Day porters are an essential part of the custodial staff. They work in public buildings and offices where their main responsibility is to ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of the premises. Day porters are expected to work all day on a shift basis as the need for cleanliness is eminent all day with so many people walking the lobbies and using restrooms in a public place.

A high school diploma and some cleaning experience is usually required for a porter position. Skills and knowledge of cleaning practices will be a plus to be able to provide justice to this job. When applying for a position as a day porter you will need to specify your skills and qualifications in your resume. See the sample resume of a porter to get idea how you can do this.


Day Porter Resume Example


Jack Corner

21 Opihi Street, Honolulu, HI 90000
(000) 999-9999
jack @ email . com


Dedicated and enthusiastic porter who is passionate about delivering meaningful results and contributing to the success of organization. Competent at cleaning and maintaining different types of areas in a public buildings. Possess a high energy and a true zeal for making a difference. Exceptional skills in cleaning using different chemicals and cleaning supplies. Conversant with the safe use of chemicals. Extensive experience in furniture polishing and restoration.

Floor Care: Vacuuming, mopping and carpet spot removal
Surface Care: Dusting, sanitizing, glass and window cleaning, furniture polishing and blinds cleaning
Waste Removal: Emptying trash and transporting waste to appropriate disposal areas
Light Maintenance: Replacing bulbs and restocking supplies


Brightstar, Honolulu, HI  

Mar 2010 – Present

Day Porter
• Clean surfaces in lobbies and activity areas
• Perform maintenance duties
• Sweep and mop floors using required chemicals
• Move and arrange furniture
• Empty waste receptacles and dispose trash
• Vacuum and shampoo rugs and carpets
• Dust furniture and replace light bulbs
• Clean bathrooms and replenish supplies
• Perform buffing activities on floor tiles

ABM Industries, Honolulu, HI

Jul 2009 – Mar 2010

• Cleaned the inside and outside of the premises
• Polished glass tops and silver ware
• Washed and disinfect restrooms
• Sanitized stairways and spills
• Dusted furniture and vacuum carpets
• Removed waste and performed light maintenance work

St. Andrew’s Public School, Honolulu, HI
High School Diploma – 2005

• Physically agile and dexterous
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Ability to operate manual and automatic cleaning tools