Floor Technician

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Floor Technician

Floor techs are responsible for cleaning, maintaining, and repairing carpeted and hard flooring surfaces in places such as hospitals, nursing homes, offices, and other buildings, to scrub, polish, and wax flooring of all types during full- and part-time work shifts. Floor techs must know how to work independently with very little supervision while functioning as part of a larger janitorial or cleaning team. They report to the team leader or supervisor.

Floor Tech Duties and Responsibilities

Day-to-day job duties for floor techs vary based on the type and size of building where they work and the different flooring used there. However, these core duties are commonly associated with the job:

  • Inspect Floors – Floor techs inspect floors for damage, and either repair the damage or report it to a supervisor if it cannot be quickly fixed.
  • Clean Floors – Floor techs perform a variety of tasks to clean floors. They use dry mops to pick up dust, hair, and debris, and use wet mops to thoroughly clean and polish. Floor techs vacuum and shampoo carpeted areas, disinfect floors with sanitizer, scrub floors to remove stains, and buff and wax hard flooring types. They also clean stairwells and elevators.
  • Remove Trash – Floor techs empty trash cans and waste from floors, then properly dispose of these materials.
  • Maintain Inventory and Equipment – Floor techs maintain their inventory of cleaning materials and order new items as needed. They also clean and properly store their supplies and equipment after use.

Floor Tech Skills and Qualifications

Floor techs are fast workers with a good eye for detail who can quickly spot and resolve problems.

  • Physical stamina – floor techs push heavy equipment and cleaning carts, stand and walk for most of their work shifts, and get down on their hands and knees to scrub stains, all of which require physical fitness
  • Communication skills – floor techs use verbal communication skills to successfully work within the janitorial team by relaying information and receiving instructions
  • Attention to detail – detail-oriented floor techs have an eye for spotting problems and small imperfections in floors
  • Mechanical ability – because floor techs work with electric floor machines, some mechanical ability is essential to this job
  • Problem-solving skills – floor techs use problem-solving skills to address flooring issues when they occur

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends


  • Floor Technician: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Typical start time:

  • 8:00 a.m.

Typical end time:

  • 6:00 p.m.

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi-weekly or Twice monthly

This Job Is Ideal for someone who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • High stress tolerance — thrives in a high-pressure environment

This Job Is:

  • A job for which candidates with military experience are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED
  • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply