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Chief Engineer

Aloft Philadelphia Downtown
Philadelphia, PA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


The Chief Engineer is responsible for the preventive and corrective maintenance of the entire hotel property, interior and exterior, and the development, execution and follow-though of the hotel work order system. This position manages and oversees the engineering department in accordance with standards and guidelines established by the hotel.

  • Ensure all required repairs and maintenance is performed on all hotel equipment and assets as scheduled or requested by guests, housekeeping, and/or management. Duties can include HVAC, plumbing, electrical repairs, and furniture replacement and/or repair, etc.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on hotel equipment and assets per set schedule.
  • Perform daily walk-throughs, record all meter readings and boiler temperature. Manage Building Automate Systems.
  • Create and maintain effective work order and other paperwork systems. Provide written details of work performed on Work Order forms and other documents.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and coach engineering staff. Manage labor costs in accordance with company guidance and budgets.
  • Schedule department shifts, taking into consideration expected guest arrivals and departures, occupancy levels, guest service needs and budgetary guidelines.
  • Coordinate with the General Manager the maintenance and facilitation of effective training programs.
  • Ensure that engineering staff are properly uniformed and are following all hotel procedures.
  • Ensure that all operations of engineering equipment and procedures are understood and performed safely in accordance with company guidelines and government regulations.
  • Record all maintenance request work performed in the log program and return request to proper location.
  • Assemble weekly and periodic Summary Maintenance Reports; identify and track trends to anticipate future work projects and costs.
  • Proactively provide feedback to management on specific maintenance and repair needs.
  • Administer safety training programs. Facilitate all emergency response training and safety training for hotel employees.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of hotel’s emergency procedures and location of all emergency shut offs. Assist hotel guests as necessary in the event of an emergency.
  • Budget, plan, schedule, coordinate and supervise Capital Expenditure projects.
  • Support environmental commitments by having the knowledge, skills, and values to be a leader in the global goal of “greening” the hospitality industry.
  • Conduct daily, weekly, and monthly inspections for potential safety hazards.
  • Educate all staff on health and safety procedures and policies.

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of general repairs and maintenance.
  • Proven track record working with information technology systems.
  • Experience with fire and life safety systems.
  • Working knowledge of electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and refrigeration, including:
    1. Air conditioning and heating
    2. Plumbing codes
    3. Electrical codes
    4. National/local fire codes
    5. Mechanical codes
    6. Blueprints and plumbing schematics
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, written and verbal. Will be interfacing with guests and associates to provide efficient and effective results. Maintains a close working relationship with employees and department heads from all areas of hotel operations.
  • Scheduling flexibility to work long hours as needed to ensure the smooth operation of the engineering department. This position is on-call 24 hours a day.
  • Ability to communicate and make sound judgment calls when evaluating issues and situations in order to expedite the resolution said issues.

Employees must fulfill their performance standards for this position and comply with company policies, rules, and procedures of the hotel, including those set out in the Employee Handbook or otherwise communicated (verbally or in writing) to employees. The job description is intended to describe the general nature and work responsibilities of the position. This job description and duties of this position are subject to change, modification, and addition as deemed necessary by the hotel. Employees are required to comply with supervisory instructions and perform other job duties, responsibilities and assignments requested by supervisors, managers, or other hotel/company officials.

Aloft Philadelphia Downtown


Philadelphia, PA
19107 USA



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