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Custodian Job Description Template

What Does a Custodian Do?

Custodians, also commonly known as janitors, maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of campuses, offices, dormitories, and other areas. They secure and keep a record of all cleaning agents, materials, and equipment. They work with the custodial team to ensure tidy, functional, and safe facilities.

Custodian Job Overview

In the custodian role, you will be responsible for the day-to-day upkeep of all assigned areas. You will sweep and mop the floors and stairs, dust the furniture and walls, vacuum the carpets, and sanitize the bathrooms. You will report any issues such as broken lights, windows, chairs, and floors. Success in this role will be demonstrated by carrying out spotless cleaning and sanitary services, helping maintain classrooms, work stations, and rooms suitable for learning, work, and rest, respectively. 

Custodian Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Keeps areas neat and free from pests
  • Empties trash bins and disposes waste properly
  • Waxes and brushes floors with heavy-duty machines
  • Washes interior and exterior windows
  • Applies strong chemicals to remove tough stains
  • Performs garden upkeep
  • Does minor repair and painting work

Custodian Job Requirements

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience required
  • Able to lift, carry, and push heavy materials
  • Fit enough to walk, bend, and stand for an extended period
  • Knowledge of different cleaning materials and equipment
  • Basic communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • High school diploma or equivalent


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