Housekeeper Job Description

Housekeeper Job Description

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Housekeeper provides daily cleaning for all of the operations including but not limited to: offices, public spaces, drinking fountains, kitchen, and restroom facilities.

Housekeeper Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform housekeeping and cleaning services
Maintains adequate levels of supplies and cleaning solutions
Maintaining the cleanliness of the interior of a property
Notifying management of areas that need repair or attention
To ensure the highest level of customer care is adhered to at all times
To undertake special cleans as requested by the Housekeeping Team Leader
To make sure you are aware of, and meet the legal and Company requirements for fire, safety, health and hygiene
Inform team leader in advance of any stock shortages in order to ensure a quick and efficient service
To ensure all back of house and front of house areas comply with company and statutory health and hygiene requirements
To clean all work areas during and after use and remove all waste to the appropriate area

Housekeeper Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Housekeeper

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: MRPT, HVAC, CPR, GED

Education for Housekeeper

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the housekeeper job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and University Degree in Education, General Education, Faculty, Supervision, Furniture, English, Letters, Guidance, Patient Care, Medical

Skills for Housekeeper

Desired skills for housekeeper include:

Respect for the rights
Dignity and individuality of each resident in all interactions
Cleaning chemicals
General cleaning concepts
General janitorial work
Safety measures when using various cleaning chemicals
Ability to quickly learn and retain
Sanitation and safety practices
Cleaning supplies and products
Proper handling procedures of regulated medical and solid waste

Desired experience for housekeeper includes:

To receive stock, store and check for quality and quantity
To clean equipment, cleaning materials and re-stock daily
Gets daily assignments of units to clean then gathers the necessary supplies and takes them to each assigned unit
May complete checklist to verify that all aspects of an apartment are clean
Inspects an apartment after completion for any items overlooked
Cleans model apartments to ensure they are neat, clean and in excellent shape for prospective residents

Housekeeper Examples

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Housekeeper Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a housekeeper. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for housekeeper
  • Cleans public restrooms on the property as needed
  • May perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned
  • Clean offices including desks, tables, windows
  • Monitor and remove trash from the display area and offices
  • Keep paper dispensers filled
  • Purchase cleaning supplies
  • Periodic cleaning such as vacuuming, mopping and waxing/buffing floors
  • Clean lobbies, lounges, rest rooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, ramps, Prom areas, and patrol parking lot
  • Machine sweep, mop, scrub, wax, and polish floors
  • Dust furniture
Qualifications for housekeeper
  • Must be able to work lengthy periods of time while standing or walking
  • Light lifting is required
  • Must be able to work independently using discretion
  • 1 year of housekeeping experience is required
  • Able to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's
  • Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions
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Housekeeper Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a housekeeper. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for housekeeper
  • Empty wastebaskets and empty and clean ashtrays
  • Respond to calls for housekeeping problems (i.e., broken glass, spills, backups)
  • Ensure cleanliness of our beautiful guest rooms to enhance the guest experience
  • Sweep, mop scrub, dust and vacuum facilities
  • Clean, sanitize and maintain restrooms, break and lunch areas all administrative areas/offices and the production floor
  • Empty waste receptacles
  • Clean glass and mirrors
  • Check and refill all dispensers (paper and hygiene products, chemical goods)
  • Use proper safeguards to alert others of potential hazards (e.g., warning signs and safety cones)
  • Notify maintenance of need for repairs/maintenance, relamping, heating and ventilating issues
Qualifications for housekeeper
  • Must be able to maneuver up and down stairs and reach above shoulder level
  • Lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds
  • Must be, by date of hire, at least 18 years of age
  • Posses a positive attitude, professionalism and have the ability to work independently and follow directions
  • Ability to operate commercial cleaning equipment
  • At least one year cumulative experience
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Housekeeper Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of housekeeper. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for housekeeper
  • Wax floors
  • Other miscellaneous janitorial and housekeeping tasks, as needed
  • Clean plant and office areas including restrooms and plant offices
  • Clean cafeteria
  • Maintain restroom supplies
  • Work from task list
  • First shift (AM Shift) arrives two hours before breakfast and will clean lode, restock and set up all coffee in cafe for guests before breakfast
  • AM and 2nd Shift will clean rooms and all common areas
  • Clean and restock guest rooms
  • Clean and restock Conference Center when lunch bell rings
Qualifications for housekeeper
  • This position is a 1st shift position, Monday- Friday
  • Prior commercial housekeeping experience, is preferred
  • Must have a minimum of 1-year successful experience in a custodial or labor position for an office and/or residential facility - Must be able to lift and carry fifty pounds - Prior overseas experience is highly desirable - Must be a High School graduate - Must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend English - Must be able to obtain a favorable MRPT as required by the position
  • Remove all garbage and recycling daily
  • Total cleaning of guest rooms and common areas on Thursday and Sunday (Changeover Days)
  • Clean golf clubs, golf club room, gazebo and pro-shop
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Housekeeper Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of housekeeper. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for housekeeper
  • Maintain equipment in good working order and store equipment properly
  • Replenish linen and other supplies, , paper towels, trash bags, toilet tissue, , in assigned area
  • Clean buildings, offices, and restrooms by sweeping, dusting, mopping, scrubbing, and vacuuming
  • Report any maintenance or safety items encountered during the course of scheduled work
  • Work with other staff to assist in the coordination of work assignments and to complete tasks and duties as described by the Housekeeping Manager
  • Sweep, mop, and vacuum all common area floors, restrooms and break areas
  • Maintains common area floors including, washing hard surface flooring, vacuuming carpets and rugs, washing carpets and rugs, cleaning tile grout
  • Empty all bathroom trash receptacles and transport trash to disposal area
  • Maintains cleaning supplies and equipment used to perform jobs
  • Perform errands on behalf of President including dry cleaning, purchasing supplies, bringing small itemsin for cleaning or repair
Qualifications for housekeeper
  • Flexible schedule, must be able to work weekends, work schedule may include holidays
  • Housekeeper Experience
  • Minimum one year experience in similar position required, 2-3 years preferred
  • 1 year EVS/housekeeping experience in a hospital or healthcare setting preferred
  • Incumbents must be knowledgeable and skilled in the safe use and maintenance of cleaning fluids and tools
  • Must be willing to perform routine, repetitive tasks on a continual basis
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Housekeeper Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a housekeeper. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for housekeeper
  • Manage and coordinate required routine maintenance of residence with Physical Plant
  • Assist in preparing the house for events and houseguests
  • Maintain outdoor living spaces
  • Care for plants (routinely water, fertilize and dust) inside and outside the home as directed
  • Cleans office, clubhouse, public access areas, and models as directed
  • Cleans model homes and rentals to prepare for new residents
  • Keeps models and common areas clean and maintain them to ELS standards
  • Monitors and reports on the inventory of cleaning supplies
  • Provides assistance to the maintenance staff and other staff members as needed
  • Reports any maintenance concerns for repairs in common areas, vacant/model homes to Resort Manager/Maintenance Supervisor
Qualifications for housekeeper
  • Experience as a housekeeper in a hospital
  • Must bend/lift/push/pull up to 30+ lbs
  • Good Job Stability & excellent customer service skills
  • Maintains open communication with Resort Manager and Maintenance Supervisor
  • Assists with clean-up at community sponsored resident activities and functions
  • Works closely with management and maintenance staff in developing a team that effectively represents the quality and professionalism of ELS, through the use of professional

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