A maid is often referred to as a housekeeper, and this position can be found in organizations across the world, including cleaning in homes, hotels, and businesses. This person is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of an interior environment. A maid will typically work daytime hours, but some will work extended hours depending on their employer. Many positions are also part-time. No formal education is required to be a maid, but experience is always beneficial. This person can work independently or as part of a team of other maids.
A maid will have many duties, dependent on their organization or the environment. These include general cleaning duties such as dish washing, vacuuming, sweeping, clothes laundering, cleaning surfaces, dusting surfaces, using a variety of chemicals and disinfectants, operating light machinery, cleaning toilets, replacing bed linens, emptying wastebaskets, throwing away old materials, cleaning windows, cleaning upholstery, wiping appliances, stocking kitchens, moping and waxing floors, cleaning baseboards, disinfecting equipment, carrying heavy objects, stocking supplies, maintaining inventory, polishing accessories, sorting materials, maintaining equipment, requesting repair services, hanging drapery, organizing closets and cabinets, stocking supplies, maintaining professional appearance, following a detailed work list, and other activities designated by the organization.
This position generally requires somebody who is physically fit, as many laborious tasks are involved, including standing for long periods of time, kneeling, lifting, crouching, and bending. A maid should possess expert communication skills, have an internal desire to keep the environment clean and tidy, and take pride in their work.
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.