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Area Chief Engineer

at HCareers

Posted: 10/19/2020
Job Reference #: 9447_1530379
Keywords: electrical

Job Description

REPORTS TO: This position reports directly to the Area General Manager and will also be assigned daily duties and responsibilities by the Property General Manager.

SUPERVISES DIRECTLY: Maintenance Associates

Purpose for the Position:To maintain and supervise the maintenance operations for the Hotels, i.e., refrigeration, heating, plumbing, heating and cooling plant operations, energy controls and efficiency, etc., maintaining standards as required.

Essential Responsibilities:

-Provide professional and courteous guest service at all times.
-Supervise maintenance operations for centers, including but not limited to refrigeration, heating, plumbing, water treatment, preventative maintenance, hotel front and back of house spaces, A/C units, ice machines, lighting, kitchen equipment, emergency generators, water softeners, switch rooms, roof exhausts, electrical substations, fire and life safety systems, and other systems and equipment owned, leased or managed by the hotels.
-Monitor electric, gas, oil, and water consumption on a prescribed basis.
-Ensure that all purchased services, electrical, plumbing, cleaning etc. are performed in a manner that exceeds exhibitor and client expectations.
-Supervise assigned associates: hiring, terminations, performance evaluations, and development.
-Ensure all projects are completed according to specifications and on time.
-Work closely with Housekeeping/Environmental Services to ensure coordination of activities.
-Maintain key inventory for all locks and ensure lock maintenance, providing lock interrogations and holding team members accountable for keys issued.
-Train center staff in emergency procedures.
-Aid and instruct craftsmen in scheduling work, ordering material, and completing assignments by a specified date.
-Meet with architects to discuss blueprints, contact contractors to submit bids for new projects, and meet with construction supervisors to discuss different phases of work.
-Obtain bids and contracts for all items placed under a maintenance agreement as well as landscaping and snow removal contracts.
-Develop and maintain an ongoing maintenance program for guestrooms, meeting rooms, public spaces, back of the house spaces, kitchens, and all equipment.
-Perform inventory and purchasing duties as required.
-Develop department budget.
-Maintain cleanliness of grounds and attractiveness of landscaping.
-Ensure cleanliness and orderliness of all work space and storage areas.
-Acts as Administrator on Duty as required.
-Conduct monthly Department Meetings and Safety Committee Meetings.
-Attend weekly/monthly Staff Meetings.
-Complete projects as determined by both General Managers.
-Maintain hotels' Fire Safety Programs including the weekly scheduling of FSDs, training and preparing staff for on-site tests, and ensuring the hotels are compliant with all FDNY regulations and code.
-Assist with ensuring hotel is compliant with all NYC local codes and is prepared for various City Agency inspections including DOB, Elevator Inspections, Department of Sanitation, DOT, and NYC Department of Health.
-Assist with overseeing the hotels' IT functions and providing basic troubleshooting for staff and guest IT issues.
To do this kind of work, you must be able to:

    -Understand the technologies required in the work you are directly.
    -Plan and direct the work of others, either directly or through lower level supervisors.
    -Work with a variety of situations.
    -Solve problems using facts and personal judgment.
    -React quickly in emergency situations and make decisions that may involve a great amount of money or the safety of others.
    -Work with different kinds of people.
    -Be available on nights, weekends, and holidays.

Physical Demands:Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs. Requires walking or standing to a significant degree, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing.

Environmental Conditions:Both: Inside and outside: A job is considered "both" if the activities occur inside or outside in approximately equal amounts, approximately 75% or more of the time inside.

Noise and Vibration: Sufficient noise, either constant or intermittent, to cause marked distraction or possible injury to the sense of hearing, and/or sufficient vibration (production of an oscillating movement or strain on the body or its extremities from repeated motion or shock) to cause bodily harm if endured day after day.

Temperature Changes: Variations in temperature which are sufficiently marked and abrupt to cause noticeable bodily reactions.

Math Skills:Requires mathematical development sufficient to be able to: Compute ratio and proportion and percentages. Calculate surface, volumes, weight and measures.

Language Skills:Must have developed language skills to the point to be able to: Read instructions, safety rules, etc. Write reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Speak with poise, voice control and confidence using correct English and well-modulated voice.

Relationships to Data, People and Things:

Data: Coordinating: Determining time, place, and sequence of operations or action to be taken on the basis of analysis of data; executing determination and/or reporting on events.

People: Supervising: Determining or interpreting work procedures for a group of workers, assigning specific duties to them, maintaining harmonious relations among them and promoting efficiency. A variety of responsibilities is involved in this function.

Things: Handling: Using body members, hand tools, and/or special devices to work, move, or carry objects or materials.

Specific Vocational Preparation: Specific Vocational Preparation includes an occupationally significant combination of: vocational education, apprentice training, in-plant training, on-the-job training, or essential experience in less responsible jobs which lead to the higher job or serving in other jobs. Over 2 years up to and including 4 years.
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