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Janitor and Custodian Interview Questions

1. What motivates you to work hard?
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A janitor or custodian (called caretaker in British English, see American and British English differences) is a person who takes care of a building, such as a hospital, school, office building, or apartment block. Janitors are responsible primarily for cleaning, and often (though not always) some maintenance and security. Similar but more managerial duties (and usually not including cleaning, for example) are performed by a superintendent, often called building superintendent.
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Janitor and Custodian Interview Questions

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What has your worst janitorial experience been?

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Pluming pipe broke.
 
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Cleaning up without know power on.
 

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#3 of 25

What would your last employer say about your dependency and trust?

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That im very independent and trustworthy.
 
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Im always was on time and did my job carefully and efficiently and was responsible.
 

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#4 of 25

Do you have the patience to deal with the general public while cleaning?

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Yes i have.
 
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I can convey professional converstations with the general public on the job. I can focus well in any environment with noises and constant interruption.
 

Education Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent.

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#5 of 25

We have a large hall that must be spotless for events, sometimes requiring 4 hours of straight cleaning, are you okay with this?

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I will work hard to my best of ability to get the job done in a timely manner.
 
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Insuring that the halls are maintained at all times. So if it takes me 4 hours to dustmop, wet mop, top scrub, remove debris and buff it then that is what it takes.
 

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#6 of 25

If I were to ask your previous employer about how many days you missed over the last year, what would he say?

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They would say that I never miss a day. I am a very committed and loyal employee. I do not like to miss work unless i'm really sick or going on vacation.
 
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One in five years. i have a responsibility to my job to fulfill.
 

Work Environment

Most janitors and custodians work in an office setting, school, government building, warehouse, and factory. Most of the work is done indoors.

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#7 of 25

Are you experienced in using a radio devices to communicate to other janitors?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Yes, I have used them before.
 
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Yes, I have used them before.
 

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#8 of 25

How did you hear about this job?

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I seen a job posting online at a job workshop I attended.
 
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Work force center on the north side of Minneapolis.
 

Janitor and Custodian Pros

1. The pros of a profession as a Janitor and Custodian are a high salery, flexible hours and benifits. May 30th, 2012

2. Clean as a needed basis, whether it is everyday or 2 times per week. July 19th, 2012

3. Explosive diarrhea, it was on the ceiling, walls, and toilet. plus their was that time i had to fish out some XXXL undies out of a clogged toilet. July 19th, 2012

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#9 of 25

You must be working here for 6 months before you get benefits, are you okay with that?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I can't understand that ;Please can you explain this a little clearer.Exactly what benefits come with the job if hired?
 
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Yes I will.
 

Questions to Ask

1. If I entered your school building today, what would you want me to see that shows your hard work and dedication to the building?

2. What makes people stay here for many years?

3. What are the most satisfying aspects of this position in your opinion?

4. Will I be working with bio hazzardous waste products?

5. How much training will be given for orientation? What will the work schedule be? Will protective supplies be provided for use?

6. Have you ever been a custodian and if so what was a typical day like? Did you enjoy your job?

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#10 of 25

How was your experience with your past employment?

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I was really good, I enjoyed coming to work and completing the assignment.
 
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It was good, everyone was really friendly and I had a great experience.
 

Top 10 Janitor and Custodian
Interview Questions

Top Janitor/Custodian interview questions, to help you prepare for your upcoming job interview. These questions were designed to challenge you ahead of your interview. Created on February 18th, 2016

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#11 of 25

Do you speak fluent English?

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Yes i do.
 
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Of course.
 

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#12 of 25

What previous jobs have you held?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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J'ai j'aimais travailler.
 
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J'ai j'aimais travailler.
 

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#13 of 25

Janitor can be a very routine job, how are you okay working a job that stays routine?

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Yes better prepared.
 
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Routine good because I know what needed to be done.
 

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#14 of 25

What role do you feel you play as a custodian in the daily operation of a school? How important?

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Keeping a clean safe and healthy environment. Very important.
 
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It's important because it makes the school look good and proud.
 

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#15 of 25

What do you find most rewarding about being a janitor?

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Knowing that my job will keep the school for children clean and safe
 
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I love what I do, I take pride in my work,wehen my job is done and well executed it defines my character.
 

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#16 of 25

What were your past duties as a janitor?

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assign to various parks responsiblies to clean disinfect restroom empty garbage restock supplies
 
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Cleaning rooms,cutting grass,lining feilds,buffing floors,minner maintenance.
 

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#17 of 25

What do you expect out of this position?

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Skills and experience.
 
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To learn new skills that I still have not acquired from this field of work and also to be challenged in a way where I can sharpen the skills i already have.
 

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#18 of 25

Have you received any training?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Constantly training new concpets regarding sanatizing floor boards, restroom facilities.
 
2.
No formal training, no.
 

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#19 of 25

How well do you keep your temper under control?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Very well, I take big breaths and walk it off.
 
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When you are working it has to be under control at all times.
 

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#20 of 25

What do you like least about being a janitor?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Every body tries to be a boss over custodians.
 
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If it's in my assigned section to clean, it is my responsibility, I'd clean it up.
 

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#21 of 25

Give me a rundown of your daily routine at your last job?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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well I start at 6:45am.I clean windows,service restrooms,empty trash cans,sweep,mop,dust and recycle.
 
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Currently, working as a yard and maintenance attendant of my own services. I mow, trim hedges, haul debris, repair doors, posts, and fences, repair leaks, maintain yards and gardens, install sprinker systems, maintain aparment complexes.
 

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#22 of 25

If a person throws up, and you really do not feel like cleaning up a mess, how would you handle the situation?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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If it's in my assigned section to clean, it is my responsibility, I'd clean it up.
 
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Well, I have three kids at home and am kind of used to it. I don't think that anyone really likes to clean that up. I would clean in right away. Put some gloves on, maybe put a mask on, wipe it up and disinfect the area. You just need to do it and move on.
 

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#23 of 25

Why should we hire you over the next guy? What janitor experiences do you have that set you apart?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Have experience with all different types of people and building operations. Have red cross training in adult and child CPR and first aid. Know OSHA rules for handling chemicals and cleaning up accidents, can operate any type of electric, gas or hydrol[ic machiniary, and have no fear of heights of fear of tight spaces,
 
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I believe my resume speaks for itself. I have 30 years experience. I am certified in my field and have previous supervisory experience.
 

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#24 of 25

Will you be willing to work off-hours?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Yes, as long as there is no major interference with the children's school needs.
 
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Absolutely.
 

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#25 of 25

How do you feel about working a double if a coworker calls off?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I would have no problem working a double shift.
 
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If is what is need it I will do it the best that I can.
 
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