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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016

Le Méridien New Orleans New Orleans, LA

Company
Le Méridien New Orleans
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
hc.54C07C32027B52C0
AJE Ref #
576164679
Location
New Orleans, LA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

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Director of Engineering Company Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1000 properties in over 100 countries, is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis(R), The Luxury Collection(R), Sheraton(R), Westin(R), Four Points(R) by Sheraton, W(R), Le Méridien(R), Aloft(R)and ElementSM. Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., is one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com or www.starwoodvacationownership.com. The Company is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy), age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. Location AWAKEN YOUR CURIOUSITY Le Méridien, a Luxury Art Hotel in New Orleans is designed for those individuals who are inspired by contemporary art and cuisine combined with great service. WHAT INSPIRES US Our inspiration. We believe that a place to stay can be more than a temporary residence. It can be a destination in and of itself and a path to discovery. A place to belong. Our dedication to discovery is twofold we seek to create memorable moments for our guests, and equally important, to crafting enriching careers for our Associates. We want our Associates to enjoy their careers, to have the opportunity to be inspired and to create, and to feel that to be Le Méridien is to be part of a community. Diversity & inclusion. International in spirit and location, our diversity nourishes the spirit that is Le Méridien. Corporate citizenry. People craft the experiences that enrich us. As members of the communities that surround us, Le Méridien supports programs and causes that cultivate the communities in which we operate, live, and work. Department Engineering Department The Engineering department helps provide "on-brand" experiences for our hotel guests by maintaining all equipment throughout the hotel. Job Description POSITION PURPOSE Maintain the entire hotel facility, including the physical building structure, all mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems, and related equipment in accordance with energy conservation and preventative maintenance programs. Ensure the upkeep of guest areas to maintain an attractive hotel. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS *Conduct walk-throughs and visually assess the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of the physical structure(s) of the hotel, all mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems and any other related equipment. *Verify completion of all routine maintenance on public spaces, meeting rooms, ballrooms, outlets, back of the house spaces, and grounds. Verify completion of all repairs, replacement, and renovation projects to offices and employee work areas. *Assist in hiring, training, supervising, and disciplining department staff and all other staff under direction of the Engineering Department, such as painters, upholsterers, and groundskeepers. *Adhere to all corporate-required purchasing policies and controls, including, but not limited to, all outside contractor bids, budgets, and schedules. Follow prescribed safety procedures for personnel and equipment by the company and OSHA. *Maintain effective Energy Management and Preventive Maintenance programs and conduct special training for other operating departments on the safe and efficient use of equipment and energy in the hotel. *Inform the General Manager and hotel department heads on a regular basis regarding the specific and overall condition of the building structure(s), related systems, and equipment offering prudent, cost effective proposals for maintaining these systems. Access and input information into a computer and generate reports. Other: Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Employees with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel. In addition, attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required. Upon employment, all employees are required to fully comply with Starwood rules and regulations for the safe and effective operation of the hotel facilities. Employees who violate hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the manager based upon the particular requirements of the hotel: Supervise necessary repairs and maintenance throughout the hotel. Prepare technical data, bidding, project work, alterations, and repairs for properties. Must have basic knowledge of building codes. Actively train in fire prevention, environmental health and safety, and engineering systems. Attend all meetings regarding hotel operations, i.e., department, fire, safety, health and quality improvement. Oversee daily and weekly payrolls. Prepare departmental manpower schedules. Oversee water treatment programs. Attend morning walk arounds as required. Requirements SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities: Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace. Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process. Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written. Most tasks are performed in a team environment with the employee acting as a team leader. There is minimal direct supervision. Must possess basic computational ability. Must possess basic computer skills. Knowledge of computer accounting programs, math skills as well as budgetary analysis capabilities required. Must have a thorough knowledge of all types of mechanical equipment such as chillers, boilers, water softeners, and refrigeration equipment. Must have thorough knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems, maintenance of records of power, water and fuel consumption. Must have experience in office procedures, ordering materials, securing bids, and of city codes and other applicable building laws, building construction, blueprint reading, etc. Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing equal employment opportunity and civil rights, occupational safety and health, wage and hour issues, and labor relations, including, but not limited to the following statutes and their state and local analogues (where applicable): Title VII, ADEA, Equal Pay Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, FLSA, ADA, OSHA, FMLA, and NLRA. Physical Demands Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature generally is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems; however, must be able to work in extreme temperatures like freezers (-10&176;F) and boi