What does a Janitor do?
Janitors keep buildings such as schools, office spaces, hospitals, retail stores, and residential buildings clean and in good condition. Their primary responsibility is as a cleaner, but in many cases janitors also perform security and maintenance tasks. While most janitors work indoors, some work outdoors part of the time, for example removing snow or sweeping walkways.
A formal education is not required. Most janitors hold a high school degree. The work can be physically demanding and many janitors work evening hours because office buildings and schools are typically cleaned when they are empty.
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“I was a janitor but worked a job as a chef/caterer also which was very stressful and unpleasant.”
“Not something I cared to defend since it was such low pay and I needed to quit anyways.”
“I really see them as a family and definately have formed great friendships in my time at Stations.”
“Amazon is the best place to learn best practices in software development and also find your career path.”
“I don't have to work long hours but I still get paid a decent amount.”
“Fun and money is good and tips”
“It was clean and nice to work”
“Good place to work and good for bakery lovers”
Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a janitor
When working as a janitor, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Positive Attitude, Strong WORK Ethic, English Language, Computer Literate and Windows.
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The most common qualifications to become a janitor is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.