Custodian Job Description

Custodian Job Description

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Custodian provides lead work direction to Facilities Management’s custodial staff to ensure the daily cleaning tasks are successfully completed and resolve service requests.

Custodian Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective custodian job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included custodian job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Move heavy furniture, equipment, and supplies manually or with hand cart
Restock consumables and supplies throughout the facility
Perform minor repairs, including changing light bulbs, clearing clogged drains and toilets, maintaining custodial equipment, and reporting repairs and safety hazards to supervisor
Ensures a clean, neat and orderly work areas, cleans and maintains supplies, tools and equipment to ensure compliance with safety regulations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) AND Safety Data Sheet (SDS) standards
Order, and maintain maintenance par level of supplies
Operates and maintains a low pressure heating plant and all other equipment, pumps, condensers, , in assigned areas
Maintain yard areas in a presentable, safe condition (including trimming shrubs and grass)
Prepares reports on heating plant as required
Reports to and updates supervisor when work/projects have been successfully completed
Knowledge of fire alarm systems, control panels and FDNY procedures

Custodian Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Custodian

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: MRPT, ISSA, WAV, BLS, AHA, DOT, TDG, WHMIS, OSHA, AED

Education for Custodian

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the custodian job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Collage Degree in Education, General Education, Business, Military, Graduate, Faculty, Economic Development, English, Leadership, Associate Degrees

Skills for Custodian

Desired skills for custodian include:

Methods and practices of custodial work
Subject matter
APS community
Computer system
Financial and legal requirements
Custodial equipment
Willing to learn
Cleaning products and procedures
Proper cleaning procedures

Desired experience for custodian includes:

Set up tables & chairs in meeting rooms, also moves office furniture, as directed
To climb ladders, scaffold or use a power man-lift to cleant lint, dust, oil, and grease from machinery, overhead pipes & conveyors, using brushes, air hoses, or steam cleaners
To clean & polish lighting fixtures and trim, re-lamp light fixtures in all areas
Perform ground maintenance including removal of snow from sidewalks, salting walkways, mowing small areas of grass, trimming shrubs, , at manufacturing site
Inspects assigned areas interior and exterior, and prepares building inspection sheets to report conditions, including necessary repairs
Oversees maintenance repairs performed by building trades or departmental mechanical staff within assigned areas

Custodian Examples


Custodian Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a custodian. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for custodian
  • Maintains yard areas in a presentable, safe condition (including trimming shrubs and grass)
  • Perform a wide variety of routine cleaning tasks including, vacuuming, mopping, dusting, cleaning sinks/toilets, tables and countertops debris on the warehouse floor and company grounds
  • Gathers and disposes of trash
  • Vacuum, steam-clean, or shampoo carpets
  • Notify Supervisor or Leads concerning the need for major repairs
  • Clean and restore building interiors damaged by coffee stains, dust, fingerprint or water, using commercial cleaning equipment
  • Follow procedures for the safe and effective use of chemical cleaners and power equipment, in order to prevent damage to floors and fixtures
  • Assist other maintenance sections with personnel and equipment for special projects or during emergency periods
  • Escort un-badged or subcontract personnel while they perform other functions in the compound
  • Maintain a “line-of-sight” of all individuals being escorted
Qualifications for custodian
  • Assist with ensuring site facilities are secure and in accordance with Compound security requirements and assist security operations personnel with facility security alarm inspections and key/lock control, if requested
  • Direct the un-cleared individual(s), during an emergency, to the proper assembly area based on the Compound’s emergency action plan
  • Will not leave the un-cleared individual that is being escorted until the Escort has either been relieved by another Escort or by an individual that understands all the responsibilities of being an Escort
  • Preparation and setting of meeting/conference rooms for meetings, events, Councillor Surgeries and other specified areas
  • Service functions and meetings in booked rooms, assisting and directing visitors in a professional and courteous manner
  • Assist in providing security cover during evening and weekend meetings

