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The Athenaeum is a private membership club on the beautiful campus of Caltech in Pasadena, California. Caltech, founded in 1891, is a world-renowned center of scientific study that ranks among the best universities in the world.
The club was founded in 1930 as a gathering place for Nobel Laureates, faculty, and scholars to stimulate friendship and the exchange of ideas about science, art, and literature. Today, 90 years later, The Athenaeum continues to serve faculty, staff, students, and select community members as they gather to dine, celebrate, and entertain.
The Athenaeum serves approximately 3,900 members, offering dining, private and special events, and lodging. The club is recognized as a Platinum Club of America confirming its place among the top 50 private clubs in the country.
Under general supervision, this position will provide support and maintenance to various Athenaeum facilities and grounds and will perform miscellaneous custodial duties as required.
Provides maintenance services in conjunction with services, repairs, rehabilitation, renovation, preventative maintenance, and responds to service/repair calls in a swift and timely manner; performs planned maintenance on various dining and hotel operations equipment.
Responds to customer service requests; troubleshoots and diagnoses plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning problems. Determines appropriate corrective action, escalates more complex problems to the Hotel Operations Manager and/or Physical Plant.
Performs minor plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning repairs including faucets, toilets, drain work, garbage disposal, minor carpentry, carpet and furniture repair, door locks, minor interior and exterior painting, minor electrical repairs, replace light bulbs and fixtures and reset circuit breakers.
May assist Physical Plant staff in Facilities with repairs and services.
Performs custodial duties in club public areas such as banquet and dining facilities, restrooms, offices and meeting rooms; cleans and polishes floors and carpet, cleans fixtures, cabinets, counters, wash windows.
Performs cleaning, sweeping, and other tasks in outside common areas and grounds surrounding facility.
Performs cleaning tasks in all assigned areas according to prescribed standards of cleanliness and in accordance with Institute and regulatory agencies safety standards and practices.
Assists in providing information to members and guests.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Hotel Operations Manager.
Minimum of 2 years experience working in an environment involving facilities or general maintenance, and/or custodial/grounds maintenance.
Applicant must be able to read, write, and speak English.
Must possess or have the ability to obtain by the date of hire a valid California driver's license and maintain it throughout the course of employment.
Experience and knowledge of basic maintenance services along with exposure and familiarity with one or more skilled trades.
Ability to apply general knowledge of basic hand/power tools and equipment.
Ability to solve both routine and semi-routine problems.
Effective communications skills and the ability to interact with members, guests, and other Athenaeum staff.
Must be able to stand, sit, reach, grasp, squat, and bend for extended periods of time; must be able to lift at least 80 pounds on a daily basis such as: lifting and moving tables; maintenance tools; electrical and plumbing supplies.
Must be available to work various shifts, including weekends and holidays.
Must understand and be able to perform all duties, responsibilities, and physical aspects of the job.
Prior maintenance experience at a luxury hotel or club.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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