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Housekeeper

Part-time

Posted September 15, 2022

Hotel Retlaw
Fond du Lac, WI
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Housekeeping in boutique hotel located in Downtown Fond du Lac, WI

Compensation

15.00

About This Job

Who this job will appeal to

This job will appeal to individuals that enjoy seeing a clean and sparkling room and have a sense of accomplishment in seeing the results of their work.

Why you will enjoy this job

An individual will enjoy this job if they like to clean and have an appreciation of the beauty that they provide guests upon completion of their work!

What you will be doing

GENERAL-PURPOSE

Cleans and prepares guest rooms and public areas by meeting established standards of cleanliness and propriety to assure guest satisfaction and maximize revenues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Retrieves items from shelves and storerooms, sets up cleaning cart with supplies, constantly maintaining carts and storerooms in a clean and orderly fashion to enhance efficiency and ease of cleaning rooms.
  • Cleans and wipes windows, doors, walls, closets, and fixtures in rooms, public areas, and hallways, often using ladders or stools to clean hard-to-reach areas, in order to maintain a clean, presentable and attractive facility at all times.
  • Washes shower walls and tub cleans toilet(s) and stall walls if applicable, wipes exposed pipes, cleans mirrors, sink(s), and walls in order to have a clean and sanitary guest and public restrooms.  
  • Replaces towels, soaps, and all room amenities and restocks literature that has been removed by the previous guests or is soiled and torn to ensure adequate supply for arriving guests.
  • Washes all hard floor areas (linoleum, tile, etc.) by hand to remove dirt and soiled areas.
  • Dust and polishes all furniture, fixtures, and wall hangings including using a duster to reach vents and ceiling corners to remove dust and cobwebs.  
  • Strips bed of all linen and remakes with fresh, checking bedspread, blankets, and bed pads for cleanliness, replacing if soiled.  Lifts mattresses to check for soil between mattresses and under the bed.
  • Checks closet for cleanliness, wiping closet door, handle, and overhead shelves, and restocking the guest room supplies such as hangers, extra blankets, and pillows.
  • Vacuums rooms, public areas, and hallways operating vacuums weighing up to 25lbs., and lifting/moving heavy furniture in order to vacuum the entire area of carpet including underneath furniture and hard to reach areas.
  • Inspects all door and window locks to ensure they are in working order and immediately alerts management to an unsecured or unsafe situation for the safety of guests and employees.
  • Inspects all room equipment (TV, lights/lamps, faucets, radios) to ensure the proper working order and immediately reports all room status and room maintenance deficiencies, in writing, to the Executive Housekeeper for prompt repair/resolution.
  • Secures and maintains custody of equipment, keys, and supplies at all times in order to protect and preserve hotel property.
  • Maintains a friendly, cheerful, and courteous demeanor at all times.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, requested, or deemed necessary by management.
  • Assists the laundry department by retrieving soiled linen from carts throughout the hotel, sorting laundry into correct size loads, utilizing industrial washers, dryers and pressers, folding and distributing the cleaned linen to storage closets and/or carts.
  • Cleans patio/balcony areas by sweeping or hosing the floor and wiping down all furniture and fixtures, picking up garbage, and cleaning patio/balcony doors and windows.
  • Provides assistance to other employees and departments to contribute to the best overall performance of the department and hotel.

The ideal candidate for this position

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge
    • Must have basic knowledge of general cleaning principles, use of cleaning products, and operation of standard cleaning equipment.
  • Skills
    • Must have vision ability to see minute debris and dirt in poorly lit areas, and to read written instructions and computer print-outs.
    • Must have the upper body strength to lift up to 50lbs. continually throughout an 8-hour shift.
    • Must have finger, hand, and upper body dexterity to push, pull and move levers, equipment, and furniture throughout the 8-hour shift.
    • Must be able to work with arms raised above head throughout an 8-hour shift.
    • Must be able to maneuver fully loaded maid cart, weighing up to 50lbs., through hallways and into/out of closets during the entire workday.
  •  Abilities
    • Must be able to understand and follow verbal/written instructions and communicate both verbally and in writing.
    • Education/Formal Training
    • Must possess a minimum of 9th grade reading/writing skills.
  • Experience 
    • None
  • Material/Equipment Used
    • Basic residential cleaning equipment such as vacuums, floor buffers, and carpet cleaning equipment.  Cleaning cart.  Ladder/stepping stool.  Commercial washers, dryers, and pressers. 
    • Exposure to hazardous chemicals on a continual basis.
  • Environment
    • Prolonged strenuous physical activity in an indoor climate-controlled environment.  Excessive heat and humidity in laundry.

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Hospital, Short-Term & Long Term, and Accident Insurance
  • 401k
  • Vacation and Sick Time Off
  • Free associate meals and parking
  • Discounts at Hotel Retlaw outlets
  • Discounts at Wyndham, Caesar Palace Hotels & Resorts, and Greenwood Hospitality Management Properties throughout the US
  • Planet Fitness Membership discount

*Some benefits are only eligible to full-time Ambassadors.

Greenwood Hospitality Management is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. If you need assistance, please contact humanresources@thehotelretlaw.com.

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About this Employer

Hotel Retlaw

1 North Main Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

(920) 204-0400

121 Room Hotel

www.thehotelretlaw.com

Our Hotel

Discover Hotel Retlaw, the perfect choice among hotels in Fond du Lac. We feature warm and welcome hospitality through personalized service. Step through our doors in the heart of downtown Fond du Lac and be immersed in the distant echoes of another era.

Hotel Retlaw has been restored to its former historical significance with a remarkable renovation completed in 2019. While the hallmark aesthetics of our property remain, contemporary elements can be found throughout, including stylish and unique décor.

About the company

At Greenwood Hospitality we believe in our culture “The Greenwood EFFECT” because it is everything we are made of: Engaged, Fun, Flexible, Equipped and Empowered, Community and Trust. We believe that forward-thinking, redefining excellence and partnership on all levels is our key to success. Our team members (a.k.a. Ambassadors) are our greatest asset and the heartbeat of our organization.

Hotel Retlaw strives to cultivate and attract talent that can provide positive guest services and works to assist and help colleagues to accomplish goals

Why people like to work here

Our Ambassadors are offered many benefits while being a part of the Greenwood Hospitality team. The following is a list of some of the benefits our Ambassadors enjoy access:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Hospital, Short-Term & Long Term, and Accident Insurance
  • 401k
  • Vacation and Sick Time Off
  • Free associate meals and parking
  • Discounts at Hotel Retlaw outlets
  • Discounts at Wyndham, Caesar Palace Hotels & Resorts, and Greenwood Hospitality Management Properties throughout the US
  • Planet Fitness Membership discount

    *Some benefits are only eligible to full-time Ambassadors.