Custodian – Pittsfield, MA


Under the direction of the Building Maintenance Superintendent, incumbent is responsible to perform minor maintenance and custodial tasks in offices, rest areas, common areas, and restrooms, maintaining these areas in a clean and orderly fashion.


The activities listed below are not all inclusive.  However, they are indicative of the types of activities normally performed by the Custodian.

  • Responsible for keeping exteriors, common areas, vacant units, sidewalks and alleyways of property in a clean and safe condition.
  • Assist in other types of basic maintenance, when necessary.
  • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, corridors, elevators, stairways, and any other areas as assigned.
  • Reports to Maintenance Supervisor onsite and Property Manager.
  • Maintains professional relationship with other staff members.
  • Maintains professional rapport with residents.
  • Maintains professional rapport with contract laborers working on property.
  • Sweep, scrub, wax, and polish floors. Clean rugs, carpets, and furniture and window treatments.
  • Dust and polish furniture and equipment fixtures. Polish metal work. 
  • Wash walls, and woodwork. Wash door panels and sills.
  • Empty waste baskets. Transport trash and waste to disposal areas.
  • Perform other similar or related duties assigned by management.
  • Adhere to Policy and Procedure.
  • Consistent and reliable attendance.
  • Continuously work to insure the health and safety of residents, tenants, coworkers, vendors and self.

Specific duties

  • Vacuums carpets. Sweeps and mops tile floors
  • Washes windows (interior/exterior).
  • Keeps sidewalks clean (i.e., sweep or shovel).
  • Picks up trash. Empties and sanitizes trash cans.
  • Assists in inventory control of all janitorial equipment and supplies.
  • Check locks while working in specific areas.
  • Report maintenance problem areas ASAP.

Social Programs/Meetings

Attend staff meetings, as required.  Attend resident meetings, as required. 

Assist with miscellaneous social program activities (e.g., set-up, pick-ups, clean-ups, etc.)


  • Provide a high level of service for both external and internal customers and clients
  • Exhibit a spirit of teamwork
  • Contribute ideas for department success


  • Basic knowledge of basic custodial tasks.
  • High school or trade school education or equivalent.
  • Minimum of three months of relevant experience.
  • Ability to lift 20lbs

The O’Connell Companies offers a competitive salary & excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance and a 401(k) plan.   EOE.

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