Maintenance Engineer
Retreat Hotels and Resorts
Middletown, DE US
Posted ago
Retreat Hotels and Resorts

Are you a friendly problem solver who can deliver a five-star experience to our guests? Then you might be perfect for the maintenance engineer role at our hotel. You will be responsible for supervising the property’s complete maintenance and routine processes to make it fully functional, enjoyable, and safe. Our ideal candidate is committed to helping our guests actively and consistently.

This hotel is currently under construction and is slated to open in the summer of 2022. This job offers a unique opportunity to be a part of this brand-new hotel’s pre-opening process!


The Maintenance Engineer will oversee all aspects of the hotel’s maintenance. This includes plumbing, electrical, HVAC, mechanical, preventative maintenance, and pool maintenance.

At Retreat Hotels, our mission is to create unrivaled guest experiences and a warm and inviting workplace. It’s important that our maintenance engineer helps keep the property in excellent condition while also assisting guests with any issues that may arise to limit frustrations or concerns.

Job responsibilities include

  • Maintaining all of the hotel's equipment (pool, kitchen equipment, ice machines, etc.) and preventative maintenance plans
  • Taking care of guest complaints regarding building maintenance and troubleshooting issues
  • Respond to emergencies that occur outside of regular working hours
  • Observe all engineering safety rules and criteria
  • Maintaining daily logs of operations, maintenance, and safety activities, per Marriott and company standards
  • Direct and supervise maintenance personnel

Other responsibilities include:

  • Following all company safety, security policies and procedures
  • Reporting maintenance problems, safety hazards, accidents, or injuries
  • Implement and enforce brand service standards
  • Complete safety training and other required training
  • Ensure uniform and personal appearance are clean and professional
  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with others
  • Perform other reasonable job duties, as requested by the General Manager*

*Job description subject to property modifications and job duties.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent GED is required
  • Previous hotel engineer experience is required
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of general repairs and maintenance
  • Working knowledge of: Air Conditioning and Heating, Plumbing, Electrical, National/Local fire codes, Mechanical, and Refrigeration
  • Certified Pool Operator required
  • Experience with fire and life safety systems
  • Scheduling flexibility
  • Must have strong organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • This position requires occasional lifting up to 50 lbs

$18 - $25 hourly
About Retreat Hotels and Resorts

Retreat Hotels and Resorts turns striking visions into reality by developing, owning, and operating hotels. Retreat Hotels started in 1985 when it renovated and operated the historic Jekyll Island Club on Jekyll Island, GA. Since then, Retreat has been involved in several new hotel developments. The retreat has a three-fold mission:

  • Create an unrivaled guest experience, where guests return year after year.
  • Be a responsible member of the community and proactively protect and preserve the environment.
  • Provide a warm and inviting place to work where hard work, creativity, and ethical practices are rewarded--a place where employees want a career that can last a lifetime.

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