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Most janitors and building cleaners learn on the job. Formal education is not required.Education
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.Training
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.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Laundry Worker||Airport Laundromat, Inc.||West Tisbury, MA||Jan 01, 1970||$30,742|
|Laundry Workers||Holdgates Island Laundry, Inc.||MA||Apr 24, 2014||$27,987|
|Laundry Worker||Holdgates Island Laundry, Inc.||MA||May 29, 2014||$27,987|
|Laundry Workers||Holdgates Island Laundry, Inc.||MA||Apr 17, 2015||$27,632|
|Laundry Worker||Airport Laundromat, Inc.||West Tisbury, MA||May 01, 2015||$27,632|
|Laundry Worker||Flat Creek Development Corp.||Jackson, WY||May 01, 2015||$24,877|
|Laundry Worker||Flat Creek Development Corp.||Jackson, WY||Jan 01, 1970||$23,896|
|Laundry Worker||Hartman's Briney Breezes Motel Inc.||Montauk, NY||Jan 01, 1970||$23,854|
|Laundry Workers||Holdgates Island Laundry, Inc.||MA||Apr 25, 2013||$23,687|
|Laundry Workers||Holdgates Island Laundry, Inc.||MA||Jun 01, 2013||$23,687|
|Laundry Worker I||Holdgates Island Laundry, Inc.||MA||May 01, 2012||$23,625|
|Laundry Worker||Hartman's Briney Breezes Motel||NY||Mar 01, 2014||$23,374|
|Laundry Worker||White Sands Resort||NY||Apr 15, 2014||$23,374|
|Laundry Worker||Sole East LLC||Montauk, NY||Apr 01, 2015||$23,270|
|Laundry Worker||Sole East LLC||NY||Apr 01, 2014||$22,957|
|Laundry Worker||Gurney's Inn Resort & Spa Ltd||NY||Apr 01, 2014||$22,957|
|Laundry Worker||Highland Light Steam Laundry, Inc.||Peekskill, NY||Apr 29, 2008||$22,560|
|Laundry Worker||The Bayberry Group, Inc.||MI||Apr 01, 2014||$22,435|
|Laundry Workers||Witham Family Limited Partnership||ME||May 23, 2015||$22,414|
|Laundry Worker||MacKinaw Seasonal Resorts, Inc.||Mackinaw City, MI||Jan 01, 1970||$22,164|
|Laundry Workers||MacKinaw Seasonal Resorts, Inc.||Mackinaw City, MI||Jan 01, 1970||$22,122|
|Laundry Workers||Nantucket Island Management, LLC||MA||Apr 01, 2013||$19,952|
|Laundry Workers||Gasparilla Inn and Club||FL||Oct 01, 2013||$19,660|
|Laundry Worker I||Hill Enterprises LLC DBA Village Laundry||ND||Oct 15, 2012||$19,430|
|Laundry Worker||New Gen Technologies & Management||ME||Apr 15, 2013||$19,409|
|Laundry Worker||New Gen Techonolgies Management||ME||Apr 15, 2013||$19,409|
|Laundry Workers||The Inn at Hancock, LLC||Quincy, MA||Apr 21, 2009||$19,305 -
|Laundry Worker||Hilton, Inc.||FL||Mar 02, 2015||$19,054|
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