Janitors and custodians play an important role in keeping our schools and workplaces clean, safe, and functional. But what does a janitor really do? The work of a janitor involves cleaning and maintaining buildings such as schools, hospitals, and office buildings. Janitors typically work during the night or early morning hours when the building is empty. The job of a janitor is important because it helps to keep the facility clean and safe for occupants.
Janitors typically use various cleaning supplies and equipment, including mops, vacuum cleaners, and floor buffers. They may also be responsible for other tasks, such as emptying trash cans, sweeping sidewalks, and mopping floors. In larger buildings, janitors may also have to operate elevators or perform light maintenance tasks.
What are the Qualifications for a Janitor?
There are a few qualifications that are necessary for the job of janitor. One is a high school diploma or equivalent. Another is reading and writing English well enough to follow instructions and perform basic math. Some experience with cleaning supplies and equipment is also helpful. Janitors must also be able to lift 50 pounds and do so without injuring themselves.
How to Become a Janitor?
To become a janitor, you must complete the following steps:
- You will need to obtain a high school diploma or equivalent.
- You will need to complete on-the-job training, typically lasting for several weeks.
- To be considered for this job, you must possess a valid driver’s license and pass a background check.
What is the Job Outlook for a Janitor?
The job outlook for a janitor is very good. Over the next ten years, janitorial services demand will grow by 11%, faster than the average for all occupations. This growth will result in the creation of approximately 1.2 million new janitorial jobs across the country.
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Are you interested in joining our team? We are always looking for talented and ambitious individuals. Cleanliness and safety are your primary responsibilities as a Janitor. This demanding but rewarding position requires attention to detail and a commitment to excellence. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and cover letter
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