Custodian Skills List

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Here's a list of skills employers seek in the candidates they hire for custodian jobs. Skills will vary based on the position for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.

Custodian Skills

A - L

  • Accessing Confined Spaces
  • Accessing High Places
  • Adapting to  Emerging Demands
  • Assessing Damage and Determining if Help is Needed for Remediation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Building Maintenance
  • Building Repairs
  • Cleaning
  • Conducting Minor Repairs
  • Customer Service
  • Disinfecting
  • Documenting Completed Tasks
  • Evaluating Cleaning Products
  • Following Directions
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Hand and Arm Strength
  • Handling Hazardous Materials
  • Housekeeping
  • Informing Management about Significant Problems with the Physical Plant
  • Listening Carefully

M - R

  • Maneuvering Ladders
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Mechanical Reasoning
  • Monitoring Inventory of Supplies
  • Mop
  • Moving Furniture
  • Multitasking
  • Near Vision
  • Observational 
  • Operating Power Equipment
  • Ordering Supplies
  • Organizational 
  • Prioritizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Reliability 
  • Responding Civilly to Demanding Constituents

S - Z

  • Safety Conscious
  • Securing Buildings
  • Stamina
  • Supervising Part-Time And Student Workers
  • Sweep
  • Time Management
  • Tolerating Criticism
  • Tolerating Exposure to Heat and Cold
  • Training Part-Time And Student Workers
  • Utilizing Hand Tools
  • Verbal
  • Working Alone
  • Working Quickly

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