POSTION PURPOSE:

To monitor, maintain, repair and carry out the preventive maintenance program on the hotel's heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. Repair and maintain other property equipment as instructed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Respond to customer calls and complaints to correct temperature conditions in a positive, polite and timely manner. Monitor public space temperatures, making appropriate adjustments when necessary and start/stop fans as required. Interact with the Chief Engineer and assist in start-up, shut down and operation of all HVAC equipment. Visually inspect gauges, dials and mechanical equipment, make basic mathematical calculations, and move and climb on all types of uneven surfaces. Must lift objects weighing up to 100 lbs. to waist height, work in extreme hot, cold and wet conditions; grasp and manipulate tools and materials, and have excellent finger dexterity. Works with refrigerants, oils, solvents and chemicals.

Perform scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance on all heating, ventilation, air conditioning and related equipment.

Identify and troubleshoot problems, make repairs as follows:
replace mechanical seals, re-pack pumps and valves, replace bearings and belts and check for proper alignment, repair fan coil units, make minor sheet metal repairs, braze and solder, calibrate controls, work on pressure vessels, replace piping and fittings and maintain appropriate records of preventive maintenance and repairs.

Supportive of hotel wide training programs including but not limited to:
OHSA, Safety, Educational and Employee Enhancement programs to assure the continual upgrading of department personnel.

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 Spire Hospitality rules and regulations for the safe and effective operation of the hotel's 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:

  • Assist with requests to shut off steam, water and gas supplies.
  • Assist in the monitoring and maintenance of standpipe, sprinkler and interior fire alarm systems.
  • Change filters on HVAC and fan coil units.
  • Enforce hotel safety standards.
  • Perform other duties and handle projects as assigned by the Chief Engineer.
  • Assist other departmental craft workers as required.
  • Perform all duties required as Fire Alarm Response/Emergency Team.

Experience and Skills:

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:

  • Knowledge of HVAC systems including repair and maintenance and basic electric and plumbing skills.
  • Knowledge of OSHA standards for chemical use.
  • Skill in the use of hand and power tools (drills, hoisting equipment, reciprocating saw, and pressure washing equipment), dial indicators and testing equipment for air, water balancing and control calculations.
  • Sheet metal, brazing and soldering skills.
  • Basic mathematical skill in the use of a calculator to prepare moderately complex mathematical calculations.
  • Basic English language communication skills in order to communicate with customers and co-workers to fully understand job assignments and follow manufacturer's instructions.
  • Ability to push/pull, grasp, lift and /or carry supplies or equipment weighing up to 100 lbs., occasionally waist high.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders, working at heights up to approximately 30 feet.
  • Ability to perform tasks while consistently bending, stooping, kneeling or standing while supporting additional weight up to 80 lbs.
  • Ability to move and work throughout the hotel for the duration of the shift.
  • Ability to work in unfavorable conditions, which can occasionally be cold, hot, noisy and wet.
  • Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy to defuse anger, collect accurate information and offer assistance with guest problems such as plumbing, heating, air conditioning and other general dissatisfactions.
  • Must be able to work well with all members of the Engineering Department and all other members of the Hotel Staff.
  • Must promote a cordial and caring attitude toward all other department heads.
  • Highly motivated self-starter.
  • Experience in all phases of mechanical/electrical systems.
  • Appropriate technical schooling would be helpful.
  • Blueprint reading.

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Physical Demands
  • Subject to hazards. This includes a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
  • Subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions can affect the respiratory system or the skin such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
  • Subject to oils; there is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.
  • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.
  • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near, color vision and depth perception.
  • Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.
  • Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, 10-key adding machine, electric typewriter, multi-line touch tone phone, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, dolly and other office equipment as needed.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Education

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or any other combination of education, training or experience of at least three years that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.

Experience

At least three years as experience as an HVAC mechanic in a complex facility.

Licenses or Certificates EPA Certification

Ability to obtain and/or maintain any required licenses, certificates or permits required for the performance of duties listed above.

Grooming

All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per Spire Hospitality standards.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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