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High Performance Work Team Custodial Worker III


Serves as Team Lead over Maintenance Generalists and Custodial Workers to ensure that minor maintenance and custodial services combined to expedite and streamline repairs and cleaning Performs maintenance services and repair work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair.  Performs heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish.  Duties may include performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs, and cleaning debris from sidewalk.  Utilizes familiarity with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.  Performs general and minor routine maintenance including minor carpentry, plumbing, and electrical repairs Works under general supervision.  Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Works under general supervision.  Directs, leads, and/or coordinates the work of others.  May directly supervise others.  Spends less than 80% of work time on supervisory, managerial, or leadership duties.  Exercises a certain degree of creativity and latitude.  Typically reports to a Custodial Supervisor or Custodial Manager.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Leads a team of maintenance generalists and custodial workers; directs, leads, and/or coordinates the work of others.
  • May directly supervise others.
  • Inspects assigned areas and initiates corrective action
  • Estimate costs to repair machinery, equipment, or building structures.
  • Estimate costs for reimbursable work orders.
  • Train or manage maintenance personnel and custodial employees.
  • Record type and cost of maintenance or repair work.
  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions
  • Dismantle machines, equipment, or devices to access and remove defective parts, using hand tools, or power tools
  • Perform routine maintenance, such as inspecting drives, motors, or belts, checking fluid levels, replacing filters, or doing other preventive maintenance actions
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary
  • Service, clean, or supply restrooms
  • Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming
  • Gather and empty trash
  • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment to prevent damage to floors and fixtures
  • Mix water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications
  • Clean windows, glass partitions, or mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, or squeegees
  • Notify managers concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems
  • Requisition supplies or equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties
  • Dust furniture, walls, machines, or equipment
  • Strip, seal, finish, and polish floors
  • Clean and polish furniture and fixtures
  • Steam clean or shampoo carpets
  • Clean spills and other hazards with appropriate equipment
  • Order cleaning supplies
  • Move furniture, equipment, or supplies, either manually or by using hand trucks
  • Monitor building security and safety by performing tasks such as locking doors after operating hours or checking to ensure that hazards are not created
  • Clear debris from walkways, sidewalks, and entrances
  • Set up, arrange, or remove decorations, tables, chairs, ladders, or scaffolding to prepare facilities for events, such as banquets or meetings
  • Assists in the adjustments or minor repairs to heating, cooling, ventilating, plumbing, or electrical systems
  • Minor Maintenance Functions –Performs minor repairs on furniture, fixtures, floors, plumbing, walls, doors, etc.
  • Assists maintenance generalist(s) and skilled trades employees by performing tasks including, but not limited to, preparation of job site, providing ladder assistance, changing lights, and ceiling tiles.
  • Completes light plumbing, carpentry, and electrical work within HPWT lines of delineation.
  • Drive vans, industrial trucks, or other vehicles required to travel to or to perform cleaning work

Education and Experience

  • A high school diploma (or equivalent) and at least four (4) years of experience in the field or in a related area
  • Appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience

Licensure and Certification

Florida Class E operator (driver) license


  • Works under general supervision
  • Directs, leads, and/or coordinates the work of others; may directly supervise others
  • Typically reports to a HPWT Maintenance Supervisor

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