Caretakers help maintain a company's building and/or grounds, ensuring a safe, clean, and pleasing environment for workers and clients. They perform a variety of tasks, such as removing trash, performing seasonal maintenance, gardening, and handling "touch-ups" to property. The caretaker is often also responsible for maintaining proper inventory levels for needed supplies, ensuring they are replenished as needed. They typically operate a variety of tools, equipment, and vehicles to help maintain properties. In all tasks, caretakers must adhere to relevant company standards and procedures. The physical demands of this position vary, but lifting and moving objects of a variety of sizes may be required in the course of the day. Depending on the position, the caretaker may be exposed to different weather conditions, which may mean working in extreme heat, cold, and other inclement weather. Standing and moving for long periods of time are often needed.
Often, caretaker positions require a high school diploma or equivalent. Experience in a similar position may be preferred. Caretakers must pay attention to detail, have a strong work ethic, and be able to work independently. Good communication skills are needed to deal with customers, co-workers, and supervisors. The ability to accept and incorporate constructive criticism into work is an asset as well.
Clean individual units when vacated or requested.
Sweep, mop, wash, dust and vacuum designated areas.
Clean sidewalks, including sweeping, raking leaves and shoveling snow.
Seal, wax, and buff floors and hard surfaces.
Assist painters and security engineers when assigned.