The Durst Organization

  • Porter

    US-NY-New York
    # of Openings
    Building Services
  • Durst Profile

    The Durst Organization, founded in 1915 by Joseph Durst, is the owner, manager and builder of 13 million square feet of premiere Manhattan office towers and 1,250 units of residential rental housing. The Durst Organization built the most environmentally advanced skyscraper in the United States, the 2.1 million square foot LEED Platinum Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park. The Organization is recognized as a world leader in the development of high-performance and environmentally advanced commercial and residential properties.

    The Durst Organization continues to grow and seek out new opportunities for innovative commercial and residential development in and around New York City.


    Candidate will create a positive experience by providing outstanding customer service to building tenants, guests, and prospects.  Responsibilities will include ensuring that designated areas are clean and well organized at all times.


    Candidates must be flexible and able to work all of the following shifts as needed:

    • 8:00am-4:00pm
    • 9:00am-5:00pm
    • 5:00pm-12:30am
    • 5:15pm-12:45am
    • 12:00am-8:00am


    Clean Lavatories

    Includes empting all waste receptacles and replacing with a new clear plastic liner; thoroughly clean all fixtures (i.e., toilet bowls, urinal, sinks, partitions, mirrors) with an approved disinfectant; replenish all soap and paper dispensers; and thoroughly wash all floors with an approved disinfectant.


    Floor Care

    Machine scrub floors making sure the corners are thoroughly cleaned. Thoroughly rinse scrubbed floor areas and apply floor finish. Thoroughly sweep, damp mop and spray buff  hard floor surfaces.

    Note: Special care must be taken not to splash solution on walls, doors and furniture.


    Rubbish Collection

    Operate freight elevator, remove all rubbish from designated freight elevator lobbies. Ensure that all floors (freight lobbies) are thoroughly swept and mopped.


    Rubbish Disposal

    Ensure all collected rubbish is disposed of in the proper compactors (i.e., wet or dry trash).  

    Note: If you are not sure of items to be discarded, contact your supervisor immediately.




    Areas of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Perform heavy physical labor moving and pushing large amounts of trash
    • Ability to operate freight car and compactor
    • Operate heavy and specialized equipment safely and efficiently
    • Operate tools and equipment in general custodial work
    • Meet schedule and timelines
    • Work cooperatively with others
    • Observe health and safety regulations
    • Understand and follow work directions as provided by supervisor
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Ability to utilize two way radio to receive information and assignments and report on project and assignment progress from various locations
    • Work is performed while standing and or walking
    • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations
    • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, lifting and reaching
    • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push, swing or pull medium weights up to 75 pounds, which includes lifting over head
    • Requires activities that involve being around moving machinery, exposure to changes in temperature, and exposure to dust and chemical fumes





    Physical Demands and Work Environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Physical demands: While performing duties of this job, employee is expected to perform moderate physical labor. Work is performed while standing and/or walking; requires bending, squatting, crawling, and reaching; the use of hands to finger to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; crouch; bend; talk; and hear.  Requires activities that involve exposure to dust and chemical fumes. The employee must have the ability to lift, carry, push or pull medium weights up to 75lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


    Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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