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

Custodian Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Custodian to join our team.


  • Maintain routine upkeep of exterior areas;
  • ability to perform manual work requiring some physical strength and agility;
  • Maintaining outside grounds;
  • Walk, kneel, bend, stoop, and stand for up to 8 hours;
  • The ability to work well with people. The ability to have a pleasant disposition with all individuals involved in Salvation Army programs;
  • Clean and polish furniture and fixtures;
  • break rooms in the warehouse during production and fills all respective logs;
  • Clean sinks in break rooms and coffee stations with disinfectant;
  • Operate industrial vacuum cleaners to remove scraps, dirt, heavy debris and other refuse;
  • Clean grounds, sidewalks, etc. in fall and spring;
  • Regular and timely attendance;
  • Responsibilities;
  • Limited grounds maintenance such as weeding, watering, and maintaining outdoor furniture, etc. as required;
  • Restocks break rooms and restrooms with janitorial supplies;
  • Remove shipped material from delivery vehicles and move to designated storage area.


  • High School degree preferred;
  • Ability to prioritize work;
  • Reliable;
  • Sufficient understanding of reading, writing, and communicating in English;
  • Able to see well enough to identify cleaning needs and complete to acceptable standards;
  • Ability to work independently in addition to working as a member of a team;
  • Valid Washington State Drivers license with proof of auto insurance;
  • Light maintenance/repair experience;
  • Background check required;
  • Requires standing for extended periods;
  • Regularly requires carrying objects that are up to 50 lbs by hand;
  • Must be able to work closely and well with others in a team environment;
  • Basic Computer skills;
  • Previous working experience as a custodian/janitor will be a plus;
  • Speak and understand English.