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Working As A Janitor

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

  • $20,447

    Average Salary

What Does A Janitor Do At Post Holdings

* Empty wastebaskets and replace liners, dust furniture, clean light switches and phones, dust mop and damp mop hard surface floors and stairs, clean doors, windowsills and vacuum rugs in all offices including entrances, etc. to maintain a neat, clean and sanitary working environment.
* Dust lockers, empty waste baskets, clean and refill all restroom dispensers, clean mirrors and chrome fittings.
* Clean and sanitize all toilets, showers, locker room benches, floors, walls, partitions and sinks in the men’s and women’s locker/restroom and lunchrooms to maintain Company GMP standards throughout the entire plant.
* Sign/initial auditor’s lab sheet in the MicroLab.
* Special projects as needed for audits.
* Maintains regular and consistent attendance.
* Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained.
* Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
* Responsible for Food Safety and Food Quality of MFI products.
* Perform other duties as assigned

What Does A Janitor Do At L3 Technologies

* Custodian duties shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Maintain the cleanliness of all communal spaces on a daily basis.
* On a weekly basis sweep, scrub, wax, and buff the floor.
* Maintain the cleanliness of all restroom spaces on a daily basis; this includes daily replenishment of soap, paper products, and removal of all trash.
* On a weekly basis sweep, scrub, wax and buff the floor.
* Wash the walls a minimum of once a quarter.
* Maintain the cleanliness of all office spaces on a daily basis

What Does A Janitor Do At Masters Touch Cleaning

* Service, clean, or supply restrooms.
* Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming.
* Gather and empty trash.
* Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.
* Mix water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.
* Clean windows, glass partitions, or mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, or squeegees.
* Notify managers concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems.
* Requisition supplies or equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties.
* Dust furniture, walls, machines, or equipment.
* Strip, seal, finish, and polish floors.
* Clean and polish furniture and fixtures.
* Steam clean or shampoo carpets.
* Monitor building security and safety by performing tasks such as locking doors after operating hours or checking electrical appliance use to ensure that hazards are not

What Does A Janitor Do At Kelly Services

* Must be able to follow written procedures.
* Perform all responsibilities following established GMP, Food Safety,
* Personal Safety and Quality policies and procedures.
* Notify supervisor of any problems with equipment.
* Clean bakery equipment, roof, fans, ceilings, walls and floors using specific procedures as directed.
* Follow specific instructions to clean flour handling equipment.
* Follow specific instructions in pest control.
* Perform duties assigned from the Master Sanitation Program.
* Keep accurate records of cleaning performed.
* Inspect areas requiring attention.
* Keep manager informed of any unsanitary practices that may be occurring in the plant.
* Performs repetitive tasks and follow instructions.
* Job duties are varied and spread over a number of locations in the plant.
* Perform daily and down day assignments as scheduled by supervision as well as all other related assignments including assisting and training of other associates as required by Supervision.
* Job duties are not limited to the above

What Does A Janitor Do At Caravan Facilities Management

* Other duties may be assigned.
* Cleans and polishes lighting fixtures, marble surfaces, metal workings and trim.
* Cleans rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, corridors, elevators, stairways, and locker rooms and other work areas.
* Responsible for deep cleaning restrooms and breakrooms.
* Sweeps, scrubs, waxes, and polishes floor.
* Potential operation of floor care equipment.
* Cleans rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies.
* Steam-clean or shampoo carpets if necessary.
* Dusts furniture and equipment including high-low dusting.
* Washes walls, ceiling, and woodwork as well as windows, door panels, and sills.
* Empties wastebaskets, and empties and cleans other waste receptacles.
* Assists in large trash removal based on facility and transports trash and waste to disposal area.
* Replenishes bathroom supplies.
* Aids in minor maintenance duties such as replacing light bulbs, repairs, etc.
* Provides exterior maintenance as needed i.e. grass cutting, snow removal, de-icing, minor landscaping.
* Transports small equipment or tools between departments.
* Provides set up and breakdown of events such as tables and chairs or office furniture.
* Move heavy furniture, equipment, and supplies, either manually or by using hand trucks.
* Mix water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.
* Dispose of materials based on hazard requirements.
* Respond to spills or facility damage timely to avoid operational down time.
* Monitor building security and safety by performing such tasks as locking doors after operating hours and checking electrical appliance use to ensure that hazards are not created.
* Notify managers concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems.
* Follow all quality standards and processes

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How To Become A Janitor

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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Real Janitor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Supervisor of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers Unicpro Inc. Shrewsbury, MA Jan 14, 2016 $50,294
Janitorial Worker Gemini Building Systems, LLC Wilmington, DE Jan 14, 2016 $34,861
Supervisor of Janitorial Workers DTK Inc. Houston, TX Sep 06, 2016 $34,400
Janitor Mavis Tire Supply Corp. NY Apr 08, 2016 $32,885
Janitors Nantucket Island Management, LLC Nantucket, MA Apr 01, 2015 $30,074
Janitors Crown & Anchor, LLC Provincetown, MA Mar 15, 2015 $29,802
Janitors Crown & Anchor, LLC Provincetown, MA May 08, 2015 $29,802
Janitor DJ Green Inc. Severna Park, MD Oct 13, 2016 $28,808
Janitors and Cleaners LBI Recreational Center, Inc. Beach Haven, NJ Apr 13, 2015 $27,987
Janitor New Gen Technologies & Management Inc. ME May 01, 2015 $27,361
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Top Skills for A Janitor


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Top Janitor Skills

  1. Building Floors
  2. Window Sills
  3. Bathroom Fixtures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming.
  • Hand dust and clean all office furnishings, files, fixtures, paneling, window sills and all other flat surfaces.
  • Wiped and disinfected bathroom fixtures, swept and mopped, dusted, vacuumed, etc.
  • Dust furniture and scrub surfaces, I also clean and service restrooms with mops and disinfectants.
  • General cleaning/janitorial duties for commercial office buildings.

Top Janitor Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire a Janitor

  1. Gca Services Group Of Texas LP
  2. ABM Industries
  3. ABM Facility Solutions Group, LLC
  4. ABM Janitorial Services - Northern California
  5. Jani-King
  6. LA Fitness
  7. Walmart
  8. Service Master
  9. Kimco Services
  10. Diversified Maintenance Systems
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