Porter Job Description

Porters are workers who carry hotel guests’ luggage and accompany guests to their rooms, carry travelers’ baggage at airports, in railway stations and on board ships. Porters clean and maintain public areas and passengers’ rooms aboard ships and trains. Porters are generally employed by airports, hotels, railway companies and warehouses.

Porter usually works under the direction of the Manager or Supervisor. He is also responsible for keeping premises in clean and orderly condition. In addition, this professional is also responsible for adhering to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of the company.

Example Titles of Porter
• Redcap
• Bellhop
• Luggage Attendant
• Hotel Doorkeeper

Following is a universal resume example of a porter. You may use this template to make your own resume for this position. This resume contains all the information and keywords required for this position. Just tailor this sample as per employer’s requirements. Include this porter cover letter to support your resume.


Porter Resume Example


John Smith

98 Example Street, Aberdeen, MD 98777
(999) 999-9999, Email


Guest-oriented, energetic professional with 5+ years’ general maintenance and housekeeping experience. Proven record of cleaning warehouse, offices, break room, rest rooms, hallways, lobby, corridors and other work areas. In-depth knowledge of complex tools and machinery used for housekeeping.

• Highly skilled in operating shredder and baler
• Able to give accurate and detailed information about work done
• Able to use accurate cleaning supplies
• Thorough understanding of performing light maintenance tasks
• Comprehensive knowledge of replenishing bathroom and break room supplies
• Profound capability of learning new equipment’s functionality


Porter | C&S Wholesale Grocers – Aberdeen, MD | May 2010 – Present

• Kept the warehouse passageways free of spills, damaged product, oil and grease by using the proper equipment
• Pulled products out of the slot with an electric pallet jack and cleaned behind it with the appropriate supplies and a scrubber
• Cleaned the restrooms with a bleach-based cleaner
• Sanitized break areas and offices

Kitchen Porter | Coach – New York, NY | Jan 2010 – May 2010

• Setup conference room; table, chair and room configurations
• Cleaned and maintained rooms
• Restocked kitchen supplies for all pantries
• Prepared early morning coffee in pantry
• Ensured proper supplies are obtainable for meetings
• Replenished cleaning supplies
• Picked up all trash in rooms, pantries, work stations and offices on designated floors
• Performed a variety of routine maintenance such as changing light bulbs
• Maintained copier areas so that they are sanitary and arranged
• Cleaned and maintained pantries and kitchens


G.E.D | City School, Aberdeen, MD

Valid driver’s license | Maryland

• Excellent time management skills
• Proven ability to follow orders and work independently
• Able to stand and walk throughout scheduled shift and overtime
• Ability to perform heavy lifting
• Skilled in MS Word and Excel