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Chief Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512450-764339
    • Job Location: Cambridge, MA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Date Updated: April 01, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

907 Main and The Dial restaurant is actively searching for an efficient, detailed, and self-motivated Chief Engineer to lead our Hotel Maintenance team.  

The right candidate will be a hands-on leader who is willing to problem solve, interact with guests to resolve hotel maintenance issues, and proactively monitor preventative maintenance programs. The ideal candidate must be willing and able to participate in daily duties to better the overall success of the team and ultimate satisfaction of the customer. The Chief Engineer will oversee all other maintenance staff, training them on proper procedures, developing skill sets, and coaching on safety requirements. On call availability is required. 

907 Main Hotel is located in the heart of Cambridge in Central Square, a short walking distance to the campuses of MIT and Harvard University and numerous Bio-Tech and pharmaceutical company corporate headquarters. The upper-upscale independent hotel will feature 67 guest rooms and suites, a street level restaurant and stand-alone seasonal patio as well as a vibrant roof top restaurant bar. 907 Main will become a high energy destination for domestic and international corporate and leisure travelers. A true independent with eclectic design and décor, 907 Main is poised to become the leading hotel and restaurant opportunity in the diverse multi-cultural Cambridge/Boston market. 

This position will begin immediately.

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
  • 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
  • May be 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.