Engineer Technician

Miami, Florida

Position: Engineering Technician
Department: Engineering Services
Purpose: To ensure that the hotel guest rooms and building is properly maintained in proper working conditions. Performs general repair and maintenance such as painting, plumbing and electrical systems.  Checks electrical systems such as A/C controls, television sets, lighting systems, and makes minor repairs and replacements. Performs guest room calls and repairs.
Reports to: Chief Engineer, Engineering Supervisor

Essential Functions: 

  • Make repairs to hotel air conditioning system (i.e. change or clean filters, clean coils, replace motors, water valves, actuators, heating strips, purge water lines etc.)
  • Perform preventive maintenance on all equipment (i.e. boilers, chillers, HVC-Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, electrical, etc.).
  • Take required readings on equipment.    
  • Test cooling tower and record readings.
  • Replace and program televisions as needed.
  • Replaced light switches, receptacles, light bulb and fixtures.
  • Perform furniture repair.
  • Replaced and repair pumps.
  • Perform plumbing repairs (i.e. clogged drains, copper pipe, change washers, change handles, drain fittings, etc.).
  • Trace and repair all types of water lines.
  • Troubleshoot and repair kitchen equipment.
  • Maintain repair and preventive maintenance records.
  • Perform and maintain work to local, state and Federal codes.
  • Paint designated areas.
  • Repair and finish sheet rock.
  • Repair all types of wall coverings.
  • Repair and program hotel electronic lock system.
  • Perform assignments and specific projects requested by management.
  • Perform all routine building inspection checklists.
  • Fill out Daily Call Log Report and Incident Reports as needed.
  • Clean all work areas after completing job.
  • Maintain all mechanical items in guest rooms and public areas.
  • Receive direction for house calls via radio.
  • Assist other engineers and mechanics with assignments, work as a team.
  • Maintain all grounds and landscaping.
  • Pressure washing as needed.
  • Have a thorough understanding of Novotel Miami Brickell fire alarm procedures and other emergencies.
  • Follow procedures for elevator entrapment.
  • Follow procedures reporting in response to water leak.
  • Follow procedures in response to fire alarm.
  • Have a thorough understanding of Novotel Miami Brickell Hotel rules, regulations and SOPs.
  • Perform assignments and specific projects requested by management.

 Tools and Equipment:

  • Telephone, pen/pencil, photo-copying machine.
  • All engineering related tools and equipment.
  • All cleaning equipment.

 Working Environment:

  • Interior of hotel, in all areas of the hotel. Exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures.
  • Exterior of hotel with exposure to weather conditions.
  • Flexible and long hours sometimes require.
  • Heavy work- Exerting 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.
  • Exposure to various hazardous chemicals.



  • Minimum two years’ work related experience in maintenance department required.
  • Hotel experience highly desired.


  • Reliable, honest, dependable.
  • Excellent customer service skills, enthusiastic, out-going personality and interpersonal skills.
  • Guest relations etiquette.
  • Problem solving techniques.
  • Ability to perform basic heating and air-condition repair.
  • Ability to perform basic painting and caulking skills.
  • Ability to perform Basic Maintenance Skills. Plumbing, A/C Filter Changes, Clean Coils, Electrical work and Carpenter work.
  • Knowledge of preventive maintenance methods and techniques for maintaining equipment.
  • Ability to perform tests to check for normal operation of hotel’s equipment.
  • Ability to identify the appropriate tools, parts, and equipment for use in performing a maintenance job
  • Maintenance Certification desired
  • Skills in the use of fire equipment (ex. Fire hoses, and hand-held extinguishers)

*Position requires to be available to work Morning, Afternoon, and Overnight Shifts*

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