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A janitor maintains the interior, exterior or both a building. Janitors are also known as custodians. Most janitors work in office buildings, schools, hospitals or other large buildings that need to remain clean and sanitary. Janitors may work closely with the administrative staff of the office or building to keep track of any messes that need to be immediately addressed, general maintenance issues or ordering supplies.
Janitors perform the following duties:
The amount of weight a janitor should be able to lift depends on the specifics of the job. For example, some janitors may be reasonable for carrying heavy bags of salt to outdoor walkways when it snows, while some may not need to lift anything heavier than a hammer.
Many janitors work full time, while some work part-time. Janitorial shifts depend on the type of building in which the janitor works. Office buildings often have janitorial staff come in after traditional work hours. Hospitals are open 24 hours, so there is usually a team of janitors to cover the whole day. School janitors usually work during school hours.