A janitor is an often underappreciated but crucial role in almost any environment. Your role is to maintain a clean working environment, provide supplies that are needed, and ensure the operation of many of the inner workings of a building. He or she is responsible for both daily cleaning of hallways, rooms, bathrooms, and many other areas, in addition to handling any accidents that may occur throughout the day.
You can work in any number of settings. Many custodian janitors are needed in schools, work offices, warehouses, and plants. Wherever you work, your duties and length of work will depend on the requirements. Most custodian janitor jobs operate early in the day, with coverage lasting the entire day. You are expected to have the building clean by the time most workers come in. Some duties expected in the morning are emptying all trashcans, ensuring the bathrooms clean, and making sure that floors are clean and vacuumed. Throughout the day you are simply expected to maintain cleanliness.
Requirements of this job are usually experiential. Not many places require you to have any particular degree, but a high school diploma or the equivalent is preferred. However, experience is much more important. You will be either working alongside a team of custodian janitors, but many times you will be the sole janitor at any one location at any one time. Being a janitor is not the most glamorous position, but it is vital in any building. For someone who values a good day's work, it can be a perfect job.
Custodian Janitor Tasks
Clean assigned areas including furniture, telephones, fixtures, walls, windows, window sills, blinds and vents.
Sweep, mop, and vacuum all area floors, rest rooms and break areas.
Clean rest room facilities and replenish supplies.
Perform general cleaning, light floor care and special event set ups.
Collect and remove trash and recyclables.