Housekeeping cleaners keep corridors, rooms and sanitary areas clean in office buildings, for example, and stairwells and outdoor facilities in residential complexes. They clean facades, glass roofs and sunshades. In manufacturing plants, they clean production halls and facilities; in means of transport, they collect waste and clean seats, floors and windows. They ensure hygiene in hospitals, in food production or in swimming pools. If they detect pest infestations in their work areas, they arrange for deterrence or control measures. They dispose of waste, contaminated materials and dirty water in an environmentally friendly manner.
In German, Housekeping Cleaner is called…
Gebäudereiniger | Reinigungskraft
Why should You apply as a Housekeeping cleaner
- Work with flexible hours
- Get to work in various environment and locations
- Provides the opportunity to work as a team player
- Chance to learn new skills in cleaning and organization
- Stay physically active and fit with the housekeeping duties
- Develop communication and customer service skills
- Opportunity for career advancement to supervisory roles or beyond
Many job ads mention the following advantages and benefits:
- Permanent position
- year-round employment
- Full-time or part-time
- Punctual payment according to tariff
- Training and support by experienced colleagues
- Providing work clothes, protective equipment and tools
- modern equipment and machinery
- a variety of employee discounts
- vacation apartments for employees at favorable conditions
Hourly wages are frequently announced as 13 to 16€.
Next career steps are an apprenticeship, e.g. as Gebäudereiniger.
Basic Requirements for Housekeeping Cleaners…
German Minimum A2 | Fitness
What it needs to succeed as a Housekeeping Cleaner
This Job requires
- maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
- being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
- being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
- being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
- developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
- being honest and ethical.
- being sensitive to others’ needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
- accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.
- a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
- persistence in the face of obstacles.
What to Do in detail
Carry linens, towels, toilet items, and cleaning supplies, using wheeled carts.
Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms, and other work areas so that health standards are met.
Empty wastebaskets, empty and clean ashtrays, and transport other trash and waste to disposal areas.
Sweep, scrub, wax, or polish floors, using brooms, mops, or powered scrubbing and waxing machines.
Replenish supplies, such as drinking glasses, linens, writing supplies, and bathroom items.
Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies, using vacuum cleaners and shampooers.
Wash windows, walls, ceilings, and woodwork, waxing and polishing as necessary.
Dust and polish furniture and equipment.
Disinfect equipment and supplies, using germicides or steam-operated sterilizers.
Observe precautions required to protect hotel and guest property and report damage, theft, and found articles to supervisors.