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Maintenance Engineer
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Property Name
Renaissance Blackstone Chicago
Job Title
Maintenance Engineer
Location
Illinois-Chicago
City
Chicago
Work Permit
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management Position
No
Bonus Pay
No
Accommodation
No
Industry
Hotel/Resort
Position Categories
Maintenance, Technical

Job Details

Req # 3865BR

Job Title Maintenance Engineer

Position Type Full Time - Regular

Location Name The Blackstone - A Renaissance Hotel

City Chicago

State IL

Why Us Sage Hospitality is set to hire a fully trained and skilled Maintenance Engineer (Operator) to join our Engineering team who care for our historic 332 room hotel in the heart of Chicago's Loop district. The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel located on Michigan Avenue is a hotel which has been a destination for the rich, famous and infamous. Housed in a 1910 beaux arts building across the street from Grant Park, the hotel was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2005 and reopened in 2008 following a painstaking renovation. The property will be undergoing a renovation in the 1st Quarter of 2017 in its public spaces and rooms to bring a contemporary and refined feel to the property as it transitions into an Autograph Collection by Marriott property. The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago also has a specially commissioned collection of more than 1,600 contemporary artworks primarily featuring emerging Chicago artists.

*Must be a member in good standing of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399 to be considered for this position. Applicants not meeting this requirement will not be considered.

Posting Overview

The Maintenance Engineer assists in the maintenance, repair, refurbishment, renovation, remodeling and general upkeep in order to keep the facility functional and attractive to prospective customers.

Requirements

Competencies

Dealing with Ambiguity

Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Compassion

Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.

Composure

Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Interpersonal Savvy

Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Knowledge/Skills

Working knowledge of general plumbing refrigeration air conditioning electrical systems boilers bathroom fixtures and tiling painting -prep to finish basic carpentry grounds keeping.

Ability to drive and holds a valid Class C state drivers license.

Have vision to read written communiques, LED read-outs, meters, and computer screens.

Have finger, hand and upper body dexterity to pull levers and rotate knobs, work with arms raised above head and to handle and assemble small parts using basic hand and power tools.

Ability to understand and follow verbal/written instructions, communicate both verbally and in writing, utilize analytical thought processes, understand verbal/written technical and mechanical instruction, and be highly organized.

Have ability to communicate effectively and courteously with employees, guests and contractors in writing, via telephone and in person.

Abilities

Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying required frequently to respond to service requests anywhere on property.

Frequent bending and kneeling required to perform inspections and repairs. 100% mobility required -must respond quickly to emergency.

Potential continuous standing may be required.

Climbing stairs of approximately 90 steps 20% of 8 hours.

Climbing ladders of approximately 8 feet 10% of 8 hours.

Driving -sometimes necessary to drive company pick-up truck/snow plow approximately 10% of time, unless snow emergency, then 100% of time.

Education/Formal Training

High school diploma or equivalent trade school, special courses in building maintenance and construction.

Must be a member in good standing of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399 to be considered for this position. Applicants not meeting this requirement will not be considered.

Experience

A minimum of 6 months experience in equal or similar position.

Scheduled days and times may vary based on need.

Material/Equipment Used

Basis hand and power tools. Painting equipment, key cutting machine, grounds keeping equipment and snow removal equipment. Exposure to hazardous materials on a daily basis.

Chemicals/Agents used: Various chemicals 2-3 times per week. Regular chemicals: solvents, adhesives, paints. Protective clothing worn 100% of day; protective gloves worn approximately. Lifts and scaffolds.

Environment

Indoor exposure to both stable and extreme variance of hot and cold temperatures. Outside exposure to all weather elements and extreme fluctuations of temperature. Prolonged standing, walking, bending, reaching, and heavy lifting.

EEO Statement

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Requirements

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