Maintenance Technician

The Vendue Hotel

19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401

Full Time

Posted On May 16, 2024

Job Details

** $500 Sign-On Bonus **

Charleston’s first-ever hotel dedicated to the arts, The Vendue, inspires guests and team members alike with an ever-changing canvas of art for all the senses. Providing the ultimate guest experiences through a culture that values our team members is our number one priority. Time and again we excel in this pursuit as evidenced by our many accolades and awards in the industry. Start a new career journey with creativity, fun, and passion at The Vendue!



Located at 19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401, The Vendue is in the heart of Charleston’s French Quarter and Art District.
Steps away from Waterfront Park, Charleston City Market, and Rainbow Row, along with other historic attractions, shopping, and dining.
Hourly Pay:

$15.00-20.00 per hour full-time depending on experience. Overtime will be paid at time and a half for any hours over 40 in a week.
Sign-on bonus: $250 awarded after 3 months of employment and an additional $250 will be awarded after 6 months of employment.

A culture that values passion, creativity, and fun!
Opportunities for internal growth and development
Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays
Affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
Company provided life insurance
Short & Long Term Disability and Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
Traditional 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with employer matching of up to 3.5%
Referral program
Employee Assistance program
Discounts at all Avocet-owned hotels and restaurants
Tuition reimbursement

We are looking for a skilled, detail-oriented Maintenance Technician – someone with a passion for hospitality who will take pride in, and responsibility for, the repair and maintenance of all areas of our property.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Regularly inspect, maintain, and repair all hotel areas in accordance with company procedures, standards, and any required health and safety guidelines.
Perform maintenance of electrical systems (replace light bulbs, change batteries in door locks, replace electrical fixtures, etc.)
Perform maintenance of plumbing systems to ensure functionality (replace faucets, drains, hoses, toilets, etc.)
Perform HVAC troubleshooting and repair and installation.
Perform carpentry, painting, drywall, or carpet repair as necessary.
Conduct ongoing room preventative maintenance program as directed
Resolve maintenance problems, complaints, work orders, and shop assignments in a timely manner.
Conduct general upkeep procedures as directed (i.e. landscaping, caulking, painting, etc.)
Maintain clean and orderly shops and storage areas. Assist in the ordering and stock maintenance of all necessary tools, parts, and materials.
Maintain safe conditions in the work area and other associated areas.
Work with Housekeeping and Guest Services to ensure all equipment within the guest rooms are functioning properly.
Perform all other engineering-related duties assigned by the Chief Engineer, department heads, supervisors or MOD. Offer lateral service to internal/external customers when available.
Adhere to and follow all company Standard of Conduct policies and procedures
Follow the company’s employee handbook for rules and regulations
Note that this is not an inclusive list and maintenance team members are often asked to assist with tasks in other areas of the hotel to best serve the business. Other tasks may be assigned by the Chief Engineer or other managers.

Job Requirements:

Experience & Education:

2+ years experience preferred
High school diploma or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the skills, knowledge, or abilities.
Familiar with the industry’s best practices
HVAC certification a plus
Skills & Abilities:

Commitment to guest satisfaction and service excellence
Knowledge of engineering concepts, including electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and mechanical systems. Ability to service and repair technology-based systems.
General knowledge of maintenance processes and methods.
Ability to operate handheld and power tools safely and effectively.
Working knowledge of common appliances and devices
Accuracy in executing assigned tasks. Ability to work under pressure, stay organized, be self-motivated, and work with minimal supervision.
Ability to read, speak, and understand English to communicate with the team and follow directions.
Working Conditions:

Equipment to Be Used:

Various power and hand tools and ladders
Technology-based systems (computers, apps, door lock systems, television platforms, etc.)
Communications equipment (telephones and two-way portable radios)
Cleaning equipment and supplies
Physical & Mental Requirements:

Maintain regular and punctual on-site attendance with the ability to work a flexible schedule which may include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays when business requires
Professionally communicate with guests, management, and team members.
Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and talk or hear. Often required to reach above head and shoulder height. Must be able to bend, kneel, and twist. Must be able to use a stepladder.
Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard engineering tools and machines.
Must be able to work in hazardous conditions with attention to maintaining safety standards.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision and depth perception. Requires normal range of hearing.
Move, bend, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing up to 75 pounds without assistance.
Must be able to stand and/or walk for an extended period and/or for an entire shift.
Must be willing to work outdoors at times in adverse weather conditions.
Work Environment:

While primarily an indoor job, one must be able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions when necessary.
Will work in all areas of the property including guest rooms, public areas, restaurants, storage areas, outside, etc. Some areas will be small and/or confining or high.
Will be exposed to heat, cold, or noise beyond average.
Will work with contaminants often such as oils, solvents, and paints.
Will work in hazardous situations and with hazardous equipment.
Will be exposed to machine sounds that are distracting and uncomfortable.
The working conditions described are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


The Vendue is not traditional in its aesthetic, vibe or the way we serve our guests. Neither is this position. We’re here to shake things up to bring our guest experience to the next level–with some flair, and a touch of showmanship. You’ll have everything you need to shine – great location? Check. An epic rooftop bar? Best in the city! 200+ piece curated art collection? Yup, but we don’t want to brag. We could go on. But we are missing one thing – YOU. What level of creativity, fun, beauty, and inspiration can you bring to the team? Can you match our moxie? We’d love to find out. To learn more, visit