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Chief Engineer - Kimpton Armory Hotel Bozeman

Location: Bozeman, MT
Company: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
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Why We're Here
We believe heartfelt, human connections make people's lives better. Especially the people who work here.
Our founder, Bill Kimpton rebelled against impersonal, generic hospitality that makes people feel disconnected. He initiated a new boutique hotel standard and environment where people could connect, from the heart. That was the goal then, and it is still our purpose today.
Your work here has meaning. You're here to improve the lives of coworkers, guests, owners, communities, and together we make that happen. It's what drives all that we do. Every day you can improve lives in your own, unique way and you can expect the same in return. It all starts with you.
How We're Different
Our San Francisco-born entrepreneurial spirit and zest for life kick started this culture in 1981, and it shines through to this day.
It all flows from you. The lively, rebellious, genuine you - with your diverse background, talents, experiences, and plucky personality - is fully welcome, and celebrated here. Because we know that when people can be themselves at work, they shine.
That's what we seek out and celebrate. It's people of all kinds who share a knack for creativity and self-leadership. People who don't need to be told what to do to get things done. People who have an innate passion for making others' lives better.
It adds up to a work environment that's a bit quirky, irreverent, exciting, uncommon, empowering, and downright exceptional. Guests feel it; you'll feel it too.
What You'll Do
As the Chief Engineer, you'll be responsible for maintaining all equipment, systems, and building components and other work normally maintained and performed by hotel Maintenance Engineers. Additional responsibilities will include management and decision making authority for day-to-day operations and leading a team of Stationary Operating Engineers.
Some of your responsibilities include:
- Operate, repair, and maintain all equipment, including but not limited to; all pumps, boilers, motors, chillers, electrical systems, refrigeration systems, lighting, hotel appliances, and the hotel physical plant.
- Repair and maintain the lock and key systems.
- Perform some minor construction work.
- Paint all surfaces and equipment, make minor wall covering repairs, and minor furniture touch-ups.
- Perform necessary inspections and repairs as required and designated to the kitchen and restaurant equipment and furnishings.
- Maintain day-to-day documentation.
- Lead staff (for those properties that have staff) by conducting performance evaluations, holding monthly departmental meetings, leading training on both technical and safety systems, building and maintaining your team.
- Maintain open and positive relationship with the People & Culture Department.
- Notify your supervisor when parts are needed by using the accurate requisition system or want list as appropriate, including purchasing.
- Maintain accurate logs of equipment tests, such as fire alarm systems, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, etc. Repair and preventative maintenance logs, monthly reports, daily walk reports, meter readings, etc.
- Any other related duties as assigned by the General Manager or Corporate Director of Engineering.
What You Bring
- A high school diploma and trade school experience preferred.
- 3+ years of hotel maintenance/engineering experience with 2+ years of management experience.
- High-rise Fire Safety, CFC, and chemical testing certifications.
- Proficient in electrical, HVAC, plumbing, locksmith, refrigeration, welding, boiler maintenance, chillers, and carpentry with a proven electrical and mechanical aptitude.
- Maintain accurate readings and logs.
- Ability to read blueprints and define areas quickly.
- Be proficient in MS Office and other basic platforms.
- Basic management abilities and be able to make reasonable decisions.
Differences make a difference. We are committed to creating a culture that reflects the diversity of our hotel and restaurant guests. With that goal in mind, we encourage each of our employees to understand, accept, and celebrate differences among people. That includes different personalities, lifestyles, work styles, education, and experience. We also welcome and embrace people of all races, ethnicities, ages, religions, physical abilities, sexual orientation, gender identities and genders. For our complete EEO policy click here ( .
Be Yourself. Lead Yourself. Make it Count.
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