Custodian Resume Examples and Templates for 2023

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 4% growth for janitors and building cleaners, including custodians, from 2019 to 2029. This modest increase will create more than 100,000 new jobs in the industry over a decade. The new custodian positions are likely to be in growing industries, such as education and healthcare, and reflect people’s continuing need for clean spaces and germ-free living.

Despite the increase in jobs, you can still expect to face competition when applying for a custodian position. Your resume is one of the first impressions a hiring manager has of you and making sure it’s well-crafted can help you stand out in a sea of applicants. On this page, you can download resume samples for experienced job seekers and those just entering the workforce. There are also tips on writing a strong resume and advice on how to tailor your resume to fit a specific job description.

Downloadable Resume Examples


Example #1 Entry-level


Example #2 Mid-career


Example #3 Senior-level

Custodian Resume Examples

Years of Experience
  • Entry-level Entry-level
  • Mid-career Mid-career
  • Senior-level Senior-level

Bryan Johnson
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]
123 First Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103


A dedicated Custodian with entry-level experience, specializing in building maintenance, local regulations, commercial cleaning, and customer service. Adept at collaborating with teams and executing cleaning project independently for clients with efficiency and diligence.

Professional Experience

Custodian, Ann Arbor Cleaning Solutions, Ann Arbor, MI
July 2019 – Present

  • Deliver residential cleaning services to 20+ clients per week, perform light and deep cleaning of furniture, floors, windows, and surfaces, and achieve a 93% positive customer satisfaction rating
  • Coordinate with teams of up to five personnel to execute commercial cleaning projects for customers, including apartment buildings, restaurants, warehouses, and retail store locations
  • Provide support for basic building maintenance and equipment repairs

Custodian, First Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor, MI
January 2019 – June 2019

  • Provided high quality custodial services to a church with over 300+ members, performed deep cleaning of church facilities, and organized furniture, chairs, and tables for special events
  • Conducted summer landscaping maintenance, removed snow from the parking lot and walkways, and performed basic building maintenance and repairs

Key Skills

  • Commercial Cleaning
  • Local Waste Disposal Regulations
  • Cleaning Strategy
  • Building Maintenance
  • Customer Service


High School Diploma
Skyline High School, Ann Arbor, MI September 2016 – June 2020

Jackson Freeman
(012) 987-6543
[email protected]
123 Main Street, Tampa, FL 12345


A Cleaning Professional with eight years of experience providing custodial services and building maintenance to high school properties. A proven track record of executing large cleaning projects in compliance with health and safety standards. Adept at coordinating with school personnel, faculty, and custodial teams.

Professional Experience

Senior Custodian, Middleton High School, Tampa, FL
November 2016 – Present

  • Serve as the senior custodian for a school with over 500+ students, support faculty and staff with cleanups, classroom organization, and adhoc projects, and maintain a safe and hygienic environment
  • Lead teams of up to eight cleaners and maintenance workers to execute cleaning projects, perform building maintenance and repairs, and remove potential safety hazards
  • Oversee the set up and break down for school events with up to 700+ attendees, including award ceremonies, sporting competitions, and parent teacher conferences

Custodian, HB Plant High School. Tampa, FL
October 2013 – October 2016

  • Delivered quality custodial services to a high school with over 300+ students, including sweeping, mopping, and polishing floors, desks, windows, and surfaces throughout hallways and classrooms
  • Managed inventory of chemicals and cleaning equipment valued at $4K, ordered cleaning supplies, and ensured safe handling and disposal of cleaning solutions and waste
  • Removed trash and recyclables and ensured proper transport and disposal
    Order additional cleaning supplies as required


High School Diploma
Robinson High School, Tampa, FL, September 2009 -June 2013

Key Skills

  • Team Management
  • Safe Chemical Handling
  • Cleaning Strategy
  • Commercial Cleaning
  • Inventory Management

Jonathan Cross
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]
456 Main Street, Austin, TX 12345


A Senior Custodian with 20+ years of professional experience cleaning and maintaining large buildings and facilities. A strong history of executing a wide variety of cleaning and repair projects safely and efficiently. Adept at coordinating with diverse teams to maintain safe and hygienic environments for clients.

Professional Experience

Senior Custodian, Jackson Street Office Park, Austin, TX
October 2010 – Present

  • Lead teams of up to six custodians to execute commercial and residential cleaning projects for office buildings, schools, venues, and retail store locations
  • Ensure compliance with quality standards and health and safety protocols while performing building maintenance and handling chemical cleaning solutions
  • Monitor cleaning supplies and inventory levels and coordinate with vendors to order new products
  • Sweep, mop, and sanitize bathrooms, offices, reception areas, and lounges

Custodian, Apple Tree Middle School. Austin, TX
July 1999 – September 2010

  • Served as the sole custodian for a middle school with 150+ students, provided high quality cleaning services and building maintenance support, and achieved the Employee of the Year Award in 2009
  • Performed deep cleaning of classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, and kitchen areas
  • Ensured strict adherence to health and safety standards and responded to accidents and emergency cleanups quickly and efficiently


High School Diploma
Jackson High School, Austin, TX, September 1995 – June 1999

Key Skills

  • Commercial Cleaning
  • Health and Safety
  • Communication
  • Team Leadership
  • Customer Service

Common Key Skills and Action Verbs for Custodian Resumes

Including key skills and appropriate action verbs can help your resume stand out. Hiring managers use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to scan resumes and identify any that have a high number of keywords, signifying a person could be successful in the position. Resumes with a high match are forwarded to the hiring manager for a closer look, so the more key skill words you include, the greater chance you have of being invited for an interview.

