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Assistant Director of Property Operations & Engineering

posted March 30, 2019

The Drake Hotel
Chicago, IL
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Description

The historic Drake Hotel Chicago is looking for their next Assistant Director of Property Operations & Engineering! An Assistant Director of Property Operations is responsible for assisting the Director in overseeing the functionality and safety of the facility to protect the well-being of all guests and team members in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability.




This position will report to the Director of Property Operations & Engineering and oversee a team of 22 union team members within 4 different divisions: Electrical, Engineering, Carpentry and Painting.




This historic landmark hotel has 535 guest rooms, 4 food & beverage outlets, 37,500 square feet of meeting space and is home to over 400 team members.


What will I be doing?


As Assistant Director of Property Operations, you would be responsible for assisting the Director in overseeing the functionality and safety of the facility to protect the well-being of all guests and team members in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Assist in directing and overseeing the functionality and safety of the facility, including, but not limited to, physical buildings, mechanical equipment, electrical systems, heating and cooling systems, life safety systems and grounds according to federal, state and local regulations
  • Conduct facility inspections and direct general construction and the installation, maintenance and repair of all electrical, mechanical and architectural systems throughout the facility to ensure operational efficiency and safety
  • Assign, verify and document completion of all routine maintenance and repairs in the property maintenance management system
  • Communicates with city/county/state officials to ensure the proper maintenance of permits and licenses, to coordinate required inspections and to ensure full compliance with codes, regulations and safety standards
  • Assists in the execution of capital projects and property rehabilitations
  • Assist in monitoring and developing team member performance to include, but not limited to, providing supervision, scheduling, conducting counseling and evaluations, providing professional development and delivering recognition and reward
  • Recruit, interview and train team members
  • Acts in absence of the Director
  • Leads special projects, as needed

Requirements

What are we looking for?


Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:

  • Hospitality - We're passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.
  • Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time.
  • Leadership - We're leaders in our industry and in our communities.
  • Teamwork - We're team players in everything we do.
  • Ownership - We're the owners of our actions and decisions.
  • Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:

  • Quality
  • Productivity
  • Dependability
  • Customer Focus
  • Adaptability
What will it be like to work for Hilton?


Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!





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About This Employer

The Drake Hotel

140 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611-1545

(312) 787-2200

535 Room Hotel

www3.hilton.com

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At A Glance

From its beginning on New Year's Eve 1920 to the present day, The Drake Hotel has been a purveyor of excellence in hospitality. Set in the prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood at the start of the Magnificent Mile, our fantastic location is just footsteps from Oak Street Beach and Lake Michigan. Inside you’ll find a hotel steeped in tradition. Iconic dining venues and elegant guest rooms combine with modern facilities for recreation, relaxation and business – everything you need for a remarkable stay in Chicago.

  • Iconic Chicago hotel – a symbol of elegance since 1920
  • Prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood location
  • Situated at the beginning of the Magnificent Mile
  • The closest hotel to Oak Street Beach
  • Cape Cod, one of the nation's finest seafood restaurants since 1933
  • Event space for up to 600 guests with views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline