Housekeeper (Weekend Premium)- Holiday Inn Express

Holland, MI
Part Time to Full Time
Holiday Inn Express Holland
Entry Level

The Holiday Inn Express is a fast-paced, high-energy workplace, with endless opportunities for advancement.  Come join the best team in the Hospitality Industry!

Housekeeper

Part-time and Full-time, FIRST SHIFT ONLY, Some Weekends Required (Sat-Sun)

Starting Wage $15 per hour - based on experience

$2 Weekend premium in effect from April 8 until October 1

Employee Benefits:

  • Hotel and restaurant discounts
  • Earned Paid Time Off for ALL Team Members
  • Insurance (health, vision, dental, life) for full time Team Members
  • Flexible schedules (dependent on position)
  • Holiday Pay
  • 8 hours of paid volunteer time per year (must be accredited)
  • Advancement opportunities
  • 100% paid maternity/paternity or adoption leave for those who qualify for FMLA
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Pine Rest (3 free counseling visits, online library, and access to legal, financial and elder care consultations)

Position Summary:

Responsible for the cleaning and overall appearance of guest rooms, hallways, and public areas while following Suburban Inns’ Core Values and IHG standards (Standards are available online at IHGmerlin.com ), as well as going above and beyond to ensure that guests are 100% satisfied.

Essential Functions:  

  • Report to work in uniform presented professionally, neat, and clean
  • Greet all guests in a friendly, positive manner.  Ask questions of guests and make personal connections to make them feel they are welcome and valued
  • Anticipate and meet the needs and expectations of our guests, then go one step further
  • Communicate regularly with the Executive or Assistant Executive Housekeeper to ensure all early outs, late check outs, etc. are taken care of accordingly
  • Stock housekeeping carts with supplies and amenities needed throughout the shift
  • Clean rooms according to Suburban Inns and IHG standards
  • Scrub floor, shower, bathtub, sink, and toilet in bathroom
  • Remove all used guest amenities, linens, and garbage
  • Restock amenities (i.e. coffee, soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Make beds while checking for damaged or stained linen at the same time
  • Dust and clean room furniture, decorations, appliances, and structural surfaces (i.e. wall fixtures, windowsills, vents, etc.)
  • Vacuum entire bedroom and hallway outside the door to the room
  • Complete extra tasks assigned(deep cleaning, hallways, storage, extra items)
  • Return any breakfast bar trays to the kitchen
  • Return roll-aways and cribs with fresh linen to the appropriate storage rooms
  • Bring all dirty laundry to the laundry room
  • Sort dirty laundry according to type, while looking for stained linen at the same time and keeping those separate
  • Inspect rooms for safety  and report any maintenance issues to the Executive or Assistant Executive Housekeeper
  • Report any special room issues (i.e. damage, smoke, pets, etc.) to the Executive or Assistant Executive Housekeeper
  • Report all missing or broken items and lost and found items to the Executive or Assistant Executive Housekeeper
  • Communicate to the Executive or Assistant Executive Housekeeper when rooms are cleaned
  • Ensure that all standards set by Suburban Inns and IHG are being followed at all times, while also maintaining a minimum of two rooms complete per hour
  • Assist in keeping all storage rooms organized
  • Maintain a positive attitude throughout the shift, and keep Team Member morale high
  • Exhibit regular and recurrent attendance records
  • Other duties as requested by management

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum Knowledge: Requires ability to interpret / extract information.  May require record keeping.  May have need for good communication skills
  • Formal Education and Job-Related Experience    
  • License, Registration, and/or Certification Required
  • External and Internal Personal Contact
  • Communications:    Daily- Verbal & Written                                                                                                                          Monthly- Participation in meetings
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: This job is part of a formal work team within the department  


Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

Stress Load: Regular exposure to stresses

Workload Fluctuation: The workload required to perform this job requires ability to adapt to change

Manual Skills: Some portions (10- 50%) of daily assignments involve application of manual skills requiring motor coordination in combination with finger dexterity, e.g., typing, handwriting, or machine operations

Physical Effort: Significant portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve prolonged standing, transporting material or equipment, or lifting, moving, or carrying heavy (over 30 pounds) materials for intermittent periods throughout the day

Physical Environment: Significant portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve exposure to dirt, odors, noise, or temperature / weather extremes.  Working surfaces may be un-level, slippery, or unstable

Work Schedule: Work regularly requires or varies between day, evening, holiday, or weekend assignments.  Schedule varies according to business demands and needs

Occupational Risks: Significant portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve occupational risk, such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, injuries from falls, or back injury sustained with assisting in moving, lifting, or positioning equipment or materials

Ergonomics Risks: Significant portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve ergonomic risk, such as regular repetitive tasks, forceful or prolonged exertions of the hands, vibration, cold temperatures, heavy lifting, pulling, pushing, or carrying of heavy objects, poor body mechanics, restrictive workstations, or awkward postures

Safety: Responsible for adhering to all safety policies and procedures of Suburban Inns

Required Travel: Position does not require travel to other Suburban Inns properties or client locations.  Work is completed on the property

Uniform and Appearance Guidelines:
Uniform: Uniform and name tag provided.  Close-toed shoes are the responsibility of the Team Member.

Appearance: All facial piercings must be approved by management. Gauges in ears are not allowed on anyone who’s primary job function is interacting with guests.  Hair must be of a natural color, and kept well-groomed. All tattoos that are not covered by a work uniform must be approved in writing by management. Any tattoo that is deemed offensive to co-workers, guests, vendors or others in the workplace based on racial, sexual, religious, ethnic, or other characteristics or attributes of a sensitive or legally protected nature are not permitted and must remain covered or concealed at all times. This policy will be administered by the position’s supervisor, without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, height, weight, genetics, familial status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The Director of Operations has the authority to veto any decision made by the position’s supervisor

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