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Assistant Chief Engineer

The Hay-Adams

800 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006

145 Room Hotel
Managed By B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group
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Compensation: Starting $100K/year, Temporary, Part-Time

Steeped in rich history and surrounded by the most iconic institutions of our nation, The Hay-Adams is the downtown Washington, D.C. hotel for discerning guests. Enveloped by views of the White House, St. John’s Church, and the scenic Lafayette Park, the 5-star accommodations at The Hay-Adams are the embodiment of refined residence. Marked by Washington, D.C.’s most accommodating amenities and dedicated services, The Hay-Adams is the boutique hotel of choice for the modern luxury traveler. The Hay-Adams offers an exceptional guest experience that goes beyond a good night’s sleep.
Position Scope
Assists the Chief Engineer in the daily running of Engineering Department operations, managing the staff and the daily activities. Act as the Acting Chief for the hotel in the absence of the Chief Engineer and be in complete charge of the employees covered under this collective bargaining agreement. Operations and maintains all mechanical equipment such as air handlers, air compressor, refrigeration units, hot water boilers, exhaust fans, pneumatic controls, air conditioning equipment, and emergency power equipment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1.      The Hay Adams Handbook, the Departmental Standard Operating Manual and our policies and procedures are part of this Job Description.
2.      Perform all tasks and duties assigned within the guidelines set by the Standards of Excellence, employee handbook and hotel policies and procedures.
3.      Perform all duties assigned on a daily basis by the Chief Engineer.
4.      Visually inspect equipment at periodic interval to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication.
5.      Records data such as temperature of the equipment, hours of operation, fuel consumed, temperature or pressure, water levels, analysis of flue gases, voltage load and generator balance as directed as well as daily water, gas and electricity meter readings.       
6.      Tour building and perform routine inspections as directed, on a daily basis.  This includes checking all lighting in public areas as well as outside of the building and ensuring a comfortable temperature is maintained in all public areas and meeting rooms.
7.      Assign all daily work tickets for engineering and painters.
8.      Oil and lubricate equipment.
9.      Preventative maintenance of all of air conditional and heating equipment as well as kitchen equipment each month. 
10.  Maintain cleanliness of engineering shop at all times, and removal of refuse.
11.  Follow up of completion of all assigned daily work tickets.  Ensure cleanliness of site after each project.
12.  Maintain equipment by trouble shooting and repairing all electrical, plumbing and gas equipment.  Also to be able to read instructions and follow through with completing each task that has been given.
13.  Assist in ensuring that the Hotel’s Green Team remains invigorated, and the mission is upheld, communicated and enforced throughout the organization as a member of the Team.
14.  Perform any other reasonable duties as required and directed.
Qualifications
To perform this successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Supervisory Responsibilities
This position has supervisory responsibilities.
Education and Experience
High school diploma, general education degree. Three-year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Must have good knowledge of English language, ability to speak clearly read and write. In addition, be able to write routine reports and speak effectively and clearly to customers and/or employees as needed.
Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Reasoning Abilities
Ability to carry out detailed, uninvolved instructions both written and oral, using common sense understanding required.  Ability to deal with problems in a calm professional manner.  Must be able to multitask handling many different issues in their area at one time, prioritizing the issues and taking care of them.
Physical Ability
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms: climb or balance stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
Work Environment  
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The Hay-Adams is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring diverse professionals.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
Posted June 17, 2024

The Hay-Adams

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Steeped in rich history and surrounded by the most iconic institutions of our nation, The Hay-Adams, recently named the #1 Hotel in Washington DC, is the hotel of choice for discerning guests. Enveloped by views of the White House, St. John’s Church, and the scenic Lafayette Park, the 5-star accommodations at The Hay-Adams are the embodiment of refined residence. Marked by Washington, DC’s most accommodating amenities and dedicated services, The Hay-Adams is the boutique hotel of choice for the modern luxury traveler.

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