What does a Senior Custodian do?

Custodians work to create a clean, orderly, and safe environment by performing a wide variety of cleaning and maintenance activities on buildings. They ultimately keep buildings clean, ranging from banks to schools and offices. While custodians mainly work inside, they also have duties that take place outside like sweeping walkways and mowing lawns.

Custodians must have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED). The best custodians are comfortable working independently, have repair and maintenance skills, and are service-oriented.

  • Maintain floors in a clean state by sweeping, scrubbing, mopping, and waxing them
  • Empty and clean trash receptacles and collect recycling
  • Clean, sanitize, and supply bathrooms
  • Clean and service custodial equipment as needed
  • Perform minor repairs on furniture, buildings, and equipment
  • Report any safety, sanitary, or fire hazards to the appropriate department
  • Lock and unlock windows, doors, and gates
  • Ensure grounds areas are clean and orderly
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • Previous custodial and grounds experience preferred
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Comfortable squatting, twisting, bending, and kneeling while using tools and performing maintenance tasks
  • Possess working knowledge of the methods, technique, and materials used in custodial work
  • Ability to climb ladders and work from heights
  • Familiar with operating, caring for, and storing custodial equipment and supplies
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

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Interstate Hotels & ResortsInterstate Hotels & Resorts
Night Porter
23 Jul 2019

“Communication is a negative as no one knows what needs done inter departmentally day to day.”

Weis MarketsWeis Markets
Custodian
27 Jul 2021

“Good wage and hours very short drive worked here before great store enjoyed working”

RCCM Cleaning Services
Janitorial
29 Nov 2020

“This is a very good job and a very generous and understanding boss.”

Diversified Maintenance SystemsDiversified Maintenance Systems
Janitorial
19 Jul 2019

“Good pay good The place was close to where I live”

AkimaAkima
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21 Apr 2021

“considered essential but not paid our worth especially if there's a chance of us catching it.”

Fort Bend County, TXFort Bend County, TX
Sanitarian
9 Apr 2021

“Job is fun and meet new people.”

City Utilities of SpringfieldCity Utilities of Springfield
Custodian
24 Apr 2021

“Great pay and be if it’s.”

All 1 ServiceAll 1 Service
Lead Custodian
28 Jun 2019

“I been here for almost 6 years and only got a 50 cent raise and it was because I fought for it.”

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