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Become An Utility Porter

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Working As An Utility Porter

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

  • $18,783

    Average Salary

What Does An Utility Porter Do At Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

* _Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:_
* Performs heavy duty and/or non-routine and project cleaning, using various types of equipment, materials and techniques.
* Trash Detail ; Collect trash from casino, offices public spaces, restrooms, Health Club, Bowling Center, Fun Quest and outdoor trash receptacles continuously throughout shift.
* Transport trash to compacter area.
* Dispose of trash.
* Collect recyclable materials and take to appropriate bin.
* Wash and sanitize trash cart.
* Breakdown cartons and dispose of in bailer.
* Light Detail ; Change, dust, and/or replace dirty or burned-out lights and fixtures in all public areas.
* Keep records of replacement dates; monitor bulb inventory and maintain par level.
* Obtain bulbs from engineering warehouse.
* Respond to calls for clean up or assistance from other departments.
* Window Cleaning Detail ; Clean glass, mirrors, frames and tracks in public areas continuously throughout shift.
* Respond to calls for clean up or assistance from other departments.
* Equipment Repair Detail ; Repair and maintain 24, 36 and 125 volt equipment.
* Maintain records of work completed, inventories and equipment.
* Repair light fixtures; replace cords and plugs.
* Maintain inventory of supply parts and initiate requisitions for reordering.
* Clean, organize and maintain repair shop.
* Respond to calls for clean up or assistance from other departments.
* Moving/Storage Detail ; Remove, transport, store and/or replace furnishings from casino, offices, outlets, etc.
* Organize storerooms while adhering to fire and safety codes.
* Transport playing cards to and from loading dock.
* Outside Detail ; Maintain perimeter of building by sweeping, pressure washing and general pick up.
* Remove gum, stains, etc. from concrete.
* Clean exterior trash cans.
* Empty trash (tickets) in valet office.
* Clean outdoor statues.
* Sweep driveway under canopy in Porte Cochere.
* Report icy conditions.
* Remove snow and spread ice melt or sand on sidewalks and steps.
* Supply/Chemical Detail ; Collect and deliver supplies to utility rooms from PAH warehouse.
* Record deliveries made and write up requisitions for supplies to be ordered from warehouse.
* Receive and transport supplies from the receiving dock and deliver to PAH warehouse.
* Ensure all bottles and chemical containers are properly labeled and stored according to OSHA standards.
* Dispense chemicals and fill bottles.
* Sweep, mop and generally keep PAH warehouse neat and orderly.
* Floor/Shampoo Detail ; Shampoo all carpets (excluding ballrooms & meeting rooms) using various types of shampoo machines.
* Spot clean carpets and remove gum using appropriate chemicals and machinery.
* Strip, wax and buff a variety of interior and exterior floor surfaces using specialized equipment.
* Spot clean upholstery and clean public area furnishings.
* Move furniture and equipment as necessary to complete assigned tasks.
* Special Projects/Deep Cleaning/ On
* Call Detail ; Remove snow and spread ice melt or sand on steps and sidewalks.
* Clean chandeliers, ceiling ledges, airplanes and hot air balloons, canopies, banners, etc
* Respond to all calls for bio-hazard clean up and clean/disinfect area as required.
* Deep clean all areas requiring specialized cleaning equipment, techniques, or use of ladders over 3 feet.
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What Does An Utility Porter Do At Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

* _Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:_
* Believe and demonstrate through their work the GSR Vision and Mission Statement.
* Vision Statement:_**

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How To Become An Utility Porter

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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Utility Porter Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French


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Top Skills for An Utility Porter


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Top Utility Porter Skills

  1. WAX Floors
  2. Kitchen Equipment
  3. Public Restrooms
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Cleaned and shampooed carpets and floors Cleaned public restrooms Dusted lobby's and casino areas
  • Provided excellent 5 star customer service.
  • General Maintenance, clean bathrooms, slot machines, strip & wax floors.
  • Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition.
  • Move heavy furniture, equipment, or supplies, either manually or by using hand trucks.

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