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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

11150 Janitor

Cleans and keeps in an orderly condition factory working areas and washrooms, or premises of an office, apartment house, or commercial or other establishment. Duties involve a combination of the following: Sweeping, mopping or scrubbing, and polishing floors; removing chips, trash, and other refuse; dusting equipment, furniture, or fixtures; polishing metal fixtures or trimmings; providing supplies and minor maintenance services; and cleaning lavatories, showers, and restrooms.

Excluded are:

  1. Workers who specialize in window washing.
  2. Housekeeping staff who make beds and change linens as a primary responsibility.
  3. Workers required to disassemble and assemble equipment in order to clean machinery.
  4. Workers who receive additional compensation to maintain sterile facilities or equipment.