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Custodian

We are looking for a custodian to overlook the cleanliness of our work to make the environment clean and tidy. A clean work environment reflects positively on the organization and motivates the employees to work better and experience a better work life. Your contribution will directly impact the organization’s reputation and work culture.


Facilities Industry

The facilities department is an integral part of the administrative field. It takes charge of activities like keeping spaces and infrastructure in proper operating condition and prevention of equipment failure.


What to expect from the role

  • Hands-on experience in overseeing the maintenance of spaces, appliances, and equipment.
  • Learning how to organize, multitask and manage time.
  • Learn on the job regarding the best practices in cleaning, maintenance, and management tasks.
  • Exposure to the facilities department and its various responsibilities.


Responsibilities

  • Oversee that the facilities in our workplace are maintained well.
  • Ensure that the environment is clean and tidy.
  • Ensure that the previous day's garbage is cleared up for the next day.
  • To ensure the janitors and cleaners are working on time and regularly.
  • Maintain an inventory of all the cleaning equipment and regularly replenish.
  • Authorize regular security checks, health check-ups and sanitization routines such as pest control.
  • Ensure the plants are watered regularly.
  • Oversee that the place is appropriately shut down after hours and secure.
  • Take on significant damages and ensure they are repaired in time.


Requirements

  • Must have at least graduated high school.
  • Good sense of cleanliness and knowledge of best practices.
  • Knowledge of cleaning equipment, usage of chemicals and maintenance of the equipment.
  • Aware of safe disposal techniques.
  • Focussed with proper multitasking and time management skills.


Average Salary

Median Salary is $11.95 per hour

On average $27,066 per annum.

Source - payscale.com

Career Path

Custodian is an entry to an intermediate level job. It is the role responsible for overseeing that the facilities in our workplace are maintained well. It also includes tasks like responding to complaints, ensure damages are repaired, conducting regular check-ups and keeping an inventory of supplies. A minimum requirement for this job role is high school qualification.


Career Progression

With appropriate experience in this job role you can move on to other job roles in facilities:

  • Maintenance Director
  • Facilities Manager
  • Facilities Director


Sample Questions

Personal
  • Why did you choose a job in facilities?

  • Describe a regular day in your job.

  • How would you rate your sense of hygiene?

Human Resources
  • Are you comfortable working late nights?

  • What makes you think you’d be a good fit with our company culture?

  • If you notice a fellow employee not following the rules of maintenance how do you handle that?

Management
  • How would you describe your leadership skills?

  • How would you prioritize work if you had multiple tasks to complete?

  • How would you rate your multitasking and time management skills?

Technical skills and knowledge
  • How would you ideally look into the documentation of inventory?

  • How do you stay up to date with the best practices, equipment, and products in your field of work?

  • How would you carry out check-ups and inspections? What would you look for?