How to Hire a Custodian

Does your growing business need a Custodian? A Custodian is responsible for managing the cleanliness and upkeep of the building and commercial complexes.

Here are some tips to help you find great Custodian candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Custodian search for Jobs on Indeed*

1,134,421

job seekers clicked on custodian jobs

126,162

resumes from job seekers with custodian experience on Indeed

15,794

custodian jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $11.62 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$20.75 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$20.75

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Custodian?

A dependable Custodian makes sure that the building is clean and well-maintained for the next day. They are key personnel who make sure that everything is clean, tidy and well-maintained. Choose the right person for Custodian to make sure of good cleanliness and hygiene in the organization.

• Vacuum clean the carpets, mop the floors and empty the trash every day
• Dust the surfaces and the furniture to clean the building areas.
• Maintain building outdoors by cleaning entrances, watering plants

Skills to look for in a great Custodian

It is essential to review and compare the skills and qualifications of all Custodian candidates before making the selection of the suitable candidate.

• High school diploma preferred but not required
• Past experience in a janitorial or custodian capacity
• Good experience of operating industrial cleaning equipment
• Knowledge of safe disposal of chemical liquids as per laid down processes
• Good physical strength
• Professional attitude with attention to detail

Writing a Custodian job description

Write an effective job description with a list of job responsibilities, duties and necessary skills to find suitable Custodian candidates.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Custodian jobs, such as:

• Janitor
• School Custodian
• Lead Custodian

Interviewing Custodian candidates

Ability to work and the requisite knowledge is essential while interviewing candidates for Custodian

• Proficiency in performing cleaning tasks
• Knowledge and experience of safe chemical disposal and cleaning liquids
• How they’ve excelled at building upkeep and maintenance

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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