Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
On the Job
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors directly oversee the work of cleaning staff. They may work in hotels, hospitals, or other establishments.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Confer with coworkers to coordinate maintenance or cleaning activities.
- Plan employee work schedules.
- Supervise maintenance workers.
- Investigate work related complaints to determine corrective actions.
- Clean facilities or sites.
- Remove snow.
- Determine resource needs.
- Inspect buildings or grounds to determine condition.
- Inspect work to ensure standards are met.
- Select equipment, materials, or supplies for cleaning or maintenance activities.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
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