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Hotel Lead Maintenance Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512450-740363
    • Job Location: Peekskill, NY
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Date Updated: August 18, 2020
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Abbey Inn & Spa is actively searching for an efficient, detailed, and self-motivated Lead Maintenance Engineer to join our team of professionals.

This is a Full Time, salaried position. This is a hands-on position, requiring the engineer to be willing and able to participate in the daily maintenance duties and work orders of the hotel property.

Located on a scenic bluff overlooking the Hudson River, the 42 guest room Abbey Inn & Spa has been transformed into a world class destination hotel. The circa 1903 restored convent features Apropos Farm to Table restaurant and bar, a luxury health spa, a fully restored original Chapel, Cathedral events hall and outdoor event space, and a demonstration kitchen and wine cellar, all on 60 acres of manicured walking trails along the beautiful Hudson River.

The Abbey Inn & Spa and Apropos Restaurant are managed by Hay Creek Hotels. Follow @HayCreekHotels on Linkedin for more great career opportunities!

Job Summary:

  • Manage customer needs by responding promptly to all guest issues, maintain a responsive complaint program and address all work orders in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Responsible for the proper operations and upkeep of all; electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC, painting, tile work, laundry, kitchen, refrigeration, lighting systems, and all specialized equipment. Ensure compliance with city, state and /or federal code ordnances and maintain all required permits and licenses for entire facility.
  • Cost effective management of equipment purchases or leasing, service contracts, repair and maintenance agreements, out-sourcing local 3rd party tradesmen, management and achievement of budgeted capital and repair and maintenance operating costs.
  • Responsible for management of engineering/maintenance staff including; scheduling, employee relations, effective communication venues, coaching, evaluating and reviewing, hiring & training, and leading the team through delegation and accountability.
  • Maintain department expenses within budget. Evaluate third party bids, code invoices, mange direct accounts, and ensure monthly checkbook accounting is complete and accurate.
  • Develop & maintain preventive maintenance programs for all equipment, guest rooms, restaurant, public areas, parking garage and all other facilities located on property
  • Leadership role in curb appeal, landscaping, and grounds maintenance in all weather conditions.
  • Manage the hotels safety, security and health programs with local fire department, other emergency respondents and vendors to educate staff in areas related to; Energy conservation, Security protection, Safety awareness, loss prevention, safety manual, OSHA regulations, Right to Understand Law, safety committee, emergency processes and fire alarm procedures
  • Adheres to all; health, sanitation, safety and security, laws, policies and procedures in the department/hotel.
  • Monitors and ensures departmental compliance with all state and federal wage and hour employment laws

Hay Creek offers an extensive benefit and incentive package, including;

  • Insurance Benefit package, to include Company-funded Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Accident, and Critical Illness
  • Competitive Salary/Wages
  • Competitive Paid Time Off Structure including Vacation, Sick, Holiday Pay, Jury Duty Leave, and Bereavement Leave
  • Standard Annual Performance/Salary Reviews
  • Merit and Cost of Living Adjustments
  • Complimentary Meals Daily
  • Free Parking
  • Employee and Friends & Family Lodging Discounts as low as forty-nine dollars per night at all HCH Properties
  • Discounts at specific property partners (NEIRA, Historic Hotels of America)
  • 50% Discount when Dining at any HCH Property
  • Industry Discounts through Working Advantage (Entertainment Tickets, Hotels, Rental Cars, Outdoor Activities, Restaurants, etc.)
  • Discounts at each of our Spas, Golf Courses, Fitness rooms/programs and other featured amenities
  • Supportive, open-door policy work environment
  • Work Culture that is fun, energetic and motivating
  • Employee Recognition Program - 'Delight and Surprise Dollars'
  • Accelerated Career Advancement to include professional enrichment, conferences & classes, and manager in training programs.

Experience and Skills:

  • 3+ Years Engineering/Maintenance experience, hotel environment highly preferred
  • Previous professional HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, or Construction experience a plus
  • Familiar with web-based maintenance work order programs a plus
  • Some Microsoft Office skills required, including experience with Outlook (email), Word, and Excel
  • Proven communication, leadership and management skills
  • Ability and willingness to be on-call 24/7 for hotel emergencies
  • Clean work habits with great attention to detail
  • Able to furnish a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize effectively while maintaining calmness, composure, and hospitality
  • Subject to successful completion of background check and/or DMV check.

Hay Creek Hotels ensures all candidates are able to apply for employment. If you require a reasonable accommodation or assistance in completing an online application, please contact the local Human Resource office at the hotel in which you are applying.