Custodian Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of custodian. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for custodian
  • Ensuring all building alarm systems are in full working order including fire, intruder and panic alarms
  • General building maintenance ranging from basic carpentry and plumbing to minor electrical or painting and decoration
  • Perform general custodial duties, including emptying wastebaskets
  • Follow chemical usage directions and departmental procedures to clean, sanitize and maintain work areas to company standards
  • Adherence to proper use of chemical cleaning agents and equipment
  • Operate equipment such as vacuums, extractors, scrubbers, power washers, blowers, and small hand tools
  • Follow proper procedures in handling hazardous materials
  • Communicate with building users while performing custodial work and providing customer service
  • Perform general labor tasks, such as snow removal, exterior clean up, or other cleaning projects
  • Provide support for events, including setting up tables and chairs, assisting in moving equipment, setting up and taking down furniture and equipment
Qualifications for custodian
  • Must be able to understand oral & written communications in English
  • Ability to follow and complete a daily schedule and monitor work results
  • Ability to work harmoniously with other members of the Custodial Services team to ensure that all custodial needs are met
  • Valid Idaho drivers license is preferred
  • Knowledge of custodial, janitorial or housekeeping practices
  • Required to work swing shift

Custodian Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a custodian. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for custodian
  • Ensure all buildings are ready for unscheduled inspections and customer visits
  • Replace light bulbs as necessary
  • Clear outside entries and walkways of debris, including sand and trash.Ensure walkways are safe for pedestrians
  • Regularly inspect walls, ceilings, rugs and flooring for marks, cracks or other damage.Report areas requiring maintenance to Sr
  • Performs routine custodial tasks per established schedules and housekeeping standards
  • Performs related duties as part of a project team
  • Ensure the highest possible standards of guest service, presentation and health and safety
  • Maintain, within assigned area on Post, a high standard of cleanliness through daily cleaning and disinfecting all assigned restrooms, to include weekly scrubbing with mechanical and manual equipment
  • Remove trash and debris from all assigned areas, frequently lift up to 50 lbs and occasionally move heavy furniture
  • Ensure all assigned floors are kept clean and free of debris
Qualifications for custodian
  • Ability to learn, understand, and adhere to cleanroom protocol standards
  • Work history reflecting reliablity and dependability
  • Must secure storage areas
  • Ability to understand, remember and apply oral and/or written instructions
  • Ability to understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines
  • Perform other duties and assignments as directed by management such as event preparation and support, inclement weather support and special project teams

Custodian Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a custodian. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for custodian
  • Under close supervision, performs dusting, sweeping, and general cleaning of assigned areas inside and outside of the facility
  • Operates equipment as necessary such as trash compactor, bailer, floor scrubber, forklift, and cherry picker
  • Operates equipment safely and efficiently and according to the proper procedures
  • May perform minor maintenance such as painting, replace lower level light bulbs, ceiling tiles
  • Performs other warehouse functions as required by facility
  • Collect and remove all trash from offices, conference rooms, cubicles, desks, restrooms, and lunchrooms
  • Replace can liners as needed
  • Operate floor scrubber throughout the DC
  • Remove cardboard throughout the facility
  • Operate cardboard compactor
Qualifications for custodian
  • Effective verbal communications are essential with local employees
  • Learns to operate material handling equipment
  • Attention to detail to ensure accurate completion of assignments and integrity of SOP’s
  • Must be reliable, responsible, and dependable to fulfill obligations
  • Familiarity with general warehouse operations is preferred
  • Clear empty pallet locations and Bin returns

Custodian Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a custodian. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for custodian
  • Maintains environmental services closet, supplies, cart, and equipment in a clean and orderly manner
  • Stock bathroom supplies
  • Knowledgeable with all safety procedures and practices safe operation at all times Positive attitude
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of the campus
  • Secures areas with spills/debris until cleanup can be completed
  • Sweeps and mops floors Vacuums carpet
  • Cleans windows and glass counters
  • Dusts store displays and fixtures
  • Performs general maintenance repairs
  • Stocks restrooms and break room
Qualifications for custodian
  • Housekeeping/Custodial experience in a residential setting preferred
  • Stocks baby changing stations
  • Removes litter around the store and parking lot
  • Gathers shopping carts from parking lot
  • May require the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and may require lifting above shoulders
  • May require a valid California driver's license with a good driving record verified by the DMV

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