Commercial Porter
Light Industrial & Trade
Herndon VA Direct Hire Jul 17, 2024
Our client is a leader in managing commercial and residential properties throughout the Northern Virginia region. They have over 28 properties with a mission to provide exceptional service to their residents, commercial tenants, and support the local communities. They operate with long-term focus through consistent improvements, which extends to their employees. They offer an enjoyable, challenging atmosphere that emphasizes training and continued education with opportunities for personal growth and development.

As a Commercial Porter you would be responsible for the general upkeep of tow commercial shopping centers, one site is in Herndon, VA and the other is in Reston VA. Porter will take ownership of his or her shopping center and notify management of day-to-day occurrences on site as appropriate.  This is a direct hire position with pay range of $17.00-$20.00.


Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm.
Saturday- 7am-12/noon.

Commercial Porter Responsibilities:
  • Trash and debris removal throughout the property, including in trees, bushes, and landscaping.
  • Remove any signboards or wire signs at roadside or around the center.
  • Police all sidewalks, curbs, and lots.
  • Monitor tenant window signage to ensure adherence to the rules and regulations of the center.
  • Remove trash from sidewalk containers and replace bags, after lunch or as needed.
  • Monitor dumpster areas, clean up any bags left by tenants. Notify the Property Manager of possible fines to tenants.
  • Hose down the dumpster areas to clean if necessary.
  • Patrol the property for graffiti and remove immediately.
  • Clean ash urns. Sift, or replace if needed.
  • Inform Property Manager of any unauthorized tenant banners.
  • At the beginning and end of each day, ensure grease tank lids are closed to keep rainwater out.
  • Make sure all utility, maintenance and roof doors are closed and locked.
  • Note any vehicles parked overnight, for sale or commuter cars and inform Property Manager.
  • Sweep door mats for any common area entrances.
  • Check any common restrooms for cleanliness, supplies, lighting, and any maintenance problems every two hours. Report any deficiencies to the Property Manager.
  • Check all pole signs, straighten any that are leaning.
  • Check vacant spaces for leaks, water from plumbing, cleanliness, make sure they look good to show to new tenants.
  • Walk all parking lot areas to ensure tire stops are in place and are not broken. Reposition if out of place. Re anchor. Remove if broken and report.
  • Use weed killer to kill weeds in parking lot and sidewalk areas.
  • Clean windowsills at storefronts for the center.
  • Perform weekly roof inspections. Remove debris such as filters, bottles, etc. Clean debris and leaves from drains. In cold weather remove ice from drains.
  • Check batteries on fire exit lighting of common areas. Press for 1 full minute, lights should operate continuously.
  • Deliver inventory supplies list monthly to Property Manager and Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Cover photocells with tape (usually located above the electric room doors). Using the parking lot lighting map check all lighting for the lot, under the canopy over sidewalk, wall packs in back, and any common interior areas.
  • Check facades of the building for bird nests or other materials caught in signage or canopies.
  • Replace under canopy lights or common area lights that are out or lens covers that are loose.
  • When the weather is below 35 degrees turn on sprinkler room heaters and ensure proper operation. Verify all vacant tenants have heat and that thermostats are set to 58 degrees.
  • As of May 1, verify all vacant tenants have working AC and that the thermostats are set to 75 degrees.
  • Ice or snow? early start may be needed to shovel out handicap parking spaces, common area sidewalks. Place snow melt appropriately.
  • During summer months, assist with watering plants or flowers if needed.
  • Check under canopy lens covers and clean out bugs.

Commercial Porter Requirements and Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Specialized training and certification equivalent in specialized building trades
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Proficiency with all the tools and equipment appropriate to job responsibilities.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds or more.
  • Good oral communication and customer service skills, and the ability to use electronic communication devices.

What They Offer:
  • Health and Dental insurance
  • Flexible Spending Program
  • 401k
  • Short Term and Long-Term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holidays
  • Housing Discount for those living and working within
  • Paid Volunteer Days
  • Bereavement Leave

“Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Employment Enterprises, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, assign, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, U.S. Veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable law.”