Career Description

Janitors keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. They perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. They may repair furnace and boiler, perform routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs, and cleaning snow or debris from sidewalk.

Academic Requirements

Janitorial positions usually require only a high school diploma, basic math skills and the ability to follow instructions. Most employers provide on-the-job training.

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