Chief Engineer (salaried)Homewood Suites - San JoseSan Jose, CA
A property of: Dimension Development CompanyPosted 1 week ago

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This is the job description for CHIEF ENGINEER (Salaried)


Job Title: Chief Engineer
Department: Maintenance
Company: Dimension Development
Reports To: General Manager
Supervises: Maintenance Engineers
Job Description Date: May 1, 2014

Job Purpose: To supervise maintenance operations - i.e., refrigeration, heating, plumbing, etc., maintaining standards.

Job Responsibilities:
1. Supervise, develop and maintain ongoing maintenance operation for hotel, including refrigeration, heating,
plumbing, water treatment, preventive maintenance, hotel rooms, A/H units, ice machines, pools, lighting,
kitchen equipment, emergency generators, water softeners, switch rooms, roof exhausts, electrical
substations, etc.
2. Ensure projects are completed according to specifications and on time by studying work schedules and
estimating worker-hour requirements for completion. Establish or adjust work procedures to meet
production schedules.
3. Work closely with Housekeeper and Front Desk Manager to ensure coordination of activities. May confer
with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments.
4. Aid and instruct craftsmen in scheduling work, ordering material and completing assignments by a specified
date. May estimate, requisition, and inspect materials.
5. Meet with architects to discuss blueprints, contact contractors to submit bids for new construction, and
meets with construction supervisors to discuss different phases of work.
6. Perform work within departmental expense plans.
7. Analyze and resolve work problems, or assist workers in solving problems. Initiate or suggest plans to
motivate workers. Recommend or initiate personnel actions, such as training, promotions, transfers,
discharges, and disciplinary measures. Reward employees who meet/exceed expectations. Confer with
workers' representatives.
8. Interprets specifications, job orders, and company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.
9. Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules, recommends measures to improve
10. May set up machines and equipment.
11. Other duties as assigned.

Job Skills:
1. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only
limited standardization exists. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or
schedule form.
2. Read and understand instructions, safety rules, etc. Write reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling,
and grammar. Speak with poise, voice control, and confidence, using correct grammar and well-modulated
3. Ability to understand the technologies required in the work you are directing.

Job Qualifications: Describe the minimum qualifications needed to complete the job responsibilities.
Education Vocational Institution Certificate and completion of apprenticeship in plumbing/electrical repair.
Experience 2 years supervisory experience in the maintenance field and 3 years experience in the plumbing, electrical, and painting trades; OR, an equivalent combination of educ. & experience.
Licenses/Certifications None required

Job Requirements


Job Details

Senior level

About this location

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location Type:


Customer Service


Dental Benefits
Disability Insurance
Health Insurance Benefits
Hotel Discounts
Life Insurance
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Paid Time Off
Pet Insurance
Tuition Reimbursement
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Homewood Suites - San Jose
Homewood Suites - San Joseshow more
Address10 West Trimble Road, San Jose, CA, 95131 View map
Property typeHotel 
room Count101-250 
location TypeUrban 

People (3)

Samuel CuevaVICE PRESIDENT OF HUMAN RESOURCESSamuel is responsible for the HR policies, procedures, benefits, compensation, and training, as well as serving as a consultant to our General Managers and hotel HR staff in all matters related to human resources. Samuel brings more than twenty five years of Human Resources experience in both hotel and corporate level positions with Hilton Hotels, Gaylord Entertainment, John Q. Hammons Hotels and Interstate Hotels & Resorts.
Tim HortonCOO – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – HOTEL OPERATIONSTim has been a member of the Dimension team since 1992 when he joined our company as an Assistant General at one of our full service hotels in the Shreveport area. From there Tim has distinguished himself in all areas of hotel operations and advanced from General Manager to Area Manager to Regional Director. Most recently he served as Vice President of Operations for the Central Region and advanced to Executive Vice President of Hotel Operations in May 2013. Reporting to Tim are the three regional vice presidents of operations and the senior director of sales & marketing. Tim is a graduate of the University of Alabama.
Sam J. FriedmanFOUNDER & CEOIn 1958, Sam Friedman obtained a B.S. degree from Louisiana State University. He went on to graduate from the LSU Law School in 1961. He also served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1963. In 1973, Sam Friedman who was then a practicing attorney in Natchitoches, LA, left his practice to develop and operate hotels. Since that time Sam has developed or participated in the development of more than 40 hotels and has acquired ownership and/or management of an additional 25 hotels over his development career. Mr. Friedman formed Dimension Development Company in 1988 to develop extended stay hotels and has since grown his company to where today Dimension owns and/or manages 51 hotels in 13 states with hotels being Hilton, Marriott and IHG hotel brands. Sam has served as President of the International Association of Holiday Inns and continues to serve as the longstanding Chairman of the Homewood Suites Franchise Advisory Board. Mr. Friedman is the Principal Managing Partner and Asset Manager for The Roosevelt, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New Orleans. Dimension redeveloped this hotel at a budgeted cost of 150 million dollars from the former Fairmont Hotel New Orleans following the significant damage that closed the hotel after the impact of Hurricane Katrina. Dimension also recently completed a major renovation of the Inter Continental Hotel also in New Orleans. Formerly Mr. Friedman served as Chairman of the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors and currently is a member of both the LSU Alumni Board and the LSU Foundation. Sam has played significant roles in the development of Holiday Inn, Residence Inn and Homewood Suites as franchised hotel brands. Sam resides in Natchitoches, LA, with his spouse Edwina Friedman.

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Reputation of SuccessDimension has earned a reputation of success by sticking with a few, basic principles: Be affiliated with great brands! Recruit and retain great people! Continuously improve! We've built a winning tradition by: Selecting winning development sites and capitalizing on well-timed acquisitions; Working with a winning combination of leading lenders, architects, contractors, and vendor-partners; Maintaining a geographically diversified portfolio of superior hotel product concepts.
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