Maintenance Technician

  • Job Reference: 11150
  • Date Posted: 3 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Apex Hotels Ltd
  • Location: Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £14.00 per hour plus excellent benefits, perks and paid overtime
  • Sector: Skilled Trades
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Why join Apex Hotels?

You will receive a warm welcome into the Apex family on joining us as a Maintenance Technician in Edinburgh.  We genuinely care about our guests and each other and we show this through our family values of Trust, Passion, Friendliness and Teamwork. We encourage you to bring your own unique personality to the role and being yourself whilst working as part of the Maintenance and Engineering Team as we believe it is our personality, style and friendliness that makes Apex Hotels 

Starting your Journey:

As a Technician working within our maintenance team, you will provide our hotel with the practical hands-on skills and trade based knowledge that is required to maintain all guest facilities, hotel plant and systems in a safe and immaculate condition. Core to your role will be our Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) through which you will receive and perform a wide range of practical tasks and activities in a timely and work safe manner, to include;

  • Painting - Surfaces preparation, application of paint to walls and woodwork
  • Bathroom Maintenance- Tile replacement, replacement of grouting & sealant, repair of fixtures and fittings,
  • Plumbing- Minor pipework repairs, replacement of taps/ fittings/ sanitaryware, unblocking of wastes, servicing of TMVs
  • Air conditioning - Basic refrigeration maintenance, cleaning of air filters/ coils/ strainers
  • Electrical - Minor electrical works such as replacing damaged sockets/ switches, lamp replacement, light fitting replacement, resetting of trippages, repair of small appliances, periodic safety checks
  • Carpentry/ joinery- adjustment of doors, adjustment/ replacement of door closures, minor furniture repairs, replacement of smoke seals, lock replacements
  • Plant Maintenance - Replacing AHU filters, cleaning of strainers, intake/ extracts, swimming pool maintenance, valve exercising, perform operational checks to plant
  • Periodic Safety Checks- the inspection and testing of fire doors, fire alarms, sprinkler systems, emergency lighting, fire safety interfaces, fire extinguishers, smoke vents, the undertaking of legionella control measures
  • Security - Door lock programming and battery replacement, bedroom safe openings
  • General - Carpet repairs, ceiling tile replacement, responding to guest requests for assistance and service recovery

We love to welcome people with different experiences and skillsets into our maintenance team and wider Apex family. We want to ensure you get the best experience and enjoyment from your career from the moment you begin your journey with us. In order to be successful in this role, you will hold:

  • A trade-based qualification, skill or expertise
  • Previous experience of delivering a broad range of general property maintenance activities to expert handyperson level in addition to your core expertise
  • A technical mindset and ability to learn and retain new skills
  • A flexible approach to a wide range of maintenance tasks with desire and ability to always deliver these to a high standard
  • A high degree of Health & Safety awareness, being familiar with Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work
  • Ability and willingness to diligently perform works and complete associated maintenance records via a handheld device
  • Sound communication skills both written and oral
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and individually
  • Ability to commute daily to our hotel in Edinburgh City Centre with availability to work any 5 days from 7 on a rotational basis
  • Willingness to provide maintenance cover outside of normal working hours on a rotational basis

You will meet great people, have fun at work, develop new friendships, learn new skills, and of course you will also receive a competitive rate of pay and a generous range of employee benefits which includes: 

  • 29 days holiday 
  • Training and development from day one
  • Employee events and celebrations
  • Inhouse company interactive employee communication APP
  • Entry to our state-of-the-art gym and pools
  • Healthy meals to enjoy while you're working.
  • Access to an external Employee Assistance Programme
  • Financial Wellbeing App Wagestream, allowing you the flexibility to get paid earlier than your normal monthly pay date.
  • £200 referral bonus when your friends or family join the team.

Following your first successful 3 months, you'll also receive  

  • Access to our discounts and wellbeing platform Treat Yourself Here , unlocking savings and experiences for you and your family.
  • Involvement in our employee of the quarter and annual recognition schemes
  • Long service recognition
  • Probation pass and annual anniversary complimentary guest experience overnight stay and dinner for two
  • 50% discount in our restaurants
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounted room rates for employees, friends, and family
  • Spa treatments and product discounts
  • Critical Illness & Life Assurance cover

If you are interested, click apply. We look forward to hearing from you!