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Kitchen Mechanic/Engineer

Posted November 12, 2018

Since opening its doors in 1912, The Adolphus has served as an icon of Dallas and an integral part of the City’s history and culture. Situated on the original site of City Hall, the hotel was modeled after a beaus arts German castle. In its recent restoration and renovation, the hotel’s storied past is both celebrated and reimagined. There is a sense of discovery at every turn.

As an Engineer, you would be responsible for maintaining the physical functionality and safety of the facility in the hotel continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Including performing repairs and preventative maintenance in guest rooms, public space and hotel outlets in order to ensure guest satisfaction.

We seek to hire the best. Leaders of high character and humility with genuine passion and aptitude for hospitality. People who choose to be in hospitality because they have an open and generous nature and seek to make guests happy. We are a group of people who are proud of the work we do. Caring leaders, perfectionist chefs, intelligent creatives, generous hosts, meticulous operators, inspiring teachers, tireless doers, and all-around devotees of hospitality. We create value by empowering the team. We encourage our teams to stretch their thinking, move beyond their comfort zone and achieve their full potential. By providing a platform of support service, like the best in technology, finance resources, talent development, marketing and communication support, we allow them to focus on the heart of their business – hospitality and people. We are passionate about people and attract, develop and retain the best in hospitality.  We thoughtfully seek out and groom talent, both within our company and outside, by promoting from within, developing a culture of growth and learning and partnering with the local community.

At Makeready  http://makereadyexperience.com/ we create independent hotel, restaurant and retail brands. Each of our brands has a distinct point of view but they all share a common purpose: to inspire deeper connections with the world around them – city by city, person by person. Every Makeready experience embraces local culture, honors past and present, and invites curious guests to delve into the detail of their surroundings.

What would you be doing:

  • Display advanced engineering operations skills and general mechanical ability.
  • Must display professional, journeyman level expertise, in Kitchen equipment maintenance and repairs at least two of the following areas with basic skills in the remaining: air conditioning and refrigeration, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, general building management, pneumatic/electronic systems and controls, and/or energy conservation.
  • Display solid knowledge and skill in the safe use of hand and power tools and other materials required to perform repair and maintenance tasks.
  • Safely perform highly complex repairs of the physical property, electrical, plumbing and mechanical equipment, air conditioners, refrigeration and pool heaters - ensuring all methods, materials and practices meet company standards and Local and National codes - with little or no supervision.
  • Perform routine inspections of the entire property, noting safety hazards, lack of illumination, down equipment, and take immediate corrective action.
  • Inspect and repair all mechanical equipment in the kitchens including, but not limited to: appliances, HVAC, electrical and plumbing components, diagnose and repair of boilers, pumps and related components.
  • Use the Lockout/Tagout system before performing any maintenance work. Display thorough knowledge of maintenance contracts and vendors.
  • Display knowledge of engineering computer programs related to preventative maintenance, energy management, and other systems, including devices that interact with such programs.
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting of hotel Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) systems. Display the ability to train and mentor other engineers as necessary and supervise work in progress and act in a supervisory role in the absence of supervisors and/or management.
  • Display ability to perform Engineer on Duty responsibilities, including readings and rounds.

Qualification:

  • Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report any maintenance problems, safety hazards, accidents, or injuries; complete safety training and certifications; and properly store flammable materials. 0
  • Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance and heavier lifting or movement tasks with assistance. Move up and down stairs, service ramps, and/or ladders.
  • Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping.
  • Enter and locate work-related information using computers and/or point of sale systems. Perform other reasonable job duties as requested.

CRITICAL TASKS

Kitchen Equipment Maintenance

  • Display advanced engineering operations skills and general mechanical ability.
  • Display professional journeyman level expertise in kitchen equipment maintenance and repair and at least two of the following areas with basic skills in the remaining: air conditioning and refrigeration, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, general building, pneumatic/electronic systems and controls, and/or energy conservation.
  • Display working knowledge of building systems, emergency systems, and all building documentation. Must read standard blue prints and electrical schematics concerning Kitchen equipment, plumbing and HVAC.
  • Perform routine inspections of the entire property, noting safety hazards, lack of illumination, down equipment and take immediate corrective action.
  • Inspect and repair all mechanical equipment including, but not limited to: appliances, HVAC, electrical and plumbing components, diagnose and repair of boilers, pumps and related components.
  • Perform repairs on all types of equipment, plumbing, and electrical equipment. Including,
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting of all hotel Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing systems.
  • Display ability to perform Engineer on Duty responsibilities, including readings and rounds.

