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Chief Engineer - Hotel Maintenance

Posted July 31, 2022

Fairfield Inn & Suites Austin North
Austin, TX
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About This Job

Overview

Opportunity:  Chief Engineer

Manage general and preventative maintenance functions to ensure guest service and sustainability standards are achieved and maintained throughout the hotel structure.   

Potential Career Path

Area Chief Engineer – Regional Director of Engineering

Essential Job Functions

  • Interview, select, train, schedule, coach, and support associates, ensuring they perform in accordance with established brand or hotel standards and consistent with HHM core values. 
  • Conduct room inspections and identify repair needs.
  • Manage and coordinate bids, quotes and contracts for 3rd party vendors.
  • Oversee small projects, or PIPS, and manage and report on the work progress.   
  • Install or repair sheet rock and other wall coverings.
  • Paint designated areas and items.
  • Install and replace basic electrical fixtures.  Replace light switches, receptacles, light bulbs, and fixtures.
  • Install, replace, and program televisions.
  • Perform minor plumbing functions.
  • Replace and repair heating and cooling pumps as well as preventative maintenance on units.                   
  • Troubleshoot and repair kitchen equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on a scheduled basis and complete work orders as necessary; keep accurate records of PM’s on all rooms and equipment.
  • Maintain the building exterior and “curb appeal” of entire hotel grounds
  • Refurbish, paint and finish furniture and fixtures as needed.
  • Test, examine, and maintain hotel’s life safety systems to ensure they are 100% operational at all times.
  • Maintain repair and preventive maintenance records and coordinate compliance of service contracts.
  • Perform and maintain work to local, state and Federal codes.
  • Be aware of guest satisfaction scores and work toward increasing departmental and overall guest satisfaction.
  • Follow sustainability guidelines and practices related to HHM’s EarthView program.
  • Practice safe work habits, wear protective safety equipment and follow MSDS and OSHA standards.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Position Requirements

  • High School diploma and/or trade school course work in related field preferred.
  • Previous supervisory engineer/maintenance experience required or equivalent training.
  • Certifications may be required.
  • HVAC certification is required. 

Work Environment and Context

  • Work schedule varies and may include working on holidays and weekends or alternate shifts.
  • Requires standing for extended periods, walking, pushing, lifting up to 50 pounds, bending and reaching, climbing, stooping, kneeling or crouching.

What We Believe

People Are Our Capability – Hearts That Serve – Only Excellence – Stay Nimble - Own It

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About this Employer

Fairfield Inn & Suites Austin North

12536 North IH-35
Austin, TX 78753

(512) 821-0376

150 Room Hotel

www.marriott.com

Our Hotel

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Austin North hotel, located off I-35 on Parmer Lane, combines the ideal location with thoughtful amenities. As a top choice among north Austin hotels and a 2018 TripAdvisor award winner, we offer convenient perks including free WiFi and a hot breakfast. Our bright, modern hotel rooms feature 43" flat-screen TVs and Marriott’s signature bedding package. Every room is equipped with mini-fridges. For extra space, our suites have separate sleeping and living areas with sofas and a microwave. Ideal for small meetings and social groups, we offer 759 sq. ft. of event space with catering options, an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. We are only a short commute to nearby businesses such as Samsung, GM, Dell, Home Depot, and only a few miles from the Domain.