Current Job Opportunities at the
Tommy Douglas Conference Center


houseman P/T


Reports to: Housekeeping Manager and General Manager

Supervises: No supervisory duties are included in this position.

Department:  Guest Services

Education, Certification and Experience

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Previous experience in cleaning public buildings or in hospitality industry
  • Previous guest relations training

Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English with the public and other employees
  • Knowledge of proper handling of cleaning chemicals

Job Summary (Essential Functions) Clean and maintain all items and surfaces in designated areas, ensuring TDCC’s standards of cleanliness

Job Tasks/Duties

  • Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment.
  • Anticipate guests’ needs, respond promptly and acknowledge all guests, however busy and whatever time of day, and maintain positive guest relations at all times
  • Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation, and organization of assigned work areas
  • Ensure security of any assigned keys, radio, and beeper
  • Review assignment sheet and update completed assignments. Check with supervisor and Housekeeping Office for additional assignments throughout the shift
  • Review assigned area and complete general removal of any trash or debris
  • Stock cleaning carts with designated supplies and equipment
  • Deliver housekeeping items to guest rooms, including dry cleaning
  • Deliver guest supplies and linens to closets
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of closets; remove trash, wipe down shelves/counters; sweep and wax floor; remove non-floor closet items and transport to proper storage areas
  • Pick-up linen and trash from room attendants on the floors
  • Clean designated areas with proper chemicals, tools, and equipment
  • Ensure that nothing is stored in the stairwells
  • Transport any food and beverage trays/items in public areas to service areas
  • Check under furniture for debris and remove if present; reposition furniture to correct floor plan
  • Inspect condition of all furniture for tears, rips, and stains and report damages to Supervisor
  • Dust and polish all woodwork
  • Remove all dust, debris, and foreign particles from upholstered furniture, including crevices and under cushions
  • Dust pictures, frames, mirrors, fire extinguisher boxes, exit signs, and air vents
  • Clean all lamps, light fixtures, and light switches; check for proper working condition
  • Remove dust, spots, and smears from windows, frames, and ledges; wash windows as assigned
  • Clean, dust and vacuum Business center
  • Inspect condition of planters and plants; remove debris, polish planters
  • Remove dust, dirt, marks, and fingerprints from doors and door frames
  • Remove stains, scuff marks, and dust from baseboards, ledges, and corners
  • Polish all brass surfaces
  • Empty trash containers, ashtrays, and ash urns in public areas
  • Empty vacuum cleaner bags, replace and clean machines
  • Remove soil, dirt, soap build-up, and hair from public and employee bathroom mirrors, vanities, sinks, toilets/urinals, shower walls, shower curtains, and floors
  • Replace facial and toilet tissues, paper hand towels, soaps in correct amount and location
  • Sweep front entrance daily
  • Remove soiled towels from exercise room and return them to Laundry
  • Report any damages or maintenance problems to supervisor
  • Turn over any lost and found items to supervisor
  • Ensure security of hotel property
  • Assist Room Attendants as assigned
  • Stock Housekeeping department supplies
  • Ensure that all floor care equipment undergoes scheduled preventive maintenance
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Licenses and Special Requirements

  • None

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Required to stand for long periods and walk, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, stretch, twist, reach
  • Push, pull or lift up to 50 pounds
  • Continuous repetitive motions
  • Work under variable temperature conditions (or extreme heat or cold), under variable noise levels, outdoors/indoors, around fumes and/or hazards, around dust and/or mite hazards, around chemicals and bio-hazards
The Amalgamated Transit Union - Training and Education Center (ATU-TEC)/Tommy Douglas Conference Center (TDCC) is an equal opportunity employer that makes decisions without regard to an applicant's race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability status, veteran status, genetic status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by applicable law. In the event that you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify the person distributing or accepting this application.