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Director of Engineering (Chief Engineer)

San Francisco, CA, USA | Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

  • Industry:
    Hospitality, Travel, & Leisure
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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The Kimpton Buchanan is a stylish boutique hotel located on Sutter Street between Japantown and Lower Pacific Heights.The property includes 131 guestrooms, an outdoor courtyard, on-site self-park garage, and a tenant restaurant space.The Director of Engineering oversees two hourly maintenance professionals, all safety programs, property mechanicals and inspections, PM program, and Capital projects to continually improve the hotel.The property was last renovated from 2015-2016, extensively.

Our mission is to be the best loved Hotel & Restaurant Company so regardless of position, we look for individuals who are passionate about providing genuine heartfelt care to our guest and employees.

Your day-to-day

Oversees/maintains/contracts maintenance all operating equipment, including, but not limited to all pumps, motors, boilers, chillers, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc. 

RepInstitutes and maintains all guest room furnishings, equipment and physical plant. 

RepInstitutes and maintains lock and key system. 

Performs minor construction work when Local 2 maintenance worker is unavailable.

Maintain par stocks of essential parts and associated materials and products used for operating, repInstituteing and maintaining the hotel and for notifying supervisor when parts are needed by using the proper requisition system or want list as appropriate including purchasing. 

Maintain accurate logs of equipment tests, (such as fire alarm systems, emergency lighting, fir extinguishers, etc.) repInstitute and preventative maintenance logs, monthly reports, daily walk reports, meter readings, etc. 

Any other related duties as assigned by the General Manager or the Corporate Director Of Engineering. 

Responsible for ensuring that contacts with project contractors and salesmen are conducted in a professional manner, and that he conducts himself in accordance with Kimpton Group standards.

Supervision Exercised  

Maintain staff 

Prepare scheduling 

Maintain day to day documentation. 

Conduct performance evaluations. 

Train (both technical and safety items). 

Hold monthly departmental meetings. 

Problem solving solutions. 

Maintain open and productive relationship with Human Resources.

Specific experience we're seeking

Five years hotel maintenance/engineering experience with two years management experience preferred.  

Must have knowledge in electrical, HVAC, plumbing, locksmith, refrigeration, welding, boiler maintenance, chillers and carpentry. 

Ability to understand written and verbal instructions and to communicate effectively. 

To maintain accurate readings and logs. 

To have a solid electrical/mechanical aptitude. 

To have basic management abilities and to make reasonable decisions.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accomOrganizationations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 Prior experience required. Depending on the role degree may be required.

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