Day Porter (Custodial)

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JOB TITLEDay Porter Custodial (FLSA: Non-Exempt)
 
JOB OBJECTIVE: To assist the plant manager in ensuring the school building and grounds are clean and functioning in a manner that will promote a safe and attractive educational environment.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or relevant qualification required
  • 6-12 months’ porter experience
  • Must be reliable and professional
  • Prepared to execute all duties and responsibilities in a safe and timely manner
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Cleaning Duties for Classrooms (Including Portable Classrooms)
Daily (Five (5) days per week)
  1. Empty wastebaskets and replace liners
  2. Spot clean all windows
  3. Clean, sanitize and disinfect counters, desk tops and sinks etc.
  4. Dust mop all composition floors (with chemically treated dust mop)
  5. Spot mop composition floors with all-purpose cleaner
  6. Vacuum all carpets
  7. Spot clean carpet to remove all stains, spills, and soiled spots/carpet care carpeted areas to include shampooing
  8. Vacuum walk-off mats
  9. Empty pencil sharpeners and clean wall around pencil sharpener
  10. Check safety of ramps, steps and porch at portable classrooms. Report any unsafe conditions to Plant Manager/Plant Manager Supervisor
  11. Remove fingerprints from doors, frames, light switches, kick plates, handles and railings
  12. Coordination of duties with Plant Manager/Plant Manager Supervisor, and other Custodians as needed
  13. Notify Plant Manager/Plant Manager Supervisor of any dangerous or unsafe condition. 
  14. General Cleaning tasks such as dusting, mopping, sweeping, waxing floors and vacuuming.
  15. Refilling supplies, such as toilet paper, paper towels, soap, etc.
  16. Cleaning spills, broken glass and other messes up as quickly as possible.
  17. Taking out garbage, recycling, and other debris as needed.
B. Weekly
  1. Low dust all horizontal surfaces to hand height (70”)
  2. Damp clean baseboards
  3. Damp clean window ledges
  4. Spot clean desktops
  5. Vacuum chalk rails and/or damp wipe
  6. Clean all chalk and other instructional boards
  7. Must provide weekly buffing program for low traffic areas as needed
  8. Day porter to assist Plant Manager/Plant Manager Supervisor as needed
C. Monthly
  1. High dust above hand height horizontal surfaces, including shelves, ceilings, moldings, pipes, ducts, heating, outlet etc.
  2. Remove dust and cobwebs from ceiling areas and lights
  3. Day porter to assist Plant Manager/Plant Manager Supervisor as needed
  4. Spray buff composition floors
  5. Clean/dust all HVAC vents and grilles
D. Semi-Annually
  1. Clean entire surfaces of student’s desks and chairs
  2. Refinish all composition floors
  3. Clean carpet to remove all stains, spills, and soiled spots/carpet care on all carpeted areas to include shampooing, extraction, and timely drying of carpet
  4. Clean/dust all HVAC vents and grilles
II. Offices (Administration, Library, Gym, Cafeteria, etc.)
A. Daily (Five (5) days per week)
  1. Empty wastebasket and replace liners
  2. Dust furniture and fixtures, including desks, chairs, tables, lamps, etc.
  3. Dust interior window ledges
  4. Dust telephones
  5. Spot clean all windows and glass partitions to hand height
  6. Spot clean desktops
  7. Dust mop all composition floors (with chemically treated dust mop)
  8. Spot mop composition floors with all-purpose cleaners
  9. Vacuum carpet
  10. Spot clean carpet to remove all stains, spills and soiled spots
  11. Vacuum walk-off mats
  12. Remove fingerprints from doors, frames, light switches, and kick plates, and handles
  13. Notify Plant Manager/Plant Manager Supervisor of any dangerous or unsafe condition.
B. Weekly
  1. Low dust horizontal surfaces to hand height (70”)
  2. Damp clean baseboards
  3. Damp clean window ledges
  4. Spray buff composition floors
C. Monthly
  1. High dust above hand height horizontal surfaces, including shelves, ceilings, moldings, pipes, ducts, heating outlets, etc.
  2. Remove dust and cobwebs from ceiling areas
  3. Dust blinds
  4. All crevices must be wiped and cleaned with an approved method. (items such as paper towels will not be allowed)
  5. Clean/dust all HVAC vents and grilles
III. Teacher Work Area
A. Daily (Five (5) days per week)
  1. Empty wastebasket and replace liners (items not identified as trash will not be disposed) Dust furniture and fixtures, including desks, chairs, tables etc.
  2. Dust interior window ledges
  3. Dust telephones
  4. Spot clean all windows and glass partitions to hand height
  5. Damp clean counter tops
  6. Damp clean vending machines
  7. Dust mop all composition floors (with chemically treated dust mop) Spot mop composition floors with all-purpose cleaners
  8. Vacuum carpet
  9. Spot clean carpet to remove all stains, spills and soiled spots
  10. Vacuum walk-off mats
  11. Remove fingerprints from doors, frames, light switches, and kick plates, handles and railings
  12. Spray buff composition floors (minimum bi-weekly)
  13. Notify Plant Manager/Plant Manager Supervisor of any dangerous or unsafe conditions.
B. Weekly
  1. Low dust horizontal surfaces to hand height (70”)
  2. Damp clean baseboards
C. Monthly (To be performed the last week of each month)
  1. High dust above hand height horizontal surfaces, including shelves, ceilings, moldings, pipes, ducts, heating outlet etc.
  2. Clean carpet to remove all stains, spills, and soiled spots
  3. Dust cubicles, all crevices must be wiped and cleaned with an approved method. (items such as paper towels will not be allowed)
  4. Clean/dust all HVAC vents and grilles
D. Annually
  1. Damp clean all washable furniture
  2. Clean carpet to remove all stains, spills and soiled spots
IV. Library

