Carpet and Floor Care Specialist

Washington D.C
Apr 19, 2019
Jun 09, 2019
Full Time
Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The Carpet and Floor Care Specialist performs specific cleaning and maintenance functions to provide a clean, safe environment. The areas of responsibility include care of hard floors and tile surfaces, vacuuming carpets, carpet spotting to remove gum, paint, and other foreign matters, and carpet shampooing and extraction. S/he performs snow and ice removal, clean up associated with water or fire damage, and special event support. Reporting to a Custodial Supervisor, the Carpet and Floor Care Specialist has duties that include but are not limited to:
  • Determines equipment and supplies needed to perform required tasks by looking at a floor or carpet and determining what needs to be done to ensure a high quality of standard.
  • Refinishes hard surfaces and resilient tile floors, adjacent moldings, elevator tracks, and trim.
  • Performs light, medium and heavy shower scrubbing using appropriate solutions and equipment, providing the appropriate number of coats of finish required.
  • Operates floor machines that automatically dispense cleaning solutions, and scrubs and picks up dirty solutions, determining the appropriate carpet cleaning technique.
  • Uses rotor and extraction equipment, damp butts, shampoos, vacuums,and fans as necessary in carpet cleaning process.
  • Transports supplies and equipment needed to perform task and returns equipment to appropriate storage area, informing supervisor of equipment supply and maintenance needs.
  • Cleans administrative spaces, laboratories and classrooms, as well as removes litter from planters and other spaces and items as assigned.
  • Ensures economic use of supplies and materials to conserve University and department resources, using such items economically to avoid undue costs.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of supply and material needs to ensure that adequate inventory is maintained.
  • Suggests improvements in service to improve unit operations and provides supervisors and department management with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools and related matters for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and cost of service.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • One year of custodial work experience and one-year minimum floor care experience highly preferred
  • Valid driver's license from Maryland, Virginia or District of Columbia
  • Basic knowledge of English including the ability to read, write and speak English with understanding in order to read and understand product label instructions and University policies and procedures
  • Ability to successfully complete a training program in building cleaning

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