To maintain a clean, sanitary, comfortable and tidy environment for multiple private homes in the Washington, DC area.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • sweep, scrub, mop and polish floors
  • vacuum clean carpets, rugs, and draperies
  • shampoo carpets, rugs, and upholstery
  • dust and polish furniture and fittings
  • clean metal fixtures and fittings
  • empty and clean trash containers
  • dispose of trash in a sanitary manner
  • clean wash basins, mirrors, tubs and showers
  • wipe down glass surfaces
  • make up beds and change linens as required
  • tidy up rooms
  • wash windows as scheduled
  • sort, wash, load and unload laundry
  • iron and press clothing and linen
  • sort, fold and put away clean laundry
  • operate mechanized cleaning equipment
  • maintain all cleaning equipment and materials in a safe and sanitary working condition
  • monitor and report necessary domestic repairs and replacements

 

In addition to general housekeeping tasks above, the housekeeper duties in a hotel or similar environment will include:

  • clean corridors, lobbies, stairways, elevators and lounges as well as guest rooms
  • organize work schedule from the room status list, arrivals, and departures
  • distribute linen, towels and room supplies using wheeled carts or by hand
  • restock room supplies such as drinking glasses, soaps, shampoos, writing supplies, mini bar
  • replace dirty linens with clean items
  • inspect and turn mattresses regularly
  • store all dirty laundry in line with company policy
  • monitor guest laundry bags
  • replace laundry bags and slips
  • check all appliances in rooms are in working order
  • realign furniture and amenities according to prescribed layout
  • respond to guest queries and requests
  • respond to calls for housekeeping problems such as spills, broken glasses
  • deliver any requested housekeeping items to guest rooms
  • remove room service items
  • organize and restock cart at the end of the shift
  • ensure confidentiality and security of guest rooms
  • follow all company safety and security procedures
  • report any maintenance issues or safety hazards
  • observe and report damage of hotel property

Knowledge and Experience

  • high school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • knowledge of cleaning and sanitation products, techniques and methods
  • knowledge of cleaning sensitive materials
  • working knowledge of operating cleaning equipment
  • physical stamina and mobility including the ability to reach, kneel and bend
  • ability to lift, push and pull required load (usually about 30lbs)

Key Competencies

  • attention to detail
  • customer focus
  • reliability
  • listening skills
  • adaptability
  • planning and organizing
  • teamwork
  • integrity
  • honesty
  • high energy levels

To apply for this job email your details to Karl@GreatDwellings.com