- Time management
- Communication skills
- Writing skills
- Organizational skills
- Basic math
- Life insurance
- Disability insurance
- Health insurance
- Vision insurance
- Dental insurance
Job Description Summary
The Engineer performs general maintenance work to ensure hotel physical plant quality and safety standards are achieved and maintained. The Engineer takes care of the building, equipment and grounds of the hotel. This position will perform maintenance and repairs, and preventative maintenance, to all areas of the hotel.
The Engineer sets the tone for Sonesta’s mission by always going above and beyond for our guests. The role’s primary responsibility is to perform routine maintenance and skilled repairs to the building and equipment. The Engineer shall provide attentive and courteous service to guests, assist guests with inquiries, and ensure their stay with Sonesta is filled with Amazing Moments .
The ideal candidate has a passion for hospitality and providing exceptional guest service.
Interior and exterior of building with potential for guest facing contact.
Exposure to extreme temperatures inside and outside of the building.
Must be able to exert in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
Frequent bending, kneeling, climbing, stooping and reaching.
Ability to stand during entire shift.
Expected Hours of Work
Must be flexible to work variable days of the week to include weekends and holidays.
Must be flexible to work variable shifts (days, nights, overnights).
Ten to twelve hour shifts sometimes required.
Education and Experience
Specialized knowledge and skills or certification within a field or discipline such as plumbing, electrician, carpentry, equipment mechanics, HVAC, refrigeration, etc.
Trade school and/or college course work in related field preferred.
Experience in a hotel or a related field preferred.
Principle duties and responsibilities (Essential Functions) include:
Perform general maintenance and repairs for assigned area of expertise such as the interior and exterior of buildings, hotel rooms and contents, laundry and kitchen/refrigeration equipment, lighting, heating, air conditioning (HVAC), ventilation, water treatment systems, and swimming pool, etc.
Perform preventative maintenance on a regular basis and ensure that assigned equipment is maintained and operational.
Adhere to federal, state and local safety regulations, brand standards and other compliance requirements.
Report all unsafe conditions or malfunctioning equipment to supervisor.
Follow procedures that ensure the security of inventory and assets such as tools, supplies, equipment, furniture, televisions, etc.
Replenish supplies and inventory in a timely and efficient manner and minimizes waste.
Take required readings on equipment.
Replace and program televisions as needed.
Replace light switches, receptacles, light bulbs and fixtures.
Paint designated areas and perform plumbing repairs (i.e. clogged drains, copper pipe, change washers, change handles, drain fittings, etc).
Understand and be able to read blueprints and wiring diagrams.
Refurbish furniture and fixtures and repair all types of wall coverings.
Repair and program hotel electronic lock system.
Deal with reasonable complaints/requests with professionalism and patience.
Display professional appearance and demeanor at all times.
Attend departmental pre-shift and mandatory meetings.
Perform other duties as requested by management.
Qualifications and Skills
Attentive, friendly, helpful and courteous to all guests, managers and fellow employees.
Ability to prioritize and multitask.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Reading and writing abilities are utilized in order to document or record all tasks completed, to order supplies, to receive instructions for the day and/or to read equipment repair manuals.
Mathematical skills, including basic math, percentages, quantities, and variances.
Professional verbal communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
Prioritization and time management skills.
Go Beyond @SonestaHotels
WHO WE ARE
We are an organization made up of people, thoughts and ideas – all working towards fulfilling our simple mission: To wow every guest, team member, partner & community we operate in by delivering quality, value & amazing hospitality .
We will achieve our mission by being passionate about exceeding expectations - by being persistent, resilient, and constantly seeking new and creative ways to succeed. Doing the Right Thing and Going Beyond are our principles that guide everything we do.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.
The statements in this job description are intended to represent the key duties and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be ALL responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This job description is subject to change at any time.
Additional Job Description
Sonesta recognizes that benefits play a vital role in helping ensure the health and financial security of employees and their families. We offer a variety of benefits to our employees including:
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Health Savings Account with Company Match
401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
Paid Vacation and Sick Days
Sonesta Hotel Discounts
Paid Parental Leave
Company Paid Life Insurance
Company Paid Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
Various Employee Perks and Discounts
Upon submitting your application, please ensure you complete a full application in addition to attaching a resume. Incomplete applications received will not be considered.