Kennedy School Housekeeping Staff

Website McMenamins

The job duties described below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this position. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Description of the Position:
The primary responsibility of the housekeeping staff is to clean and maintain the hotel rooms in a timely manner, ensuring that the guest rooms are clean and pleasant. The housekeeping duties include but are not limited to; daily preparation of rooms, upkeep of linen closets, cleaning of toilets, sinks, showers, and floors. Housekeepers may be asked to help the maintenance (janitorial) staff when needed, provide support to the front desk as needed, assist guests in any manner possible (getting ironing boards, cribs, etc.), and answer questions of all sorts. This job plays a large role in giving the guests a most comfortable and enjoyable stay. Housekeepers will be responsible and held accountable for the finished rooms, cleaning projects, as well as knowledge of company policies and procedures as they relate to housekeeping. Housekeepers must also provide excellent customer service to hotel guests and customers as necessary. This position requires mental agility and the ability to effectively multi-task in a fast paced and deadline oriented environment. A housekeeper must also have the ability to work well independently and as a member of a team. Each employee will be expected to perform their job in a safe manner and report any safety concerns to Management. All McMenamin employees will also be expected to keep current on all company events, history, and products. Other duties are to be completed as assigned by the Manager on duty.

Requirements of the Job:
• Previous hotel related housekeeping is preferred but not required
• Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
• Ability to stay calm and friendly in stressful situations
• Ability to remain calm and focused in a high volume, deadline oriented work environment
• Ability to meet the attendance requirements of the job including having a flexible schedule including days, evenings, weekends and holidays required

Essential Functions of the Job:
• Efficiently and effectively clean hotel rooms and other general hotel areas used by hotel guests
• Safely lift and carry heavy objects with a hand truck or the help of another person if necessary
• Must have a value for diversity and the ability to work with individuals from different backgrounds
• Ability to work well independently and follow strict adherence to deadlines
• Work for long periods on feet including frequent walking and standing & stair climbing
• Perform repetitive movement such as pushing, pulling, bending, twisting and stooping, bending/resting on knees
• Perform fine hand manipulation including handling small and large objects
• Ability to communicate clearly and be positive, polite, and cooperative with co-workers, managers, and customers
• Work with chemicals used in cleaning and sanitizing

Most importantly, this job requires a positive attitude, a value for diversity, and a commitment to excellent customer service. Each employee is expected to come to work ready to have fun and be a positive force.


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