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Requisition Number 18-0003
Post Date 1/11/2018
Title 2nd Class Engineer
City New Orleans
State LA
Description

Summary
The Engineer operates and maintains stationary engines and mechanical equipment such as steam engines, air compressors, generators, motors, turbines and steam boilers to provide utilities such as light, heat or power for buildings.

Essential Functions
To perform the Engineer position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•  Read meters and gauges or automatic recording devices at specified intervals to verify operating conditions

•  Record data such as temperature of equipment, hours of operation, fuel consumed, temperature or pressure, water levels, analysis of flue gases, voltage load and generator balance

•  Adjust manual controls or override automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges; switch to backup equipment or systems; shut down equipment

•  Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair adjustment or lubrication

•  Maintain equipment by tightening fittings, repacking bearings, replacing packing glands, gaskets, valves, recorders and gauges and cleaning or replacing burners or other components

•  Oil and lubricate equipment

•  Perform water titration tests and pour chemical additives such as water softener into treatment tank to prevent scale buildup and to clean boiler lines

•  Record operation and maintenance actions taken during shift in operators logbook

•  Respond to requests for service in guestrooms

•  Monitor life safety systems

•  Change filters as necessary on A/C blower units

•  Other duties as assigned

Requirements

Competency
To perform the Engineer position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

•  Problem Solving - Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem solving situations; use reason even when dealing with emotional topics

•  Technical Skills - Assess own strengths and weaknesses; pursue training and development opportunities; strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; share expertise with others

•  Customer Service - Manage difficult or emotional customer situations; respond promptly to customer needs; solicit customer feedback to improve service; respond to requests for service and assistance; meet commitments

•  Interpersonal - Focus on solving conflict, not blaming; maintain confidentiality; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; remain open to others' ideas and try new things

•  Oral Communication - Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings

•  Team Work - Balance team and individual responsibilities; exhibit objectivity and openness to others' views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit; put success of team above own interests; ability to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; support team's efforts to succeed; recognize accomplishments of other team members

•  Written Communication - Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; present numerical data effectively; ability to read and interpret written information

•  Change Management - Develop workable implementation plans; communicate changes effectively; build commitment and overcome resistance; prepare and support those affected by change; monitor transition and evaluate results

•  Delegation - Delegate work assignments; match the responsibility to the person; give authority to work independently; set expectations and monitor delegated activities; provide recognition for results

•  Leadership - Exhibit confidence in self and others; inspire and motivate others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; inspire respect and trust; accept feedback from others; provide vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates; give appropriate recognition to others; display passion and optimism; mobilize others to fulfill the vision

•  Quality Management - Look for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness

•  Business Acumen - Understand business implications of decisions; display orientation to profitability; demonstrate knowledge of market and competition; align work with strategic goals

•  Diversity - Demonstrate knowledge of EEO policy; show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educate others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; build a diverse workforce

•  Ethics - Treat people with respect; keep commitments; inspire the trust of others; work with integrity and ethically; uphold hotel's organizational values

•  Organizational Support - Follow policies and procedures; complete administrative tasks correctly and on time; support hotel's goals and values; benefit hotel through outside activities; respect diversity

•  Adaptability - Adapt to changes in the work environment; manage competing demands; change approach or method to best fit the situation; ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events

•  Attendance and Punctuality - Consistently arrive at work on time; ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrive at meetings and appointments on time

•  Dependability - Follow instructions, responds to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; keep commitments; commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; complete tasks on time or notify appropriate person with an alternate plan.

•  Initiative - Volunteer readily; undertake self-development activities; seek increased responsibilities; take independent actions and calculated risks; look for and take advantage of opportunities; ask for and offer help when needed

•  Innovation - Display original thinking and creativity; meet challenges with resourcefulness; generate suggestions for improving work; develop innovative approaches and ideas; present ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention

•  Judgment - Display willingness to make decisions; exhibit sound and accurate judgment; support and explain reasoning for decisions; include appropriate people in decision-making process; make timely decisions

•  Motivation - Set and achieve challenging goals; demonstrate persistence and overcome obstacles; measure self against standard of excellence; take calculated risks to accomplish goals

•  Planning and Organizing - Prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently; plan for additional resources; set goals and objectives; organize or schedule other people and their tasks; develop realistic action plans

•  Professionalism - Approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accept responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments

•  Quality - Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality; apply feedback to improve performance; monitor own work to ensure quality

•  Quantity - Meet productivity standards; complete work in timely manner; strive to increase productivity; work quickly

•  Safety and Security - Observe safety and security procedures; determine appropriate action beyond guidelines; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly

Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for an individual to successfully perform the duties and responsibility of the Engineer position:

Language Ability
•  Effectively interact and communicate in English with people from diverse backgrounds

•  Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals

•  Write routine reports and correspondence

•  Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other associates of the hotel

Math Ability
•  Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry

•  Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations

Reasoning Ability
•  Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
    
•  Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form

Certificates and Licenses
•  Possess a valid 2nd Class Engineering, Refrigeration and/or Boiler’s License

Work Environment
•  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

•  Frequent exposure to work near moving mechanical parts

•  Occasionally exposed to vibration

Physical Demands
•  Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

•  Occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds

•  Regularly stand, walk and talk or hear

•  Frequently use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell

•  Occasionally sit

•  Safely navigate multiple flights of stairs

Position Status and Availability
•  Full-time, evening (PM) shift - 2:30p - 11:00p, Monday - Sunday including holidays

Education and Experience
•  Possess an Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school

•  Two (2) years prior experience and/or training in engineering

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