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Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

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Perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain private households or commercial establishments, such as hotels and hospitals, in a clean and orderly manner. Duties may include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, and vacuuming.

    Work Activities
    • Carry linens, towels, toilet items, and cleaning supplies, using wheeled carts.
    • Wash dishes and clean kitchens, cooking utensils, and silverware.
    • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms, and other work areas so that health standards are met.
    • Disinfect equipment and supplies, using germicides or steam-operated sterilizers.
    • Polish silver accessories and metalwork, such as fixtures and fittings.
    • Observe precautions required to protect hotel and guest property and report damage, theft, and found articles to supervisors.
    • Empty wastebaskets, empty and clean ashtrays, and transport other trash and waste to disposal areas.
    • Replenish supplies, such as drinking glasses, linens, writing supplies, and bathroom items.
    • Sort clothing and other articles, load washing machines, and iron and fold dried items.
    • Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies, using vacuum cleaners and shampooers.
    • Dust and polish furniture and equipment.
    • Keep storage areas and carts well-stocked, clean, and tidy.
    • Request repair services and wait for repair workers to arrive.
    • Wash windows, walls, ceilings, and woodwork, waxing and polishing as necessary.
    • Sweep, scrub, wax, or polish floors, using brooms, mops, or powered scrubbing and waxing machines.
    • Sort, count, and mark clean linens and store them in linen closets.
    • Prepare rooms for meetings and arrange decorations, media equipment, and furniture for social or business functions.
    • Run errands, such as taking laundry to the cleaners and buying groceries.
    • Remove debris from driveways, garages, and swimming pool areas.
    • Move and arrange furniture and turn mattresses.
    • Purchase or order groceries and household supplies to keep kitchens stocked and record expenditures.
    • Hang draperies and dust window blinds.
    • Deliver television sets, ironing boards, baby cribs, and rollaway beds to guests' rooms.
    • Plan menus and cook and serve meals and refreshments following employer's instructions or own methods.
    • Care for children or elderly persons by overseeing their activities, providing companionship, and assisting them with dressing, bathing, eating, and other needs.
    • Assign duties to other staff and give instructions regarding work methods and routines.
    • Replace light bulbs.
    • Answer telephones and doorbells.
    Skills
    • Service Orientation

      Actively looking for ways to help people.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    • Time Management

      Managing one's own time and the time of others.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    0
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    3
    Abilities
    • Trunk Strength

      The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

    • Extent Flexibility

      The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    Knowledge
    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $22,560/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $10.85/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 40,550
    • Yearly Projected Openings 5,390
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Self Control
    • Attention to Detail
    • Cooperation
    • Dependability
    • Independence
    • Integrity
    Tools
    • Vacuum cleaners
    • Laundry type washing machines
    • Floor scrubbers
    • Floor polishers
    • Clothes dryers
    Technology
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
    • Inventory management software
    • Facilities management software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    Tags
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.