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Company Name: Island Hospitality


The Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown a leader in the hospitality industry, is offering an exciting opportunity for seasoned maintenance professional. The Chief Engineer is responsible for the overall upkeep and maintenance of the hotel.


At Island Hospitality, we emphasize training and constantly strive to foster a learning environment that provides clear career paths for all team members regardless of entry level into the Island organization. We provide training programs to new team members and ensure that our current team member training is an on-going and continuous process.

Benefits Package

Island Hospitality offers team members an industry competitive benefits package that helps to ensure that your career can grow with Island Hospitality. We know the hospitality business is about people – including you! Our benefits include the following:

Ø Wellness: We offer health benefits

Ø Planning for Your Future: 401(k) Retirement plan – IHM Matches 100% up to 3% of your salary and an extra 50% on the next 2% of your salary. 401(k) is fully vested upon first contribution

Ø Taking Time For You: Paid vacation and sick time as well as free room nights at our hotels

Ø Rewarding Hard Work: Incentive-based bonuses

Ø On-going Development: In-house training program

Ø Career Development: Throughout your career with Island Hospitality, we will ensure your success by

providing training and career growth opportunities


Essential job functions:

  • Troubleshooting and repairing malfunctions in electrical/mechanical/plumbing systems (e.g. HVAC, boilers, fire systems, refrigeration systems, lighting, appliances & other hotel equipment).
  • Conducting ongoing room preventative maintenance program (see maintenance  manual for system specifics)
  • Resolving maintenance  problems, complaints, and work orders to prioritize and schedule work.
  • Carpentry and painting skills, as well as drywall and carpet repair work, is a plus. Inspecting property to identify potential and current needs.
  • Ensuring department expenditures meet budget requirements. Assisting with the capital budget process.
  • Soliciting bids from contractors and evaluating their proposals with hotel management.
  • Coordinating with local health, safety, fire, and building inspectors to ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations.
  • Ensure pool is properly maintained to include cleanliness and chemical content.
  • Maintaining the building exterior if not serviced by a contractor (e.g. lawn care, painting, etc). Supervising and scheduling of maintenance  staff.


Job Requirements:

  • Prior hotel maintenance experience of at least 4 years or more is a plus.
  • Previous experience in management of maintenance/engineering specific to electrical, plumbing, HVAC system, ventilation system and carpentry.
  • Working knowledge and experience with swimming pool maintenance. Experience ordering supplies and inventory.
  • Must be able to maintain guest satisfaction scores at brand standard or higher and all Internal Audit/Corporate standards set forth by Island Hospitality.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with guests and staff. Must be able to lead a Team of 2 or more people.


Equal Opportunity Employer


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Property Data:

Property Name Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown
Job State New Hampshire
Country United States
Property Type Full Service
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