Maids and Housekeepers
On the Job
Maids and Housekeepers perform light cleaning duties, such as making beds, replenishing linens, dusting, or vacuuming. They may work in private homes, hotels, or hospitals.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Clean building walls or flooring.
- Clean equipment or supplies.
- Clean facilities or sites.
- Clean furniture or fixtures.
- Dispose of trash or waste materials.
- Move furniture.
- Remove debris from work sites.
- Decorate indoor or outdoor spaces.
- Select equipment, materials, or supplies for cleaning or maintenance activities.
- Instruct staff in work policies or procedures.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Working with a group or team.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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