2017 Janitors and Building Cleaners
Median Pay: US$23,440
Entry Level: No formal educational credential
Summary
Janitors and building cleaners keep many types of buildings clean, orderly, and in good condition.
Duties

Janitors and building cleaners typically do the following:

  • Gather and empty trash
  • Sweep, mop, or vacuum building floors
  • Clean restrooms and stock them with supplies
  • Lock doors to secure buildings
  • Clean spills and other hazards with appropriate equipment
  • Wash windows, walls, and glass
  • Order cleaning supplies
  • Make minor building repairs
  • Notify managers when a building needs major repairs

Janitors and building cleaners keep office buildings, schools, hospitals, retail stores, hotels, and other places clean, sanitary, and in good condition. Some only clean, while others have a wide range of duties.

In addition to keeping the inside of buildings clean and orderly, some janitors and building cleaners work outdoors, mowing lawns, sweeping walkways, and removing snow. Some workers also monitor the building's heating and cooling system, ensuring that it functions properly.

Janitors and building cleaners use many tools and equipment. Simple cleaning tools may include mops, brooms, rakes, and shovels. Other tools may include snowblowers, floor buffers, and carpet extraction equipment.

Some janitors are responsible for repairing minor electrical or plumbing problems, such as leaky faucets.

The following are examples of types of janitors and building cleaners:

Building superintendents are responsible for maintaining residential buildings, such as apartments and condominiums. Although their duties are similar to those of other janitors, some building superintendents also help collect rent and show vacancies to potential tenants.

Custodians are janitors or cleaning workers who typically maintain institutional facilities, such as public schools and hospitals.

Facilities Specialist I

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
POSITION PURPOSEResponsible for the supply and maintenance functions for the Credit Union. Assists in maintaining and inspecting property, buildings, equipment, utilities, furnishings, and grounds. Performs minor preventative maintenance and repairs, and supervises, directs, and assists outside...
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Facilities Assistant (Part-Time)

Type: Part Time
AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts is one of the foremost performing arts colleges in the country with campuses in Los Angeles and New York City. The school offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance Theatre and Performing Arts as well as two...
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Los Angeles, CA

Sanitation Worker

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Bates is one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.Founded by abolitionists in 1855, Bates has been coeducational and has welcomed students regardless of race and ethnicity since its founding. The college...
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Facilities Coordinator

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts is one of the foremost performing arts colleges in the country with campuses in Los Angeles and New York City. The school offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance Theatre and Performing Arts as well as two...
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Los Angeles, CA

EVS AIDE

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Environmental Services (EVS) Aide provides a clean and bacteriologically safe environment for patients, visitors and staff. Become a member of an excellent team that heals people, promotes health, and strengthens communities. Receives cleaning assignments and obtains cleaning materials and...
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Wausau, WI

Sales Representative - Grocery Segment (Pittsburgh/Cleveland)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Sales Representative for the Grocery segment will assist with new business targets, while maintaining and growing existing accounts. Markets may be in Grocery and Food Processing, paper and plastic disposable items, janitorial, and packaging supplies. Compensation package will include salary or...
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Leetsdale, PA

Laundry Aide - Legend Oaks of West Houston

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Laundry AideFull-timeDuties:Perform day-to-day laundry functions as assigned.Collect, sort, and weigh soiled laundry, linen, garments, etc. and place in appropriate containers or assigned areas. Laundry items may exceed 30 pounds.Fold, count, stack, hang, and distribute clean laundry, linen,...
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Laundry Aide - PRN - Legend Oaks West Houston

Type: Part Time
Laundry AideStatus: PRNDuties:Perform day-to-day laundry functions as assigned.Collect, sort, and weigh soiled laundry, linen, garments, etc. and place in appropriate containers or assigned areas. Laundry items may exceed 30 pounds.Fold, count, stack, hang, and distribute clean laundry, linen,...
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DAY SUPERVISOR

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job Description:This position will be directly responsible for theoverall operation and supervision of a janitorial staffat an assigned location.Essential DutiesAssign tasks to workers based on job requirements asspecified by the contract or special assignmentsrequested by the customer.Ensure...
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Menlo Park, CA

Housekeeper / Laundry Aide - Part Time - Warde Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

Type: Part Time
Description:Join our excellent team of professionals to help meet the medical, social and spiritual needs of the people we serve. Warde Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, in Windham, NH, is a 36-bed senior residential community and a 32-bed skilled nursing facility offering short and long-term care...
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Facility Technician

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Key Job ResponsibilitiesI. Assist VP of Engineering and Technology PlanningOperate, maintain and repair HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Lighting and Fire/Life Safety equipmentAdd, modify, delete AMAG card access and security system dataMove and reconfigure department furnishings and modular office...
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Sales Representative Redistribution

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Sales Rep is responsible for working in the business segment that delivers the best, most efficient solutions to support the growth and profitability of our business customers. The markets serviced by R3 include foodservice (serving restaurants, hotels and airlines), janitorial/sanitation,...
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Perth Amboy, NJ

Administrative Assistant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
SUMMARY: The Plant Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing efficient, general administrative and clerical support to the Plant Manager and other supervisors/line managers.JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:First point of contact for telephone and in-person enquiries.Assists with local...
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Seasonal State Worker - Facilities

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Work for IndianaGrow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the...
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Housekeeper - Part Time - St. Vincent de Paul Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

Type: Part Time
Description:Join our excellent team of professionals to help meet the medical, social and spiritual needs of the people we serve. St. Vincent de Paul Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, in Berlin, NH, is a 74-bed skilled nursing facility offering short and long-term care in a warm, supportive...
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School Psychologist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Educational Requirements : Graduate degree in School Psychology; Two years of experience in school setting; Appropriate State licensure. Gifted Education Endorsement preferred; Experience and Expertise with gifted and twice-exceptional students required.Job Summary: A School Psychologist will...
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Calvary Church Santa Fe Pastoral Intern

Type: Internship
General Job Description: To advance the mission of Calvary Church anywhere and anytime doing anything.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, but are not limited to:Be responsible for the overall pastoral care for the flock of Calvary Church Santa Fe (hereinafter referred to as...
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NIGHT SUPERVISOR

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job Description:ABM (NYSE: ABM) is a leading provider of facilitysolutions with revenues of approximately $5.1 billionand over 130,000 employees in 350+ offices throughoutthe United States and various international locations.ABM's comprehensive capabilities include electrical &lighting,...
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Menlo Park, CA

MOVE SUPERVISOR

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job Description:ABM (NYSE: ABM) is a leading provider of facilitysolutions with revenues of approximately $5.1 billionand over 130,000 employees in 350+ offices throughoutthe United States and various international locations.ABM's comprehensive capabilities include electrical &lighting,...
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Menlo Park, CA

Federal Work Study - Student Assistant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Federal Work Study Student Assistant will assist students by providing excellent direct student support, including positively impacting their academic success, enriching students' college experience, lessening the burden of overwhelming tasks, and enhancing their ability to obtain careers...
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