Cleaners are responsible for keeping their place of employment looking presentable for fellow employees and other visitors. They clean and maintain floors with sweeping, mopping, and buffing; they also clean walls, windows, and doors. Cleaners dispose of trash, vacuum floors, and clean spills.
Cleaners must also keep their eye out for dangerous materials or activities to security or management. While they do not function as security guards, proper reporting can help ensure a safe workplace. A cleaner should not attempt to move anything extremely hazardous; they should, instead, report hazardous material to their supervisor or another designated authority.
A high school diploma or GED is required for a cleaner's position, and experience working as a cleaner is preferred. Cleaners must be diligent, have attention to detail, and be friendly to other employees in the company.
- Clean off all finger marks and smudges from vertical surfaces.
- Vacuum all rugs and carpeted in designated areas.
- Hand dust and wipe clean all furniture, fixtures, paneling and window sills.
- Empty and clean all waste receptacles and remove waste.
- Sweep or dust mop floors.