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Job Title: Cleaner 

Job Description:

Cleaners play a vital role in maintaining cleanliness, hygiene, and overall cleanliness standards in various settings such as offices, hotels, hospitals, schools, and residential buildings. They are responsible for ensuring a safe and sanitary environment for occupants and visitors. The specific duties and responsibilities of a cleaner may vary depending on the work setting, but generally include:

General Cleaning: Performing routine cleaning tasks such as dusting, sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming floors, carpets, and rugs. Wiping and disinfecting surfaces, including desks, tables, countertops, and fixtures. Emptying trash receptacles and replacing garbage bags.

Restroom Maintenance: Cleaning and sanitizing restrooms, including toilets, sinks, mirrors, and floors. Restocking restroom supplies such as toilet paper, hand soap, and paper towels. Ensuring a clean and fresh-smelling environment.

Surface Disinfection: Using appropriate cleaning agents and disinfectants to kill germs and prevent the spread of infections. Paying special attention to high-touch areas such as doorknobs, light switches, handrails, and elevator buttons.

Floor Care: Sweeping, mopping, and polishing hard floors using the appropriate cleaning solutions and equipment. Vacuuming and shampooing carpets and rugs to remove dirt and stains. Periodically waxing and buffing floors to maintain their appearance.

Window and Glass Cleaning: Cleaning windows, glass partitions, and mirrors to ensure they are streak-free and spotless. Removing fingerprints, smudges, and other marks for a clear and polished finish.

Waste Management: Properly disposing of waste and recyclable materials following established protocols and regulations. Sorting and separating different types of waste for recycling purposes.

Inventory Control: Monitoring and maintaining cleaning supplies, equipment, and tools. Notifying the supervisor or manager when supplies are running low or equipment needs repair or replacement.

Adherence to Safety Standards: Following all safety protocols and procedures to prevent accidents, injuries, and exposure to hazardous materials. Using personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, such as gloves and safety goggles.

Reporting Maintenance Issues: Notifying the supervisor or appropriate personnel about any maintenance or repair needs observed during cleaning duties. Reporting any safety hazards or potential risks.

Special Cleaning Projects: Assisting with deep cleaning tasks, seasonal cleaning, or other special projects as assigned. This may include cleaning upholstery, curtains, or light fixtures, or performing thorough cleaning in specific areas.

Qualifications:

  • No formal education requirements, although a high school diploma or equivalent may be preferred in some settings.

  • Prior experience in cleaning or housekeeping is beneficial.

  • Knowledge of cleaning techniques, products, and equipment.

  • Familiarity with safety protocols and proper handling of cleaning chemicals.

  • Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing cleaning tasks.

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

  • Physical stamina and the ability to perform repetitive tasks.

  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Flexibility to work varied shifts, including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Note: The specific responsibilities and requirements for a cleaner may vary depending on the employer, work environment, and industry. Some positions may require additional tasks or specialized cleaning knowledge.
 

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