleaning and sanitizing wash rooms, rest rooms, drinking fountains, etc.; cleaning and polishing furniture; moving and set up of office and apartment furniture, as well as furniture and equipment associated with college functions and operations.
* Seasonal snow removal is also required.
* These tasks are completed in accordance with established schedules and procedures at Bentley University.
* The physical demands of this position range from LIGHT to MEDIUM HEAVY.
* The heaviest physical demands are required during the moving and handling of cleaning equipment and furniture, especially up stairways in buildings where elevators are not available.
* These activities require handling from 25 to 75-pounds on an occasional to frequent basis.
* Heavier tasks may require the assistance of (2) or more co-workers.
* There are multiple positions available, all of which are second and third shifts.
* Shifts include:
* Wednesday through Sunday, 3:00 pm – 11:30 pm
* Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 pm – 7:00 am
* Thursday through Monday, 10:30 pm – 7:00 am
* Essential Functions:
* Safely performs all floor maintenance in accordance with industry standards, operating light and heavy (industrial type) machines and attachments in accordance with all safety rules and regulations including OSHA regulations.
* Scrub, strip, wax and polish floors using heavy (industrial type) powered scrubbers and buffers in accordance with all safety rules.
* Shampoos rugs using portable and truck mounted shampooing equipment following all operating and safety instructions.
* Physically moves office and apartment furniture in rooms to be cleaned.
* Moves custodial equipment up stairs in areas where elevators are not available.
* Uses mobile cleaning van and heavy equipment such as floor buffers, wet/dry vacuums, shampoo equipment, snow blowers and shovels, may be used.
* Small hand tools may be required to perform a variety of equipment adjustments and maintenance tasks.
* Dollies, hand trucks, and rolling carts, etc. are used to assist in furniture and equipment movement.
* Properly cares for and maintains the equipment under their charge, vacuums, floor machines, etc.
* Safety shoes and Bentley uniforms are required to be worn at all times.
* Eye and hearing protection will need to be worn during certain tasks.
* Performs all floor maintenance in accordance with industry standards.
* Responsible for cleanliness and sanitation of buildings and adjacent ground areas.
* Empties and cleans interior and exterior waste baskets, smoking urns, and receptacles and delivers waste to designated collecting area.
* Maintains and monitors immediate building exterior.
* Cleans and polishes office furniture: e.g. desks, tables, book cases and file cabinets.
* Responsible for detail work: e.g. polishing brass, stainless steel, and drinking fountains.
* Cleans and dusts ledges, corners, baseboards, and all furniture without disturbing customer’s personal belongings.
* Cleans and maintains a (clean for health) sanitary condition in both wash and rest rooms, drinking fountains, locker rooms, etc.
* Participates in training to keep and acquire knowledge, skills, and abilities to remain current with standard operational practices and revised standards.
* Follows proper clean-up and recycling procedures as well as observe all safety rules and regulations (including OSHA regulations) while handling and/or caring for Bentley tools and equipment, to avoid injury to self and others.
* Reports building damages, malfunctioning equipment, needed maintenance and/or repairs in assigned work areas.
* Moves and sets up furniture and equipment associated with on-going university operations and functions as per building specifications and frequencies.
* Performs light furniture moves in assigned buildings for cleaning and safety concerns.
* Responds to campus cleaning emergencies.
* Responds to emergency call-in situations.
* Interacts professionally with all members of the Bentley community.
* Inputs data into the computerized work order system, recording time and work order information

What Does A Building Service Worker Do At Sanford Health

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How To Become A Building Service Worker

Most janitors and building cleaners learn on the job. Formal education is not required.


Janitors and building cleaners do not need any formal educational credential. However, high school courses in shop can be helpful for jobs involving repair work.


Most janitors and building cleaners learn on the job. Beginners typically work with a more experienced janitor, learning how to use and maintain equipment such as vacuums, floor buffers, and other tools. On the job, they also learn how to repair minor electrical and plumbing problems.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required, certification is available through the Building Service Contractors Association International, the International Executive Housekeepers Association, and ISSA—The International Sanitary Supply Association. Certification can demonstrate competence and may make applicants more appealing to employers.

Important Qualities

Interpersonal skills. Janitors and building cleaners should get along well with their supervisors, other cleaners, and the people who live or work in the buildings they clean.

Mechanical skills. Janitors and building cleaners should understand general building operations. They should be able to make routine repairs, such as repairing leaky faucets. 

Physical stamina. Janitors and building cleaners spend most of their workday on their feet, operating cleaning equipment and lifting and moving supplies or tools. As a result, they should have good physical stamina.

Physical strength. Janitors and building cleaners often must lift and move cleaning materials and heavy equipment. Cases of liquid cleaner and trash receptacles, for example, can be very heavy, so workers should be strong enough to lift them without injuring their back.

Time-management skills. Janitors and building cleaners should be able to plan and complete tasks in a timely manner.

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Building Service Worker Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • French

  • Polish

  • Chinese

  • Gujarati

  • Urdu

  • Hindi

  • Mandarin

  • Arabic

  • Korean

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Top Skills for A Building Service Worker


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Top Building Service Worker Skills

  1. WAX Floors
  2. Washes Windows
  3. Building Services
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Strip and wax floors and vacuum and shampoo all carpets in the facility.
  • Maintained the building services and cleanliness of two residence halls at Michigan State.
  • Dust, dust mop, wet mop, auto scrub, vacuum, carpet extract, strip and wax floors.
  • Operated janitorial equipment properly and safely.
  • Provide excellent customer service when interacting with visitors by responding to requests and offering necessary information.

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