Semi Skill Laborer

  • Houston, Texas
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $15.00 - $17.85 Hourly USD

Job Description


Applications will be accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Division / Section: Bush Intercontinental (IAH) - William P. Hobby (HOU) / Terminal Management-Custodial Services
Workdays & Hours: * Varied (Shift work, including rotation, weekends and holidays)
subject to change*

The Custodial Services team throughout the Houston Airport System serves a wide scope of internal and external customers and tenants including, but not limited to enhance the customer experience and meet airport standards by cleaning and maintaining terminal facilities, restrooms, offices, and buildings. The mission of the team is to WOW passengers by executing a "can do" attitude and respond quickly to meet and exceed their expectations by maintaining facilities that are worthy of Skytrax 5-star ratings in cleanliness, appearance and function. The team is expected to interface with airport customers using the core values of the organization (Integrity, Courtesy and, Respect).

The purpose of the Semi-Skilled Laborer position is clean and maintain terminal facilities, restrooms and buildings to enhance the customer experience and meet "opening day fresh" standards. This position provides basic maintenance and repair to structures, facilities and equipment to ensure a safe and clean environment. Builds long term relationships with airlines, tenants and other customers based on trust and commitment by proactively responding to customer concerns. May operate vehicles to and from work locations. Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required.

The Semi-Skilled Laborer duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Performs cleaning and maintaining multi-unit and single restrooms; hard surface floors and carpets; high dusting and window cleaning; and, emergency response biohazard cleaning services
  • Operates hand tool equipment when needed to perform a variety of heavy cleaning task including scrubbing floors, polishing floors, large area vacuuming, stripping floor finish, waxing floors and sealing floors
  • Monitors inventory control
  • Performs basic maintenance and repairs to structures, facilities and equipment, i.e. housekeeping activities
  • Performs additional miscellaneous assignments as required

The position requires extensive, near-continuous physical exertion such as repeated lifting of very heavy objects (more than 80 pounds), deep bending, climbing steps and/or assuming awkward positions. There are routine exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture and air pollution. The position may involve periodic exposure to chemical substances and physical trauma of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises and minor burns. Requires the ability to make coordinated gross motor movements in response to changing external stimuli within moderately demanding tolerances; or the ability to make coordinated eye/hand movements on a patterned response space within low tolerance demands with no real speed requirements. This job requires the ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time on a hard-surfaced floor


Ability to read, write, add, subtract and follow oral and/or basic written instructions as might normally be acquired through 9 to 11 years of formal schooling. No special knowledge of any subject area or technical field is required.

Six (6) months of related experience are required.

Must have a valid Texas Class C driver's license and comply with the City of Houston's policy on driving.


**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

Preference will be given to applicants with hard floor care maintenance experience or custodial experience. Bilingual/multilingual is a plus. A certification toward the related experience of this position is a plus.


The selection process will involve application review and/or interview. Department may administer skills assessment test.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITIONYES - If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Pay Grade 6


Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.


Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at:

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by
visiting: or call (281-233-1858). If you need special services or accommodations, call (281-233-1858). (TTY 7-1-1)
If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume along with their completed application when applying. For further information pertaining to the Houston Airport System, please
visit: https://

EOE Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
Closing Date/Time: 8/9/2022 11:59 PM Central

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