A. Daily (Five (5) days per week)
  1. Empty wastebasket and replace liners
  2. Dust furniture and fixtures, including desks, chairs, tables, etc.
  3. Dust interior window ledges
  4. Spot clean all window and glass partitions to hand height
  5. Spot clean desktops
  6. Dust mop all composition floors (with chemically treated dust mop)
  7. Spot mop composition floors with all- purpose cleaners
  8. Vacuum carpet
  9. Spot clean carpet to remove all stains, spills and soiled spots/carpet care on carpeted areas to include shampooing
  10. Vacuum walk-off mats
  11. Remove fingerprints from doors, frames, light switches, kick plates, handle, and railings
  12. Notify Plant Manager/ Plant Manager Supervisor of any dangerous or unsafe condition.
B. Weekly
  1. Replace all plastic liners in waste receptacles
  2. Low dust horizontal surfaces to hand height (70”)
  3. Dust all book shelves (books to remain in place)
  4. Damp clean baseboards
  5. Damp clean window ledges
C. Monthly
  1. High dust above hand height horizontal surfaces, including shelves, ceilings, moldings, pipes, ducts, heating, outlet etc.
  2. Remove dust and cobwebs from ceiling areas
  3. All crevices must be wiped and cleaned with an approved method. (items such as paper towels will not be allowed)
  4. Clean/dust all HVAC vents and grilles
 
 
V. Cafeteria Area
A. Daily (Five (5) days per week)
  1. Spot clean interior glass to hand height – After school hours
  2. Remove trash from cafeteria
  3. Clean, sanitize and disinfect during lunch periods (wipe down tables, empty trash, and clean up spills)
  4. Sweep and mop
  5. Notify Plant Manager/Plant Manager Supervisor of any dangerous or unsafe condition.
B. Semi-Annually
  1. Refinish composition floors
  2. High dust above hand height horizontal surfaces, including shelves, ceilings, moldings, pipes, ducts, heating, outlet etc.
  3. Remove dust and cobweb from ceiling areas
  4. Clean underneath table as required
  5. Clean/dust all HVAC vents and grilles
VI. Common

A. Daily (Five (5) days per week) Areas: (Lobbies/Corridors/Stairs/Elevators)
  1. Clean glass partitions and doors
  2. Clean, sanitize and disinfect water fountains
  3. Dust interior window ledges
  4. Dust mop composition floors with chemically treated dust mop
  5. Spot mop composition floors with all-purpose cleaner
  6. Vacuum carpet
  7. Spot clean carpet to remove all stains, spills and soiled spots vacuum walk-off mats
  8. Clean under entrance mats daily, inside and out
  9. Sweep and dust stairwell
  10. Spray and buff all composition floors
  11. Clean all common areas as required
  12. Notify Plant Manager/Plant Manager Supervisor of any dangerous or unsafe condition.
B. Weekly
  1. Damp clean baseboards
  2. Damp clean window ledges
  3. Dust furniture and fixtures
 
C. Monthly (To be performed the last week of the month)
  1. High dust above hand height (70”) all horizontal surface including shelves, molding, ledges, pipes, ducts, heating outlets, etc.
  2. Remove dust and cobwebs from ceiling areas
  3. Clean all hallways as needed
  4. Clean/dust all HVAC vents and grilles
D. Semi- Annually
  1. Refinish all composition floors
  2. Clean carpet to remove all stains, spills, and soiled spots
  3. Clean/dust all HVAC vents and grilles