Key Skills & Proficiencies
Buffing Building repair
Chemical use Cleaning
Confidentiality Communication
Customer service Equipment maintenance
Following instructions Grounds maintenance
Inventory Maintenance skills
Ordering supplies Planning
Plumbing Prioritizing
Record keeping Refinishing floors
Safety Sanitation
Scheduling Use tools
Work independently
Action Verbs
Buff Clean
Communicate Dust
Maintain Mop
Order Paint
Plan Polish
Prioritize Repair
Schedule Scrub
Sweep Wax

Tips for Writing a Better Custodian Resume

Highlight your maintenance skills

Many larger companies and institutions, such as schools and hospitals, employ custodians who can undertake minor maintenance, in addition to their cleaning responsibilities. If you have any skills that can help you repair minor problems, such as plumbing or welding, make sure to include them in your resume. Custodians may also be called on to make cosmetic fixes, so painting or carpentry experience is also highly regarded. Include specific details, so hiring managers get a clear picture of your abilities.

Example #1


Undertook repair work, including touching up paint, minor carpentry fixes and simple plumbing work, to ensure customers had a favorable impression of the facility


Maintained large facility

Example #2


Used carpentry and welding experience to fix equipment and furniture so the facility continued operating at optimal efficiency


Helped fix objects in the facility

Showcase your custodian certifications

Although there’s no formal training required for a job as a custodian, professional certification can show recruiters you’re dedicated to a career in the industry. These certification courses can also teach you new skills and techniques that can increase your efficiency. In addition to general certifications, you can find specialized certificates on topics such as green cleaning, carpet cleaning and dealing with medical waste and blood-borne pathogens. Detail any credentials in the relevant section of your resume, and include the exact name, the institution that conferred it and the year you received the certification.

Example #1


Certified Custodial Supervisor

International Sanitary Supply Association, 2019


Floor Care Specialist

International Sanitary Supply Association, 2018


Cleaning certifications

Example #2


Janitorial Custodial Certification

International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association, 2018


Blood-borne Pathogens Certification

International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association, 2018


Medical Cleaning Certification

International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association, 2018


Certifications in medical and healthcare cleaning

How to Align Your Resume With the Job Description

Companies have a list of requirements they’re looking for in a new hire, and they use job descriptions to define these needs. Tailoring your resume to match the skills and experience listed in the job description can help you catch the attention of a hiring manager who’s looking through a mountain of applications.

To determine which skills and attributes to include, read the job description closely. Look for requirements listed first or mentioned multiple times, as these are generally the most important. Make sure your resume describes how you can meet these key responsibilities, and focus on your major contributions to avoid sounding bland or generic.

Example Custodian Job Description

Alpha Industries is looking for a custodian to keep its buildings clean and functioning efficiently. The successful candidate will ensure facilities are clean and tidy by sweeping, mopping and vacuuming floors and dusting and polishing surfaces. You will also ensure high levels of sanitation in restrooms and other areas, perform minor repairs and maintain an inventory of cleaning equipment and agents. We are looking for a person who is reliable, energetic and able to prioritize tasks to meet the changing needs of each day. 


  • Clean facility, including floors, kitchen, bathrooms, furniture and fixtures
  • Dispose of trash and empty trash receptacles
  • Perform minor repairs and maintain cleaning equipment
  • Prioritize immediate cleaning needs, such as spills, to ensure safety and comfort of staff and visitors
  • Maintain high level of sanitation standards in high traffic areas, bathrooms and kitchen
  • Keep inventory of cleaning agents and equipment and order supplies as required
  • Keep record of work and communicate major repair needs to management


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge of cleaning equipment and agents
  • Ability to adapt and prioritize different tasks in a dynamic environment
  • Able to perform basic maintenance and repairs
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Knowledge of cleaning and sanitization techniques
  • Physically strong and agile

The job description shows that the company’s ideal candidate will have the following qualities and attributes:

  • Reliable
  • Cleaning
  • Sanitization
  • Maintenance
  • Repairs
  • Able to prioritize
  • Inventory

Use the list of attributes you highlighted in the job description to craft your resume, and include experience and skills that show you can fulfill these requirements. The following example shows how to incorporate them into your resume:

Custodian Work Experience Example

Custodian, Omega Industries

April 2017 – Present

  • Clean entire facility, including mopping floors, dusting and polishing furniture, emptying trash and sanitizing kitchens and bathrooms
  • Provide reliable cleaning and maintenance throughout the day, prioritizing tasks as needed to ensure a safe and tidy workplace for staff
  • Perform minor repairs to facility and cleaning equipment and report major repair needs to management
  • Keep records of work performed and inventory of supplies and equipment and reorder as necessary