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Chief Engineer

Posted June 6, 2020

Hyatt Place West Palm Beach/Downtown
West Palm Beach, FL

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Job Description

Position Summary: This position performs administrative and supervisory duties in directing the overall maintenance of the hotel.


Essential functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Inspects and monitors the building, equipment and grounds to determine maintenance and preventative maintenance requirements.
  2. Develops work procedures and assigns staff to ensure the best service and productivity.
  3. Prepares and submits cost estimates and repair options including, suggestions as to feasibility, logical solution and actual needs of a departmental maintenance request.
  4. Contacts contractors or craftsmen for bid proposals.
  5. Contacts vendors, suppliers and equipment technical support departments to ensure best prices, quality and warranties for purchases made.
  6. Ensure the preventative maintenance is ongoing to protect assets and addressed maintenance problems immediately.
  7. Keeps records of work accomplished, operating statistics, costs, utilities and preventative maintenance.
  8. Responds to elevator breakdowns.
  9. Directs all emergency programs including equipment maintenance, inspections, staff training, practice drills and compliance with all codes and regulations.
  10. Ensures periodic tests are performed on Fire Alarm/Life Safety System.
  11. Ensures staff is trained in emergency procedures.
  12. Responds and resolve engineering service requests in courteous, efficient manner.
  13. Maintains engineering work area in an orderly and clean fashion
  14. Responds to guest requests and reports guest issues.
  15. Establishes standards and procedures for engineering staff.
  16. Manages, controls and operate within budget for maximum performance.
  17. Properly schedules staff to provide coverage and adjust accordingly.
  18. Manages the payroll for the department.
  19. Follows proper lost and found procedures for items left behind in a guest room.
  20. Follows hotel uniform and grooming standards.
  21. Performs other tasks as assigned by management.




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Education: High school education/GED. 2 years applicable training at a vocational trade school.

Experience: At least 2 years previous experience.

Hours required: Scheduled days and time vary based on hotel needs. Must be able to work weekends.

Skills and abilities: This position requires advanced maintenance skills and aptitude plus advanced skills in all aspects of running an engineering department. Must have knowledge of general building maintenance, carpentry, plumbing, building and electrical units and HVAC.

  • Ability to communicate with guests.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to provide friendly guest service with a smile.
  • Ability to lift, pull and push moderate weight (minimum of 50 lbs)

This description is a summary of primary responsibilities and qualifications. The job description is not intended to include all duties or qualifications that may be required now or in the future.


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Hyatt Place West Palm Beach/Downtown

295 Lakeview Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 655-1454

165 Room Hotel

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At Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown we do things differently. We combine style, innovation and convenience to create a seamless stay with every modern comfort you deserve. Our business casual hotel in West Palm Beach, offers warm hospitality and all of the essentials.

Guests can start their morning with cage-free eggs, steel-cut oatmeal, whole fruit, all-natural bacon and sausage, and more. They can get a caffeine fix in the a.m., or sip a cocktail at the bar in the p.m.