Hotel Maintenance

Newport, RI
Full Time


Housed in a mansion on Newport’s famed Cliff Walk, The Chanler offers 20 distinctive guestrooms elegantly decorated in various period styles along with 4 manicured acres of grounds.  The Hotel Maintenance Engineer is responsible for the general maintenance of the hotel and surrounding grounds.  Reports directly to the Director of Engineering.


  • Performs general maintenance to guestrooms promptly.
  • Responsible for maintaining the general condition of the hotel, guestrooms, and grounds with regards to basic repairs in Carpentry, Plumbing, Mechanics, minor Electrical, HVAC, and Painting.
  • Participates in the company preventative maintenance program for guestrooms, equipment, public space, grounds, and landscaping.
  • Perform general carpentry and repairs to furniture and structures such as cabinets, tables, windows, doors, and chairs.
  • Works on special projects assigned by management.
  • Maintains the cleanliness and organization of the work areas.
  • Tour’s hotel and guestrooms daily identifying items requiring engineering, housekeeping, or other departmental actions.
  • Responds quickly to guest requests in a friendly manner.  Follow-up is necessary too.
  • Must be attentive, helpful, and courteous to all guests, managers, and all other team members.
  • Has a basic understanding of PC operation and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software programs and internet use.
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work regularly which requires weekends.
  • Banquet Event setup and breakdown.
  • Snow removal with a plow and/or shovel.
  • Perform any other job duties as assigned.


  • Skilled in any of the following areas such as HVAC, Electrical, Carpentry, Dry Walling, Painting, Plumbing, Roofing, and Landscaping.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools used in a maintenance environment.
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience preferred in a commercial maintenance environment.
  • Effective verbal, written, and comprehension of the English language.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public and other team members.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to stand for long periods.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces when necessary.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, reach and climb a ladder.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Long hours are sometimes required.
  • Nights and weekends are required.
  • Must be able to work a flexible shift including nights and weekends while also being on-call.

Live and work in New England's premier summer destination. Revel in the Gilded Age with mansion tours, sailing, beach days, art galleries, shopping, and so much more. 

Employees of The Chanler are provided uniforms, parking, preferred pricing on food and beverage, health insurance, vision, and dental for individuals, families, couples, and domestic partners, 401K, and vacation paid time off. 


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