  1. Restrooms/Dressing Rooms
A. Daily
  1. Check and clean all restrooms and dressing rooms throughout the school day minimum as required.
  2. Empty wastebaskets/dispensers and replace liners
  3. Clean, sanitize, disinfect and polish all vitreous fixtures including toilet bowls
  4. Clean and polish chrome fittings
  5. Clean, sanitize and disinfect toilet seats
  6. Clean and polish glass and mirrors
  7. Wash, sanitize and disinfect exterior of containers
  8. Remove spots, marks, stains, and splashes from wall area and counter tops
  9. Clean partitions
  10. Sweep floors
  11. Mop floors with germicidal disinfectant daily and as required
  12. Refill supplies (toilet tissue, paper towels, soap, etc.)
  13. Notify Plant Manager/Plant Manager Supervisor of any dangerous or unsafe condition.
Weekly
  1. Low dust horizontal surfaces to hand height (70”)
  2. Damp clean baseboard
C. Monthly
  1. 1.High dust above horizontal surfaces, including shelves, ceilings, moldings, ledges, pipes, ducts, heating outlets, etc.
  2. Remove dust and cobwebs from ceiling areas
  3. Clean/dust all HVAC vents and grilles
 
Multi-Purpose/Gymnasium

A. Daily (Five (5) days per week)
  1. Empty wastebaskets
  2. Remove fingerprints from doors, frames, light switches, kick plates, push plates, handles, railings, etc.
  3. Dust mop floors with chemically treated mop per manufacturers specifications or vacuum all carpeted areas
  4. Spot mop composition floors
  5. Spot clean carpeted areas and remove any stains, spills, or soiled spots
  6. Clean bleachers, remove all trash, sweep, mop and clean floor underneath
  7. Sweep baseboards
  8. Replace all plastic can liners in waste receptacles
  9. Low dust all horizontal surface to hand height (70”)
  10. Notify Plant Manager/Plant Manager Supervisor of any dangerous or unsafe condition.
B. Monthly
  1. High dust above hand height (70”) all horizontal surfaces including shelves and molding
  2. Remove dust and cobwebs from ceiling areas
  3. Clean/dust all HVAC vents and grilles
    NOTE: Scrub and refinish composition floors as needed
NOTE: Check and maintain clean restrooms, halls, lobbies, etc. as required
  1. Grounds (Including all Lawns, Sports Fields, Playgrounds and Loading Docks)
A. Daily
  1. Remove trash and debris from grounds (includes but is not limited to all areas from edge of building to property bounds)
  2. Empty trash containers
  3. Sweep entrances, doorways, walkways, steps and curbs
  4. Maintain clean restrooms, common areas, trash cans and area around concession stands
  5. Notify Plant Manager/Plant Manager Supervisor of any dangerous or unsafe condition.

  • Miscellaneous
    1. Day porter shall assist Plant Manager/Plant Manager Supervisor with event setup as required
    2. Spray buff halls
    3. Monitor all restrooms after each class break-mop floor, spot clean sinks, vanities, counter tops, mirrors, floors, and walls, pick up paper and flush commodes and urinals, take out trash
    4. Pick up trash along side of building
    5. Day porter shall assist Plant Manager/Plant Manager Supervisor as required
    6. Clean and mop any accident that may occur during the day
    7. Maintain all window shades at the same height
    8. Respond to clean up requests by Building Engineers
    9. Clean electrical rooms and storage closets
    10. Assist in cafeteria as directed or required
    11. Metal on all mats, to include non-slip mats that are recessed in the floor, mats must be pressure washed. Recessed area must be cleaned
    12. Notify Plant Manager/Plant Manager Supervisor of any dangerous or unsafe condition.
XI. Annually for all Schools
  1. All VCT floors must be stripped or deep scrubbed every year applying a minimum of six (6) coats of wax on hallways, cafeterias and high traffic areas and a minimum of four (4) coats of wax on classrooms.
  2. Day Porter/Custodian job responsibility includes performing this work and/or assisting in the process, as well as annual cleaning of all other flooring surfaces.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
  • Proper methods, materials, tools and equipment used in custodial work and non-technical maintenance.
  • Modern cleaning methods including basic methods of cleaning and preserving floors, carpets, furniture, walls and fixtures
  • Basic record-keeping techniques
  • Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies
  • Proper lifting techniques
 
WORKING CONDITIONS: Indoor and outdoor work environment
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Standing and walking for extended period
  • Bending at the waist
  • Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying heavy objects
  • Climbing ladders
  • Seeing to perform required duties, inspect and read work orders
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate power cleaning equipment
 
HAZARDS:
  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals and fumes
  • Working at heights
  • Repetitive cleaning task
 
REPORTS TO: Plant Manager & School Principal
 

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Germantown BOE (TN)

9400 Wolf River Boulevard, Germantown, TN 38139