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Updated: 9/25/2013 10:02 am
JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:Chief Engineer
Department:Front Desk
Company:John Q. Hammons Hotels
Reports To:General Manager
Supervises: Maintenance Engineers
Job Description Date:December 1, 2007
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 production.
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 voice.
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.
EducationVocational Institution Certificate and completion of apprenticeship in plumbing/electrical repair.
Experience2 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/CertificationsNone required
Management Activities: Check all that apply
XInterview, select and train associates
XSet and adjust associates’ rates of pay and hours of work
XDirect the work of associates
XAppraise associates’ productivity and efficiency for purpose of recommending promotions or other changes in status
XHandle associate complaints
XDiscipline associates
XPlan the work
XDetermine the techniques to be used
XApportion the work among associates
XDetermine types of materials, supplies, machinery, equipment/tools used or merchandise to be bought, stocked & sold
XControl the flow and distribution of materials or merchandise and supplies
XProvide for the safety and security of the employees or the property
XPlan and control the budget
XMonitor or implement legal compliance measures
XCustomarily and regularly direct the work of at least 2 or more full-time associates or their equivalent (1 full-time associate at 40 and 2 half-time associates at 20 hours each, are equivalent to 2 full-time associates).
XAuthority to hire or fire other associates, or makes suggestions and recommendations as to the hiring, firing , advancement, promotion or any other change of status of other associates are given particular weight.

Discretion & Independent Judgment: Answer all questions and provide multiple specific examples.
QuestionAnswer (If yes, give multiple examples)
Does this position have authority to formulate, affect, interpret, or implement management policies or operating practices? Yes, interprets specifications, job orders, and company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.
Does this position have authority to commit the employer in matters that have significant financial impact?No
Does this position have authority to waive or deviate from established policies and procedures without prior approval? No
Does this position have authority to negotiate and bind the company on significant matters?No
Is this position involved in planning long or short-term business objectives?Yes, establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules, recommends measures to improve production.
Does this position represent the company in handling complaints, arbitrating disputes or resolving grievances?Yes, may confer with workers’ representatives to resolve grievances.
Does this position have authority to make an independent choice, free from immediate direction or supervision or make decisions or recommendations that may occasionally be reviewed, revised or reversed?Yes, recommends measures to improve production.
Physical Requirements: Indicate requirements that are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.Working Conditions: Indicate the environmental aspects of the job.
Ability to speak and hear. Close and distance vision. Frequent sitting with some walking and standing. Frequently lifts/carries up to 10 lbs. Continual use of manual dexterity and gross motor skills with frequent use of bi-manual dexterity and fine motor skills.Continually works in normal office conditions and in close proximity to others.
Additional physical & visual requirements (check all that apply)Additional working conditions (check all that apply)
Identify and distinguish colorsXOutdoor weather conditions
XStand for long periods of timeXExtreme cold (non-weather)
XWalk extended distancesXExtreme heat (non-weather)
XLift/carry 6-25 lbs.Wet or humid conditions
Lift/carry 26-50 lbs.XNear moving or mechanical parts
Lift/carry over 50 lbs.XOn high precarious places
XReach hands and arms in any directionXWith fumes or airborne particles
XKneel and/or stoop repeatedlyXNear toxic or caustic chemicals
Able to work overtime and irregular hoursXNear risk of electrical shock
XNear loud noises
XIn areas of strong vibration
Other______________________________

For more information, contact:
Norma Henson, PHR
Human Resources Manager
e-mail: norma.henson@jqh.com
Direct Line: 775-954-2526
Fax 775-954-2547
Ramada Reno Hotel & Diamond's Casino
1000 E 6th Street
Reno NV 89512


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