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Maintenance Engineer

Posted July 10, 2022

Graduate New Haven
New Haven, CT
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About This Job

Graduate Hotels® is seeking a Maintenance Technician to join Graduate New Haven and its brilliant team of hospitality enthusiasts.

Graduate Hotels create authentic, spirited spaces that connect travelers, students, and locals alike. Through thoughtfully curated design, creative F&B, and community-focused events, we create hotels worthy of their communities.  

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. 

Graduate Hotels is proud to be Great Place to Work-Certified™, proving that our associates feel our commitment to cultivate a culture of inspirational and supportive leadership.

Job Duties And Responsibilities

  • Performs general maintenance in guest units, building, back of house, common areas, exterior of building and grounds.
  • Will have a working knowledge of the use of hand tools and power tools, as well as for installing, repairing, troubleshooting carpentry, plumbing, electric, HVAC and IT equipment.
  • Repairs and installs appliances as needed with minimal supervision.
  • Performs maintenance on plumbing such as pipes, drains, faucets, disposals, showers, tubs, etc. on interior and exterior of building.
  • Rearranges and installs furniture throughout building as needed.
  • Repair drywall, wallpaper and millwork around property on interior and exterior of building.
  • Prepares and Paints multiple types of surfaces throughout interior and exterior of building.
  • Prevents and troubleshoots electrical issues on equipment, fixtures, outlets and switches.
  • Inspects and performs preventative maintenance in guestroom units, public areas, back of house and grounds.
  • Reports, responds to, and repairs safety issues in guest units, building, common areas, and equipment in interior and exterior of building.
  • Completes all daily assignments in a safe and timely manner.
  • Prioritizes work orders against daily assignments, keeping in constant contact with the department and/or the front desk and guests to update jobs completed.
  • Maintains the appearance of the property by picking trash and debris, responding and mopping up spills, cleaning interior and exterior fixtures, etc.
  • Removes snow and debris from exterior of building including sidewalks, drains, entrances and emergency exits of building.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education And Experience

  • Minimum of High School education, post-high school education preferred  
  • Minimum of 2 years in a Maintenance position, preferably within hotels  
  • Preferred but not necessary: Two (2) years of college or trade school equivalent in a mechanical, electrical, and/or technical disciplines 

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Basic math skills  
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and inwriting  
  • Ability to exceed expectations of guests and team members  
  • Excellent time management skills    
  • Detail oriented; strives for excellence in all assignments  

About Graduate Hotels®

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 35 hotels across the U.S. and U.K. Graduate Hotels is owned by Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners, a vertically integrated real estate developer, owner and operator. For more information on Graduate Hotels, please visit

  • Graduate Hotels is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Graduate New Haven

1151 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511

(475) 207-7070

72 Room Hotel

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Our Hotel

Prepare to be inspired. In our hotel, little moments of surprise and discovery meet you around each corner and down every corridor. Malin + Goetz amenities, complimentary wi-fi and other little luxuries enhance your stay.

A local landmark, Graduate New Haven sits in the heart of downtown, across the street from the Yale School of Art and steps from all the best shops, restaurants, galleries and theaters. Formerly the Hotel Duncan, our lodgings are steeped in history. Discover nods to campus icons and old-world details throughout.