Chief Engineer

About Us

Generator is on a journey. Appropriate, given that we're a hostel accommodation brand. The journey began in London, swung through a heap of European capitals and is now leaping the Atlantic to land in Miami. Fast Company named us one of the top 50 most innovative global companies. We, of course, agree. And now we want a pretty awesome Maintenance Engineer for Generator Miami. 

Here's the 'We're different' bit. Our spaces are safe and seriously social, in the proudest part of the beating heart of the cities we love. Cultural action, creative pulse and an outstanding way to waste some of the finite time the universe has given you - that's what Generator offers. Holds true for staff and visitors equally, and while chic design is always the backdrop, every Generator in every destination reflects the unique beat of that city's heart.  

About You
  • Report to the General Manager
  • Take ownership of the maintenance related responsibilities for the building to ensure that we create a truly unique Generator experience
  • Ensure that our social spaces embody the Generator brand and culture
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of, and ensure compliance with all statutory local legislation and regulation, in particular, H&S, building regulations and Fire Safety
  • Maintain all safety and asset register records at all times
  • Negotiate and monitor service level agreements with local contractors and suppliers
  • Take responsibility for all equipment onsite ensuring that it is maintained and ready for use at all times
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately in all directions so that the team understands its goals and is motivated to achieve them
  • Maintain and preserve the internal and external structure of the building
  • Ensure and identify where possible problems that may affect the guest experience and rectify in good time
  • Supervise the day to day operation in Maintenance e.g daily maintenance tasks and work orders
  • Assist the GM/FC in the formulation and delivery of the budgeted maintenance costs and CAPEX
  • Prepares and documents budget requests; administers adopted budget in department
  • Makes systematic checks on all guest room electrical appliances, circuits, televisions, refrigerators, and light fixtures: Must be able to repair most in-room deficiencies to ensure items are in working order
  • Respond to staff and guests request for immediate repairs
  • Be familiar with all major shut off stations including water, electric, sprinkler, fire alarm
  • Report requests for major repairs to GM
  • Utilizes basic hand and power tools required for general maintenance
  • Completes Preventative Maintenance program checklist and maintenance records
  • Assist General Manager in determining capital requests, and managing contracts for capital projects
  • Perform duties in accordance with Safety and Security Policies
  • Perform duties in accordance with OSHA and Blood Borne Pathogens regulations
  • The employee may be expected to work in other areas of the property when needed to assist operations to perform job duties not necessarily contained in this job description
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Have impeccable honesty
  • Have exceptional attention to detail
  • Be a problem solver, solutions creator
  • Be creative, innovative and digitally smart
  • Have appropriate experience ideally within the Leisure/Hospitality Sector
  • People Management
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Time Management
  • Project Management
  • Financial & Budget Control
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent years of relevant work experience required
  • Minimum  3 years in maintenance/grounds previous experience in a the hospitality industry
  • Must have working knowledge of general repair, plumbing, painting, HVAC or electrician
  • Strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal essential
  • Ability to work in a multi-tasking, fast paced environment
  • Friendly demeanor and good guest service and communication skills
  • Previous knowledge of MS Office
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving and prioritization abilities
  • Ability to work cohesively with fellow colleagues as part of a team
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times
  • Have Technical knowledge of electrical, plumbing and decoration
  • Outgoing personality, reliable, team worker, and good customer skills
  • Able to work independently and with others
  • May be indoor or outdoor setting
  • Varied weather conditions are expected
  • Will work near moving or mechanical parts
  • May work on high or precarious places
  • Varying schedule to include mornings, afternoons, evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required and possess the ability to do the following:
  • Physical mobility and stamina required
  • Majority of work shift requires standing or walking 90% of the work day
  • Frequent ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps. Climbing of stairs is required approximately 50% of the time
  • Frequently lifts, carries, pulls and/or pushes a maximum of 50 lbs
  • Able to lift and carry up to 40+ lbs. is common and up to 140 lbs. with assistance
  • Many tasks require twisting of the torso
  • Pushing and pulling actions are required in excess of 60-70% of the time
  • Crouching and kneeling are required for approximately 25% of the time, particularly when cleaning bathrooms and under furniture
  • Crawling is required approximately 10% of the time
  • Required to talk and hear
  • Close and distance vision
  • Employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms in any direction, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Continual use of manual dexterity and gross motor skills with frequent use of bi-manual dexterity and fine motor skills
  • Firm and simple grasping are required for all aspects of work and there may be some tasks requiring fine manipulation skills, such as using small tools for repairs
  • Constant kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instruction
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to answer pick up the telephone handle and attend to the caller
  • Ability to exert force on a regular and recurring basis and routine cleaning operations
  • Ability to work with cleaning chemicals
Must have the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Employment Requirements: Employees must be able to furnish necessary identification providing eligibility to work in the United States as defined in the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). If hired, the employee must complete and submit an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) at the start of employment. This position does not offer sponsorship of Work Visas.

Generator is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Work Place.