Great Lakes Management

Caretaker at Madelia Sr+

Job Locations US-MN-Madelia
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/6/2018 1:36 PM)
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We have an opening for a conscientious caretaker for our Amberfield Property.  Responsiblities are to keep assigned inside and outside common areas and available units of the property clean, orderly and pleasant. Provide an environmentally safe and clean setting for the residents and guests of the property.  A must is great people skills!




            Essential Responsibilities


Maintain a high level of customer service


Inside duties:

  • Tour entire property (daily) to assess cleaning needs
  • Clean common areas (i.e., party room, fitness center, laundry room, hallways, elevator areas), offices and other assigned areas
  • Clean vacated apartments/townhomes in preparation for new resident move-in
  • Vacuum, spot clean and shampoo common area rugs and carpets; sweep, scrub, mop and wax and polish floors
  • Clean and restock restrooms
  • Dust, clean and polish furniture and woodwork; polish metal work
  • Empty waste receptacles and clean trash room
  • Wash windows, walls and doors
  • Replace light bulbs
  • Clean and adjust shades and blinds
  • Turn lights on and off
  • Unlock and lock doors and gates

Outside duties:

  • Assist with grounds work, e.g., sweep sidewalks, water plants, remove snow, distribute salt/ice melt, etc.
  • Pick up paper and debris from main entrances and around property
  • Pick up trash containers and empty into large bins
  • Clean garage area
  • Unlock and lock doors and gates


Other Responsibilities:

  • Take routine care of custodial equipment and materials
  • Move and arrange furniture and equipment
  • Assist with repairs                                   
  • Distribute/deliver resident mail and packages as necessary
  • Deliver communications from property management office to residents as necessary   
  • Assist property management/leasing office as requested, e.g., answer phones
  • Attend staff meetings as required
  • Maintain and safeguard confidential information
  • Remain flexible, receptive and adaptive to change
  • Understand and apply basic principles of good housekeeping and safety
  • Perform other related duties as requested by supervisor
  • Able to read, write, spell, do basic math, and speak and understand English
  • Plan and host resident activities and events in the senior building
  • Network with businesses and senior centers locally and in surrounding towns


Physical Requirements (based on essential responsibilities)

Must be able to frequently perform tasks such as, but not limited to, those listed below:

  • Bend and squat to the floor to pick up debris, trash containers, and to use cleaning tools and products, etc.
  • See objects within 35 feet to monitor work areas, i.e., determine areas that are in need of cleaning
  • Discriminate colors to read warnings, labels, wires, etc.


Must be able to continuously perform tasks such as, but not limited to, those listed below:

  • Move, push, pull and/or lift objects weighing 10 to 25 pounds
  • Use hands and arms for simple grasping, pushing and pulling to sweep, mop, use containers of cleaning solution/chemicals, etc.
  • Perform tasks requiring actions of muscles or groups of muscles to walk, stoop, bend, lift, and to carry objects
  • Perform tasks requiring foot and/or hand to eye coordination to dust, clean, etc.
  • Walk and/or stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Speak clearly and make self understood in face-to-face interactions
  • See objects closely to read directions, instructions, chemical warnings, etc.
  • Hear normal sounds and voices with some background noise to receive verbal instructions, answer telephones, communicate with others, etc.



Must be able to operate:

  • Vacuum (upright and hand-held), edger, mop, broom and other floor cleaning machines
  • Motorized vehicle (i.e., lawn tractor, golf cart, snow removal equipment)


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