The best way to find current janitorial positions is to visit a job-listing site and read the available positions. Job listings include janitorial duty descriptions and qualifications.
Janitorial positions involve performing cleaning tasks in an assigned location. Janitors work at apartment buildings, private companies, schools, hotels, hospitals and other sites that require general maintenance. Most janitorial jobs require workers who can perform duties such as sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and polishing floors, disposal of trash by emptying waste baskets, cleaning bathrooms, and wiping windows and walls. Janitors may also be called upon to clean up spills and messes created from unexpected flooding.
Most janitors do light maintenance tasks such as changing light bulbs. Some employers may require a higher level of maintenance skills that can be applied on the job. For instance, the ability to perform light repairs on a furnace or fix leaking faucets is useful when working in a tenant building. Some janitorial positions involve working around hazardous materials. Individuals applying for a maintenance job in a hospital should expect to work in areas where they are exposed to biological and toxic matter. Before applying for this type of position, you should also consider your ability to do heavy lifting or move heavy objects.