JOB OPENING: Maintenance / Custodian

Maintenance / Custodian

UNITE HERE Local 11 is a progressive, movement-based labor union working to improve labor standards in the hospitality sector. Based in Los Angeles, we represent more than 35,000 workers employed in hotels, restaurants, airports, sports arenas, and convention centers throughout Southern California and Arizona.
We are seeking a responsible, dedicated individual to join our maintenance team. Working under the general supervision of the Operations Manager, the custodian is responsible for overall building and grounds maintenance, repair functions, and preparation for and assistance with events and actions.
UNITE HERE Local 11 has four offices in California (Los Angeles, Garden Grove, Inglewood, and Long Beach) and one in Phoenix, Arizona. This position works primarily from our main offices in Los Angeles.


  • Ensure spaces are prepared for the next day by gathering and taking out trash, dusting, cleaning and polishing furniture, machines, equipment, walls, ceilings, vents, and fixtures.
  • Set up, arrange and remove decorations, tables, chairs, ladders, etc. to prepare facilities for events such as banquets and meetings.
  • Sweep and mop floors, clean up spills, vacuum and shampoo carpets.
  • Service, clean, and supply restrooms and kitchens (e.g. soap, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Wash mirrors, glass partitions and windows.
  • Clear out and clean refrigerators.
  • Maintain outer premises, green space and parking lots, by watering plants, trimming bushes, removing weeds, using hand and power trimmers, cleaning entrances using broom and/or blower.
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs (replacing lights, fixing door handles, minor leaks, painting, etc.)
  • Report vandalism and the need for major repairs and oversee repairs.
  • Keep cleaning supplies in stock, requisition supplies and equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties.
  • Secure facilities after operating hours by locking doors, closing windows and setting the alarm.
  • Undertake occasional tasks such as lifting heavy items, moving chairs/furniture etc. either manually or using hand trucks.
  • Track inventory for supplies and ordering.
  • Distribute and assist with action supplies and equipment.

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of proper use and maintenance of hand tools and to operate cleaning/maintenance equipment, such as floor buffers, carpet shampooers, vacuums, mops, brooms, dusters, and various hand tools
  • Knowledge of proper handling of cleaning chemicals and materials
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and under deadlines
  • Attention to detail and conscientiousness
  • Ability to coordinate several concurrent assignments
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and work as a team with those contacted in the performance of duties
  • Ability to maintain communication with supervisor and director
  • Familiarity with basic landscaping and handyman practices
  • Ability to perform the physical aspects of the job as described above
  • Basic math skills
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Pay & Benefits

Pay and benefits are determined by the Local 11 staff union contract. The pay rate for probationary maintenance staff in 2022 was $19.02/hour. Benefits include health, vision, dental, life, employer contributions to a union pension fund, and legal services.

To Apply

Email a resume and three professional references to dosborn[at]unitehere11[dot]org with the subject line “Maintenance Position Application.”