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Janitors are responsible for keeping facilities clean and orderly. Use these sample interview questions to help you find the best person for the job.

For some more specialized roles, janitors might need to operate special machinery, use chemical cleaners or make minor repairs.

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Janitor interview questions

  • Tell us about your Janitor experience. What were your main responsibilities?
  • Do you have experience with cleaning machinery?
  • What was your favorite thing about your last role?
  • How would you clean in a busy area?
  • How do you look after your equipment?
  • What would you do if you noticed an issue that needed major repairs?
  • How do you stay motivated?
  • Have you ever had to solve a problem on your own because your supervisor wasn’t there? What happened?
  • Has anyone ever criticized your work? What happened?
  • What’s the most frustrating thing about this role?
  • What would you do if you noticed one of your co-workers stealing supplies?

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