Caretakers look after buildings like schools, community centres and flats, keeping them secure, clean and well-maintained.

Janitor Job Description Template

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


  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Operates wet/dry vacuum for cleaning and shampooing carpeted areas;
  • Stock and maintain supply rooms;
  • Wipe down walls and railings;
  • Taking out the trash and rinsing garbage cans;
  • Maintains appliances and plumbing;
  • Blows leaves from parkways;
  • Reports maintenance problems or any noticeable damage or needed repairs to Manager or maintenance personnel;
  • Reporting kitchen accidents or violations of food safety codes and procedures;
  • Complete occasional errands near office including but not limited to trips to the post office, grocery, etc;
  • Provides general administrative and clerical assistance;
  • Supervise employees at multiple customer accounts;
  • Perform deep cleaning tasks and special projects (for example: mattress flipping, furniture moves, etc.), as needed;
  • Maintains appropriate hygiene and uniform;
  • Clean common areas.


  • Ability to handle heavy equipment and machinery as needed;
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and produce quality work within pre-set time frames;
  • Ability to work effectively with supervisors and co-workers;
  • Must maintain a neat appearance. A uniform is required at some worksites;
  • Must be punctual;
  • Must attend periodic training and safety meetings;
  • 3 months prior janitorial work duties;
  • Assertive and resourceful; motivated; willing to ask questions and take initiative without direction;
  • HS Diploma or equivalent;
  • Comply with the Residents’ Rights and Facility Policies and Procedures;
  • Perform Essential Duties as outlined above;
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adapt to an ever-changing work environment;
  • Minimum 18 years of age/19 in Idaho and 19 in Alaska if selling tobacco;
  • 1-2 years prior facilities/ Janitorial related experience;
  • Ability to pass drug test.