Chief Maintenance Engineer
|Location:||228 E. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL|
|Job Type:||Hospitality, Hotel/Resort|
SMASHotels is seeking for a dedicated Chief Maintenance Engineer for our one-of-a-kind luxury, lifestyle hotel that celebrates a creative class of consumers seeking artistically curated travel, dining and hospitality experiences. This unique property currently under construction and located in the heart of the Chicago's Magnificent Mile, is being developed by the creators of famed theWit Hotel in Chicago's Loop and scheduled to open in April 2017. It will be a member of Marriott's elite luxury Autograph CollectionÃ‚Â® Hotel.
Responsibilities will include:
Supervise the implementation of all property and equipment preventive maintenance and repairs, monitor life safety systems and utilities and administer the department in compliance with all SMASHOTELs standards and local, state and national codes and regulations to protect assets, guests and associates. Responsible for the preventative maintenance and repair of the hotels mechanical electrical systems and equipment, and for the general maintenance and upkeep of the physical plant, FFE, grounds, etc. as defined by our brand standards. Reports to Director of Rooms ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS - Interview, hire, train, recommend performance evaluations, resolve problems, provide open communication and recommend discipline and/or termination when appropriate. - Troubleshoot and repair malfunctions in mechanical or electrical systems (e.g., HVAC, plumbing) and other equipment throughout the hotel. - Perform preventative maintenance assignments on a scheduled basis. - Respond in a courteous manner to all guest questions, complaints, and or requests to ensure strong guest satisfaction. - Communicate with hotel department heads to become aware of maintenance needs and ensure timely response to internal requests. - Maintain the building exterior and curb appeal (e.g., snow removal, lawn care, painting, and gardening). - Maintain franchise standards and follow-up on inspection deficiencies. - Coordinate compliance of service contracts. - Implements and maintains preventative maintenance program. - Actively participate in Safety Plan and energy improvements. - Communicate both verbally and in writing to provide clear direction to staff. - Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis. - Perform any other job related duties as assigned.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - At least 5 years of previous Engineering management experience in large, upscale, full-service hotel. Must have advanced working knowledge of all aspects of hotel maintenance. - Strong technical skills in HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, restaurant equipment, etc. - Familiar with chillers, cooling towers, chemical treatments, pneumatics, control systems, water systems, boilers, refrigeration, compressors, etc.