Accident Prevention and Safety

  • Follow company and department safety and security policies and procedures to promote a clean, safe, and secure environment.
  • Complete appropriate safety training and certifications to perform work tasks.
  • Follow policies and procedures for the safe operation and storage of tools, equipment, and machines.
  • Follow Hazardous Material Management Program procedures for handling and disposing of chemicals, fertilizer, pesticides, blood borne pathogens, etc., including using Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • Use proper equipment, wear appropriate personal protective clothing (PPE), and employ correct lifting procedures, as necessary, to avoid injury.
  • Identify and correct unsafe work procedures or conditions and/or report them to management and security/safety personnel.
  • Maintain proficiency of fire sprinkler and emergency power system and is familiar with the duties and responsibilities of the Fire and Emergency Rescue Teams.
  • Follow property specific procedures for handling emergency situations (e.g., Fire and Emergency Response Team, evacuations, medical emergencies, natural disasters) in order to preserve the building and its systems during the emergency and act as quickly and responsibly as possible to return the building to its normal operating status.
  • Display solid knowledge and skill level in the safe use of hand and power tools and other materials required to perform repair and maintenance tasks.
  • Use the Lockout/Tagout system before performing any maintenance work.
  • Store all flammable materials in OSHA and EPA approved containment devices.

Install, Maintain, and Repair Items

  • Safely perform highly complex repairs of the physical property, electrical, plumbing and mechanical equipment, air conditioners, refrigeration and pool heaters - ensuring all methods, materials and practices meet company standards and Local and National codes - with little or no supervision.
  • Carry all equipment (e.g., keys, phones, pager, tools, radio) in order to maintain preparedness to carry out work tasks at all times.
  • Respond and attend to guest repair requests.
  • Clean, lubricate, protect and otherwise maintain all tools and equipment in the hotel.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on tools and equipment, including cleaning and lubrication.
  • Identify, locate, and operate all shut-off valves for equipment and utility shut-offs for buildings.
  • Respond and attend to guest repair requests.
  • Perform preventive maintenance in a timely manner.

Maintain Building and Property

  • Clean all engineering areas as directed by Engineering Management.
  • Observe energy and utilities usage in the hotel and on the grounds.
  • Look for ways to conserve energy and report any ideas to the Engineering Management.

Maintain Records or Logs

  • Maintain the preventive maintenance records, inspections, and rounds using a computer management system.
  • Assure each day’s activities and problems that occur are communicated to the other shifts using approved communication programs and standards
  • Maintain the property inventory of parts, materials, equipment, tools, and supplies necessary to perform their jobs.
  • Maintain maintenance inventory and requisition parts and supplies as needed.
  • Read, log, track and interpret readings from meters, gauges and other measuring devices.
  • Provide periodic maintenance inventory updates to engineering management when requested.
  • Assist in the compilation of data for Preventative Maintenance inspection records.
  • Perform work orders, follow up on preventive maintenance to be performed on equipment during shifts, record all inspections and repairs in a computer management system.
  • Record all equipment operation and maintenance readings in the proper computer system, maintain an accurate operators log, noting visitors to the department, servicemen’s visits of inspections, emergency calls, unusual service calls, job order requests, etc.
  • Display thorough knowledge of maintenance contracts and vendors.

Physical Tasks

  • Lift, carry, reach, bend, and climb ladders.
  • Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping.
  • Move up and down stairs and/or service ramps.
  • Grasp, turn, and manipulate objects of varying size and weight, requiring fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
  • Visually inspect tools, equipment, or machines (e.g., to identify defects).
  • Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance and heavier lifting or movement tasks with assistance.
  • Assist with moving, lifting, carrying, and placing of objects weighing in excess of 100 pounds.
  • Enter and locate work-related information using computers.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.