Housekeeper/Floor Maintenance

Gaston College   Charlotte, NC   Full-time     Housekeeping / Janitorial
Posted on November 19, 2022

Perform various floor maintenance functions in accordance with standard techniques and procedures.  Perform a variety of housekeeping duties to provide clean, sanitary, comfortable, orderly, and satisfying surroundings for students, faculty, staff, and the public.



  1. Follow safety precautions at all times.
  2. Strip and wax floors.
  3. Operate various mechanized floor cleaning equipment such as vacuums, polishers, extractors, and buffers.
  4. Will handle and use a variety of cleaning solutions and solvents.
  5. Assist in moving furniture and classroom equipment as needed.
  6. Assist with event room set-ups.
  7. Clean all assigned areas to ensure cleanliness standards are met. 
  8. May perform tasks that involve exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
  9. Keep restrooms, storage areas, carts, and other assigned areas well stocked, clean, and tidy at all times.
  10. Report any needed repairs immediately such as leaky faucets or toilets, loose tiles, broken window panes, and missing nuts, bolts, or screws.
  11. Perform other related duties as assigned.

At least once a day

  1. Empty wastebaskets and transport other trash and waste to designated disposal areas.
  2. Clean and sanitize restrooms (e.g., floors, sinks, mirrors, commodes, and other fixtures).
  3. Clean walk-off mats, windows, and glass doors.
  4. Clean dry erase boards, chalkboards, and tray holders (unless instructed otherwise).
  5. Vacuum carpets and spot clean floors by sweeping and/or mopping as needed.
  6. Mop corridor floors, lobbies, and other areas.
  7. Continuously monitor floors, rooms, and other areas for litter, spills, water, etc. to keep clean and fresh.

At least once a week

  1. Damp dust railings, furniture surfaces, pictures, bookshelves, window sills, etc.
  2. Clean baseboards.
  3. Mop stairs.
  4. Vacuum carpets.
  5. Spot clean walls.

At least once a year

  1. Clean rugs, draperies, and upholstered furniture as assigned.
  2. Shampoo carpets as assigned.
  3. Wash windows as assigned.



  • High school diploma or GED/HSE preferred.
  • Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) preferred.



  • Housekeeping experience required.
  • Knowledge of operating various mechanized (industrial type) floor cleaning equipment such as vacuums, buffers, burnishers, extractors, and other machines for floor care and maintenance preferred.
  • Fingerprinting may be required upon hire.
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) certification may be required.  In addition to the standard background check, this position may require having a clear fingerprint-based criminal records search through the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI).