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Maintenance Technician

Posted June 12, 2021

Graduate Iowa City
Iowa City, IA
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About This Job

Graduate Hotels®, is seeking a Maintenance Technician to join Graduate Iowa City and its wonderful team of hospitality enthusiasts. 

Graduate Hotels creates authentic, playful spaces that connect a community's travelers, students, and locals. Through thoughtfully curated design, creative F&B and community-focused events, we create hotels worthy of their hometown.

We are a diverse team of experience makers and storytellers. As a Graduate Hotels team member, you are the local insider shaping guest experiences. Our goal is to make every guest feel like a local even if it's their first time in town. In order to help you deliver on that goal, we encourage our team members to embody the same mindset as our guests through Graduate experiences and encouraged community exploration.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure that all maintenance functions, including preventative maintenance are completed in a timely manner and are safety compliant.
  • Oversees the property grounds, public areas and hotel guest rooms
  • Conducts preventative maintenance to prevent breakdowns in hotel accommodations
  • Paints, replaces electrical accessories, maintains HVAC
  • Responds to guest complaints in a timely manner
  • Fulfills work orders in a timely manner
  • Completes daily rounds, identifying and reporting problems
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 3 years in a hotel maintenance position
  • In-depth knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, electrical and general carpentry

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to exceed expectations of guests and team members
  • Excellent time management skills

TRAVEL

  • Rarely

JOB COMPETENCIES

  • Commitment to Task: Demonstrates dependability and shows a sense of urgency about getting results; willing to commit the hours it takes to get the job completed; takes responsibility for actions and achieves results; overcomes obstacles.
  • Communication Skills: Presents ideas, concepts, and information effectively and clearly through the spoken word; actively listens; communicates comfortably with various audiences; responds effectively to questions.
  • Flexibility: Adapts and changes course of action when appropriate; effectively transitions from task to task; deals well with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; maintains objectives amidst shifting priorities.
  • Initiative: Takes action proactively; addresses issues or opportunities without supervision; focuses on desired results and accomplishments; demonstrates clear purpose, enthusiasm, and a "can-do" attitude.
  • Managing Execution: Manages multiple projects and effectively prioritizes tasks, responsibilities, and goals; uses goals to guide actions and creates detailed action plans; organizes and schedules people and tasks; utilizes resources effectively to meet goals.
  • Teamwork: Works cooperatively with others to accomplish business goals and objectives; asks others for their ideas and opinions; supports team's decisions; contributes to the team's efforts.

ABOUT US

Graduate Hotels is a hand-crafted collection of hotels that reside in dynamic university-anchored towns across the country. Each hotel pays homage to the heritage of its unique town through cultural nods to the local community. Launched in 2014, there are currently 19 open and operating hotels across the U.S. and an additional 15 hotels under development slated to open by the end of 2020. Graduate Hotels is owned by Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners, a Chicago-based vertically integrated real estate developer, owner, and operator. For more information on Graduate Hotels, please visit graduatehotels.com.

Graduate Hotels Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Graduate Hotels Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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About this Employer

Graduate Iowa City

210 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

(319) 337-4058

231 Room Hotel

www.graduatehotels.com

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Our Hotel

Graduate Iowa City is more than just a place to lay your head. While you’re with us, tee off in our Topgolf Swing Suite, grab a cocktail at our laid-back throwback, Gene’s, and sip an espresso at Poindexter Coffee, Graduate Hotels’ coffee concept. We’re the perfect spot for Hawkeyes – and their dogs! Pets stay free at Graduate Hotels.

We are proudly perched on the Ped Mall and a twenty-minute walk from Kinnick Stadium, just ‘cross the river from campus. We’re home team for Hawkeye games or a downtown caucus. The cafe is ripe for riffing on policy and opinion over cocktails and coffees and our bar is stocked with downhome vibes and tapped for fun.

With more than 9,000 square feet of meeting and event space, our hotel has a large ballroom, flexible event space, breakout rooms and a boardroom designed to accommodate groups up to 600 for weddings, social gatherings, receptions, corporate meetings and much more.