Maintenance Engineer Maintenance Engineer

You will be responsible for the continuous running of the equipment and machinery. In the heart of a busy Restaurant or Hotel if anything goes wrong it can cause serious problems and it will be down to you to save the day. 

Job Summary

  • Ensuring the building functions properly at all times, and that any problems following equipment breakdowns or other difficulties cause minimum inconvenience
  • Make arrangements with suitable contractors, co-ordinating and supervising their work
  • Organise routine servicing schedules
  • Logs will be kept of when particular items of equipment have been serviced, checked for safety and repaired or replaced
  • Keeping the inventory of all equipment in the hotel
  • Ensure the highest standards of health and safety
  • Efficient running and maintenance of boilers for hot water and central heating, air conditioning plant, equipment in the kitchen, laundry, restaurant, guests' use (TVs, trouser presses, hair dryers, etc.), lighting and fire safety equipment
  • Responsible for fire safety: checking that fire exits are kept clear, that equipment is in place and regularly tested and maintained
  • Controlling energy costs

Skills required

  • Good practical and technical skills
  • Responsible
  • The ability to manage a varied work load
  • Health and safety
  • Fire safety
  • A background of IT and science
  • Experience in a similar role

Qualifications and Training

You will need some form of qualifications to be an engineer. You may want to consider further study in college for BTECs, or else there are many apprenticeships which give you hands-on experience; a common start for many maintenance engineers

Salary Expectations

A Maintenance Engineer can expect to earn between £18,000 and £25,000 at the beginning of their career; and as the progress and gain experience they can earn as much as £35,000

Salary rates vary depending upon your experience, as well as the company. These figures are only intended as a guide.*

The bonus bits…

Plenty of opportunities for career progression and a growing salary

You are able to move across the hospitality industry – your skills are highly transferable!

*Figures from caterer.com December 2015