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Holiday Inn Express New Orleans Downtown - Chief of Maintenance

A great opportunity to join the HP Hotel Management family!  HP Hotel Management is an award winning,  national hotel development and management company. 

Located in the central business district of downtown, the newly redesigned Holiday Inn Express.

New Orleans Downtown hotel is 2 blocks from the Mercedes Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Arena, only one block from new Market District.  Holiday Inn Express New Orleans Downtown is walking distance to almost everything a guest comes to New Orleans to see.

The hotel borders the French Quarter, is in the heart of New Orleans’ entertainment district and is an ideal setting for business travelers.  The area is also home to Shell Oil Company and Entergy Corporation.

Nearby, famous attractions include Outlet Collection Shopping Mall, Bourbon Street, National World War II Museum and the Children's Museum, located just a short walk away. The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Insectarium and Zoo are also located nearby.

HP Hotels is offering a great opportunity to join a growing hotel development and management company for the Holiday Inn Express New Orleans Downtown.  Our Team is committed to increasing market share and delivering value to our guests.   

This position requires management experience and experience in a hotel or multi-unit facility.

ESSENTIAL TASKS:

  • Process and complete work orders that are transmitted to the Maintenance Department from the various departments of the hotel.
  • Routinely inspect the hotel’s buildings, grounds and equipment.
  • Schedule, assign and perform work as necessary according to priority of task.
  • Maintain an effective preventive maintenance program.
  • Plan special projects as necessary. Submit ideas to the General Manager. After approval, solicit bids, then supervise and coordinate the project.
  • Routinely inspect air conditioning and heating systems and change filters.
  • Interview and recommend candidates for hire in the Maintenance Department.
  • Participate in the orientation of each new Maintenance employee, completing the appropriate paperwork.
  • Coach and counsel employees in Maintenance in a positive fashion in order to produce improved work performance and knowledge.
  • Recommend disciplinary action for violations of employee conduct policy and poor performance of essential tasks. Complete documentation on disciplinary situations for approval by the General Manager.
  • Maintain an effective training program to ensure that all new Maintenance employees are properly equipped to execute their jobs.
  • Record all incidences of absenteeism or tardiness of Maintenance employees to the General Manager on the appropriate form.
  • Ensure proper clock-in procedures are followed by Maintenance employees. Monitor hours worked to prevent overtime. Approve time cards at the end of each pay period.
  • Ensure that all employees report for work in proper uniform.
  • Prepare work schedules for Maintenance Department employees.
  • Handle purchasing for the Maintenance Department, using proper purchase order procedures. Check all shipments to be sure they are complete. Ensure that invoices to be approved are returned to the General Manager in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for the guestroom key security program. Maintain required records whenever keys are made for guest room, changing locks anytime 7 keys have been made for a room.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper storage, usage and disposal of all chemicals utilized by Maintenance.
  • Ensure that OSHA and HAZCOM procedures are followed.
  • Maintain labor and other expenses to budgeted amounts.
  • Aggressively promote the hotel's policies on safety and security to all employees. A portion of all departmental meetings is to be dedicated to a topic in safety and security.
  • Maintain pool. Clean each morning during season and at least weekly during off season. Maintain chemical levels.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • HS Diploma
  • Level of Experience: 5 years previous maintenance experience in a hotel or multi unit facility.
  • Excellent communication, computer, oral and written skills; positive attitude, self-starter with strong initiative and competitive mind set.
  • The ability to see and hear.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Computer literate.

 

 

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