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Posted: 11/12/2020
Job Reference #: 9447_1528861
Keywords: engineer, electrical

Job Description

ENGINEER Position Profile

Reports to: Chief Operating Engineer, position is non-exempt

Hotels done differently. It's not just a slogan or catch phrase, it is who we are in everything we do. We believe in the power of People, Place and Character; ensuring our properties are a place where individuals are valued and celebrated as a tribute to the neighborhoods and the people of the communities in which we operate; elevating our associates' pride in who they are, where they live and who we serve.

Located in the Historic Hippee building, Surety celebrates the history of Des Moines while building the future of the City of Certainties. In banking, a surety bond is a guarantee- a promise that someone has your back so that you can make good on a loan. At Surety Hotel Des Moines, we make a promise as well; unmatched service, incredible design, a superior level of hospitality and a one-of-a-kind Iowa experience for all.

Surety Hotel is managed by Aparium Hotel Group which was founded in 2011 by Chicago hospitality executive and entrepreneur Mario Tricoci and luxury hotel veteran Kevin Robinson. The duo saw a clear need for a company that could bring c-suite service and accommodations to underserved, yet distinct and important cities, while maintaining and celebrating the unadulterated character of each. Driven by the belief that all hospitality experiences should be fueled by the poetics of their surroundings, Aparium was born with an intense focus on unearthing the amazing moments unique to every city.

Since its founding, Aparium has grown into a new kind of hotel brand, one that ventures off the beaten path, both geographically and philosophically. It is a sophisticated hotel brand known for its singular ability to combine the business acumen of large hospitality companies with the charm of boutique hotels, bringing the disparate forces together in bustling, smaller markets.

You are humble and understand the need to work side-by-side with others; and you take feedback to make things better seriously. Your experience is eclectic and dynamic. You have prepared for the worst emergency, and you are the one exuding calm, confidence, and know-how when the unexpected rears its head. You have a special place in your heart for the people and teams you have worked with during your career. You understand that an organized and systematic approach to preventative maintenance is necessary for the life and well-being of the property. You know every hour spent in preparation is worth ten in reaction. You know success comes through collaboration and teamwork.

The Engineer reports to the Chief Operating Engineer, and like all qualified engineers, possesses the diverse knowledge of electrical, plumbing, steam, gas, fire & safety, and HVAC refrigeration. As a working engineer, this position is required to be hands-on and dive into the day-to-day operation, service and repairs of hotel equipment, so if you prefer to "see the forest" and not willing to "plant the trees", this is not a role for you.
The role will also actively develop trusting and transparent relations with fellow associates of the hotel. As an employee within Aparium Hotel Group this position will work with a phenomenal group of peers who insist that you are collaborative, humble, experienced, and open-minded - no egos are allowed.


    -Uphold and role model the company's principles of People, Place and to ensure the experiences of translocal hospitality, intuitive service, and collaboration
    -Maintain a good working relationship with other associates by promoting teamwork and fostering a harmonious working environment
    -Responsibilities include maintaining all equipment, systems and building components including, but not limited to, mechanical and electrical systems, pumps, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, locks, furniture, paint, wall coverings, tile, and other equipment
    -Handle routine maintenance, repairs and cleanliness in guest rooms, public spaces, event space, outlets, back of house spaces and grounds
    -Demonstrate familiarity with the hotel's safety systems and takes corrective action on any maintenance or operating problems which affect the security or operating condition of the hotel
    -Participate in the room preventative maintenance program
    -Use your skills and intuition to detect equipment malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair
    -Repair and maintain physical structure of establishment and furnishings as needed
    -Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards; Participate in all scheduled training classes and meetings
    -Transport heavy boxes and packages within the hotel for maintenance and repairs
    -Assist in delivery and setup of all new equipment such as televisions, mattresses, tables, chairs, etc.
    -Communicate with Chief Operating Engineer on projects as assigned
    -Respond to all guest requests in a timely and personable manner


    -Minimum of two (2) years of experience in building maintenance; previous experience as a hotel engineer preferred or comparable experience at an establishment such as apartment complex or office building
    -Basic knowledge of refrigeration systems, electricity, HVAC, and plumbing, certifications are a plus
    -Maintains a Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification
    -Proficiency of the English language in reading, writing and verbal communication
    -Ability to sit, stand and walk for extended periods, bend, climb stairs and lift up to 50 lbs.
    -Ability to work by yourself, lead yourself, make it count!
    -Ability to work varied shifts, that may include days, nights, weekends, and holidays

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Aparium Hospitality Services celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment, and sense of belonging for all employees. We do not discriminate and believe every individual should be proud of who they are, where they come from and take pride in who we serve.

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