Chief EngineerNiagara Riverside ResortNiagara Falls, NY
A property of: Merani Hotel Group
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Job Description


The Beautiful Niagara Riverside Resort is seeking a dedicated Chief Engineer with preferred experience working in full-service hotels with over 5, 000 square feet of meeting space. The primary function of a Chief Engineer is to assure the overall success of the hotel by meeting or exceeding the guest expectation for working order of mechanical systems. The Chief Engineer must maintain a safe and working environment throughout the hotel for all associates, enforce safety guidelines and build awareness about safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Directly responsible for the maintenance and operation      of all the equipment on the property site and the building structure      itself. This includes refrigeration and air conditioning, the fire alarm      system, boilers, primary and secondary power systems, and emergency      generators.
  • Responsible for the aesthetics of the exterior and      interior of the building, continuously evaluates remodeling projects.      Scheduling labor and material for remodeling and refurbishing projects.
  • Scheduling department personnel to maintain 24‐hour day      coverage for preventative maintenance on building and equipment including      external utilities such as water, power, gas, sewer, and also internal      utilities, power systems and fire protection.
  • Prepares work schedules in accordance with forecasted      occupancy.
  • Implements policies and procedures to ensure energy      conservation throughout the hotel
  • Conducts department meetings/training on a regular      basis in conjunction with Best Western Premier Edition Brand standards including      maintenance techniques and safe use of cleaning products.
  • Responsible to insure that Best Western Premier Edition      Brand standards are met in all physical areas of the hotel including      outside the building.
  • Responsible for monitoring compliance with state      building codes and regulations, OSHA safety codes and adherence to Fire      Department standards of safety and evacuation procedures.
  • Cooperates with all Department Heads, sets up      departmental meetings, supervisory meetings and internal departmental      meetings.
  • Monitors any new construction. Interacts as necessary      with designers, architects, contractors, and public utilities, the Fire      Department, Health Department, insurance agencies, and OSHA.  Works      with Department Heads in preparing budgets. Prepares new work orders for      construction projects, as well as monitoring requisitioned supplies and      equipment for the Maintenance and Engineering Departments.
  • Coordinates hotel emergency procedures, in conjunction      with General Manager. Develop an effective emergency plan for hotel.       Conduct drills with staff.  Train staff on the operation of emergency      systems and equipment.  Train all MOD's on emergency procedures,      equipment, water and electrical shutoff etc.  Schedule regular      inspection and maintenance of all emergency equipment (kitchen hood      extinguisher, fire extinguisher, alarm systems etc.).
  • Confers closely with the General Manager and takes      every opportunity to become familiar with all aspects of the hotel in      order to assist guests wherever required.
  • Keeps General Manager promptly informed of all problems      or unusual matters of significance.
  • Performs performance appraisals on all direct reports      as required.

Job Requirements


· High school diploma required.  Minimum 3 years’ experience in a Chief Engineer or Assistant Chief Engineer position preferred. Experience with food and beverage equipment desirable.  Certifications in the major engineering disciplines (electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, and plumbing) preferred. Preferred experience working in full-service hotels with over 10, 000 square feet of meeting space. 

· Merani Hotel Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All applicants are subject to background and substance abuse screening prior to any offer of employment.

Job Details

Mid level
Salary ($50k - $55k)

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Niagara Riverside Resort
Niagara Falls’ Premier Waterfront Destinationshow more
Address7001 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY, 14304 View map
Property typeHotel 
room Count101-250 
location TypeUrban 
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Merani Hotel Group