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Cleaner Job Description

A cleaner is a service worker who keeps public and private spaces tidy and sanitary. To accomplish this, they use many different types of equipment and cleaning products. A cleaner may work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, residential homes, and office buildings. The specific tasks that a cleaner is asked to carry out will vary based on the client they’re working for at that time. They will typically need to vacuum all carpeted areas, sweep and mop the floors, clean and dust the furniture, wash the windows, and perform similar tasks throughout the space that they’re cleaning.

To qualify for a job as a cleaner, a person doesn’t need to have any advanced educational or formal training. They simply need to be capable of carrying out many different cleaning tasks and physically able to spend most of the day on their feet.

Cleaner Job Description Template

We’re searching for a hard-working cleaner to join our growing team. In this role, you will be responsible for performing a variety of cleaning tasks for our clients. You will work in homes, office buildings, and other settings.

Your duties will vary based on the cleaning needs of the client’s space. For example, you will spend time vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping floors. You will also wash and dry windows, empty trash cans, and scrub and sanitize countertops, sinks, and kitchen fixtures, and more.

To do well in this role, you will need to be capable of quickly performing cleaning tasks at a high level. You should also be okay with spending most of the day on your feet. Finally, we’re also looking for someone who can provide excellent customer service, as you will be working directly with our clients. If you believe that you would do well in this position, then reach out to us. We’d love to see your resume.

Cleaner Responsibilities:

  • Vacuum, sweep, and mop floors
  • Scrub and sanitize countertops, toilers, and other fixtures
  • Empty trash cans
  • Dust ceilings, fans, and furniture
  • Answer any questions the client has about keeping their home clean

Cleaner Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Familiarity with basic cleaning tasks and the ability to do them quickly
  • Physical ability to remain standing for the duration of your shift
  • Willingness to work various hours and days and our scheduling needs demand

Cleaner FAQ

What tasks does a cleaner do?

Cleaners keep public and private spaces neat, tidy, and sanitary. They do so by using a wide variety of cleaning techniques, tools, and products. For example, a cleaner will spend some of their time vacuuming and mopping floors. They will also dust fixtures, scrub appliances, and sanitize countertops, among the other cleaning tasks they may be asked to complete.

Can I use your cleaner job description template?

You can absolutely use our cleaner job description template. In fact, you should feel free to use all of our templates in whatever way you think is best. Make sure that you’re adding to what we’ve written instead of copying it verbatim. Doing so is an important part of making sure that your help-wanted ads stand out to your applicants.

What should I include in my cleaner help-wanted ads?

The best strategy is to follow the same outline that we’ve used above. Start by talking a bit about what the role of a cleaner looks like in your company. Then, expand upon that information with two lists. These should offer a closer look at the responsibilities and requirements of the job.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Cleaner

What is the best way to find and hire a Cleaner near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Cleaner applicants. Employers posting their Cleaner job on Indeed get about 10 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Cleaner applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Cleaner are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 15 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 13 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Cleaner positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Cleaner role?
SMS has 92% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Cleaner job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Cleaners are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 144% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Cleaner applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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