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Chief Engineer

posted May 28, 2019

Courtyard Chicago Deerfield
Deerfield, IL
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About This Job

Job overview

As the Chief Engineer, you will fill a key role in maintaining the appearance and presentation of your hotel of an industry-recognized leader in hospitality management services. As the appearance and cleanliness of the hotel is paramount to all guests, you will ensure repairs, maintenance, and the preventative maintenance program are completed as directed. The Chief Engineer also supports/monitors capital repair and renovation projects. The leader of this dynamic team oversees, coordinates and assists the activities of any maintenance staff. This position reports directly to the General Manager.

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Love the look and quality presentation of all hotel facilities, be detail oriented, preferably with facility maintenance experience.
  • Be incredibly friendly, customer centric, love to smile and have FUN in a team environment.
  • Two years of college or vocational training in electrical or mechanical engineering or plumbing plus five (5) years’ work experience in facilities maintenance, plant operations or engineering services for a hotel or hotels. Needs experience in technical crafts (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, etc.). Specialization in these trades is required. An ability to advance knowledge in these areas is essential.
  • Certification and/or License Requirement: Professional certification and licensure if required by law. Minimum Type III EPA Certification for refrigerant reclamation and charging.
  • Supervises and assists engineering staff in maintaining and repairing fire and life safety systems, room equipment, HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems, kitchen appliances, refrigeration equipment, pool equipment, lighting, laundry equipment and other systems/equipment as directed.
  • Performs skilled repair and maintenance operations using power tools, hand tools, welding equipment, etc.
  • Responds quickly to guest requests/complaints in a friendly manner. Relays appropriate requests or complaints to appropriate subordinate or manager. Follows up to ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Completes training regarding safety, security, department procedures and service guidelines. Conducts training of co-workers and subordinates as required.
  • Meets with vendors and suppliers to discuss scope of work, and products and materials used in, repair activities.
  • Manages or assists in hiring, firing, training, assisting with career development and performance evaluations for maintenance staff.
  • Maintains security of equipment, keys and supplies issued each day.
  • Reports lost and found articles and needed repairs of unsafe conditions to supervisor. 
  • Provides a professional image at all times through appearance and dress.

Note: Other duties as assigned by supervisor or management

Benefits for Full Time Employees

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • 401K retirement plan 
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Income*
  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Vacation PTO & Holiday/Sick PTO
  • Employee Assistance Program

*Specific plans for specific positions

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About This Employer

Courtyard Chicago Deerfield

800 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

(847) 940-8222

131 Room Hotel

www.marriott.com

Our Hotel

Providing easy access to Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport, our hotel is conveniently located near popular attractions such as Venue One North Shore and The Joy of the Game sports center. Before discovering Deerfield's small town charm, guests can take care of their commitments using our complimentary Wi-Fi and ergonomic workstations, or get a good night's rest with our luxury bedding. Travelers can start their day with a delicious breakfast entrée from our on-site restaurant, The Bistro, then visit our fitness center to work on their exercise goals. Afterwards, guests can take a refreshing dip in our indoor pool. For people hosting an event soon, we have two meeting rooms and our culinary team can prepare delicious dishes. Whether conducting business in Chicago, or simply exploring the local area, visitors will have a successful stay at Courtyard Chicago Deerfield.

About Aimbridge Hospitality

At Aimbridge Hospitality, bigger really is better!  Now is a great time to join Aimbridge, the largest hotel management company in North America.  Currently with approximately 30,000 Associates and a diverse portfolio of more than 800 hotels and resorts, we are continuing to grow and expand!  Scale means opportunity, and here’s what that looks like at Aimbridge:

  • Culture – At Aimbridge we have high expectations for results and performance. That’s why we value passionate and service minded people who love to be challenged and who desire opportunities to directly contribute to the overall success of the Company.
  • Careers – We invest in training, technology, and talent. Through a collaborative and supportive approach, Aimbridge can take you where you want to go!  When you join Aimbridge, your professional network will instantly expand.  You’ll become part of industry history as Aimbridge Hospitality secures its place as not only the largest third-party manager of hotels and resorts, but also the best!
  • Community – Being good corporate citizens is something we take seriously at Aimbridge. Impact and connection is what it’s all about!  We engage internally and externally in a variety of ways to make a positive difference for each other, and within our local communities.