Janitors keep office buildings, schools, hospitals, retail stores, hotels, and other places clean, sanitary, and in good condition. Some do only cleaning, while others have a variety of duties. In addition to keeping the inside of buildings clean and orderly, some janitors work outdoors, mowing lawns, sweeping walkways, or shovelling snow. Some janitors may also monitor the heating and cooling systems, ensuring that they function properly.

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Work Environment

Janitors often work at odd times of the day (before and after official close of work hours) and on weekends. Sometimes it could be physically demanding, especially when the Janitor is not using suitable work equipments for cleaning or mowing. Janitors are often employed as Contract staff in most Organizations, other times they work as a Permanent Staff for companies that offer cleaning services to different Organizations.

General and Personal Skills Required

Average Salary

Cost of Training

Recommended Level of Education

Secondary School

Professional Skills / Tools Required

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