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Assistant Chief EngineerFairfield Inn and Suites Manhattan ChelseaChelsea, NY
A property of: Real Hospitality Group
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Job Description

REPORTS TO: Chief Engineer

SUPERVISES DIRECTLY: Maintenance Associates

Benefits/Perks of Working With Us:

Upon joining Real Hospitality Group, associates are offered competitive compensation, career growth opportunities, flexible access to wages, holiday, sick and vacation pay, health, dental and vision insurance, employer paid life, accidental death, and dismemberment insurance, an employee assistance program, a 401k, and many associate discount options.

Purpose for the Position: The Assistant Chief Engineerwill maintain and supervise the maintenance operations for the hotel, i.e., refrigeration, heating, plumbing, heating and cooling plant operations, energy controls and efficiency, etc., maintaining standards as required.

The Assistant Chief Engineer Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provides professional and courteous guest service at all times.
  • Supervises maintenance operations for center, 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 hotel.
  • Monitors electric, gas, oil, and water consumption on a prescribed basis.
  • Monitor inventory levels, ordering new supplies as needed and maintaining a log of supplies used and purchased.
  • Ensures that all purchased services, electrical, plumbing, cleaning etc. are performed in a manner that exceeds exhibitor and client expectations.
  • Supervises assigned associates. Assists with departmental scheduling.
  • Ensures all projects are completed according to specifications and are completed on time.
  • Works closely with Housekeeping/Environmental Services to ensure coordination of activities.
  • Coordinates with Security to maintain key inventory for all locks.
  • Aids and instructs craftsmen in scheduling work in completing assignments by a specified date.
  • Maintains an ongoing maintenance program for guestrooms, meeting rooms, public space back of the house spaces, kitchens and all hotel equipment.
  • Performs inventory and purchasing duties as required.
  • Maintains cleanliness of grounds and attractiveness of landscaping.
  • Ensures cleanliness and orderliness of all workspace and storage areas.
  • Covers the Departmental Responsibilities whenever Chief is unavailable or absent.
  • Interacts with City Agencies including the NYC DOB, FDNY, NYC DOH. Assists Chief Engineer with local law compliance.
  • Attends weekly staff meetings.
  • Complete projects as determined by the Chief Engineer.

  • 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.
    • Work with a variety of situations.
    • Solve problems using facts and personal judgment.
    • React quickly in emergency situations and make decisions that may involve 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. Must be FSD certified or obtain certification within 18 months of hire date. Over 2 years up to and including 4 years.
    (ref. 58007)

    Job Requirements

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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    room Count51-100 
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