General Cleaner

Seminole Towne Center

Positions Available:

General Cleaner Skills, Qualifications and Responsibilities

Successful general cleaners take pride in their work. They see their efforts as important to their employer as well as clients they serve. It helps to have a strong stomach – being around trash, bathrooms, and the like is often unpleasant. Other important skills for aspiring general cleaners to possess include:

  • Trustworthiness – with access to many rooms, stores, desks, and other areas (and often at times when others aren’t around), general cleaners must be honest
  • Attention to detail – fully examining what you’re doing ensures spots aren’t missed and every area receives proper treatment
  • Teamwork – tasks are sometimes performed with others, so good collaboration builds morale and boosts productivity
  • Time management – general cleaners must maintain an awareness of what needs to be done and when
  • Ability to take direction – listening to instructions from a manager or supervisor and following them exactly is important to meet expectations
  • Physical stamina – cleaning involves bending, lifting, and spending long periods of time on one’s feet; stamina, fitness, and a good pair of shoes aid in job performance
  • Industry knowledge – general cleaners need to know how to use chemicals, mops, brooms, floor machines, and other tools; they also must choose the appropriate cleaning product for the situation and take safety into account, such as wearing gloves around chemicals or cracking a window for ventilation

Responsibilities (but are not limited to the following):

  • Follow instructions and direction given by manager/ supervisor
  • Follow work routines and schedules
  • Clean, stock and supply designated facility areas (dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, doors, windows and walls, restroom cleaning, trash removal, etc)
  • Carry out heavy cleaning tasks and special projects
  • Notify management of occurring deficiencies or needs for repairs
  • Make adjustments and minor repairs
  • Use, operate and maintain all equipment and tools as instructed and safely
  • Clean, stock and maintain supply and storage rooms
  • Cooperate with the rest of the staff and co-workers
  • Follow all health and safety regulations

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Proven working experience as a general cleaner (minimum 1 year)
  • Ability to handle heavy equipment and machinery
  • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals and supplies
  • Familiarity with Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Ability to remove trash
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Lift and carry 20 pounds
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Must work weekends
  • Must work holidays
  • High school degree (GED)