Housekeeping Houseman, Magnolia Houston
posted on 2017-01-27 / Houston, TX
The Houseman is Housekeeping’s “Swiss Army knife” as he or she will be called to do many different tasks; such as delivering a crib or rollaway bed, work a buffer to polish a floor, clean the Hotel’s drive, take ice to a room, stock supplies for the Room Attendants, as well as be the overall go to person for Housekeeping.
Here is what Anthony T. from the Denver Magnolia Hotel says about working as a Housekeeping Houseman: “I have worked at the Magnolia Hotel for the past 7 years and have enjoyed every bit of it as a houseman. I enjoy knowing that a guest is happy especially after delivering an item that they have requested and generally just taking care of their needs. The Magnolia Hotel and its employees have been a family to me by providing me employment and opportunities to grow.”
Some duties and responsibilities of the Housekeeping Houseman position include:
Keep hotel public areas inside and out, clean and stocked throughout the shift as scheduled or instructed by Housekeeping management. Make deliveries to guest rooms for guest requested items such as amenities, rollaway beds, cribs, bedding, etc. and follow instructed procedures for entering a guest room when the room is occupied by a guest. Properly report maintenance problems found in the Hotel during your shift. Keep designated storage areas clean and orderly and follow instructions for stocking linen and/or supply closets. Complete any special projects as given by Housekeeping Management. Always look sharp as this is a “face the guest” position.
Some desired qualifications for the Housekeeping Houseman position include:
Able to meet physical qualifications of the job, which include bending, twisting, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling and long periods of standing. Able to work as part of a team to assist others to complete assignments. Previous Houseman, Room Attendant or building maintenance experience.