• Chief Engineer

    Posted July 11, 2019

    Chief Engineer

    Job overview

    As the Chief Engineer, you will fill a key role in maintaining the appearance and presentation of your hotel of an industry-recognized leader in hospitality management services. As the appearance and cleanliness of the hotel is paramount to all guests, you will ensure repairs, maintenance, and the preventative maintenance program are completed as directed.  The Chief Engineer also supports/monitors capital repair and renovation projects. The leader of this dynamic team oversees, coordinates and assists the activities of any maintenance staff.  This position reports directly to the General Manager.

    The ideal candidate will: 

    • Love the look and quality presentation of all hotel facilities, be detail oriented, preferably with facility maintenance experience.
    • Be incredibly friendly, customer centric, love to smile and have FUN in a team environment. 
    • Two years of college or vocational training in electrical or mechanical engineering or plumbing plus five (5) years’ work experience in facilities maintenance, plant operations or engineering services for a hotel or hotels.  Needs experience in technical crafts (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, etc.). Specialization in these trades is required. An ability to advance knowledge in these areas is essential.
    • Certification and/or License Requirement: Professional certification and licensure if required by law.  Minimum Type III EPA Certification for refrigerant reclamation and charging.
    • Supervises and assists engineering staff in maintaining and repairing fire and life safety systems, room equipment, HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems, kitchen appliances, refrigeration equipment, pool equipment, lighting, laundry equipment and other systems/equipment as directed.
    • Performs skilled repair and maintenance operations using power tools, hand tools, welding equipment, etc.
    • Responds quickly to guest requests/complaints in a friendly manner. Relays appropriate requests or complaints to appropriate subordinate or manager.  Follows up to ensure guest satisfaction.
    • Completes training regarding safety, security, department procedures and service guidelines. Conducts training of co-workers and subordinates as required.
    • Meets with vendors and suppliers to discuss scope of work, and products and materials used in, repair activities.
    • Manages or assists in hiring, firing, training, assisting with career development and performance evaluations for maintenance staff.
    • Maintains security of equipment, keys and supplies issued each day.
    • Reports lost and found articles and needed repairs of unsafe conditions to supervisor. 
    • Provides a professional image at all times through appearance and dress. 

    Note: Other duties as assigned by supervisor or management

    Benefits for Full Time Employees

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage 
    • 401K retirement plan 
    • Short and Long-Term Disability Income*
    • Term Life and AD&D Insurance 
    • Vacation PTO & Holiday/Sick PTO
    • Employee Assistance Program 

    *Specific plans for specific positions

    Pearl South Padre Island Resort

    200 Room Resort

    Our Resort

    Nestled on the island's southern tip, the Pearl South Padre Island Resort is a premier oceanfront resort for families and couples who want to experience tranquil views and soft sand beaches in South Texas. Warm rays of sunshine and tropical breezes await your arrival. From the moment visitors drive down the palm tree lined brick road and discover our lush landscaping and pristine beaches, they'll know why the Pearl South Padre is South Texas' "Best on the Beach" resort destination.

    After spending a fun-filled day at the beach enjoying the clear blue waters of the Texas coastline, guests can retreat to the Pearl South Padre and enjoy everything this full-service resort has to offer. They can make a splash at the largest hotel swimming pool in South Texas. Grab a tropical drink at our swim-up bar or relax on our oceanfront sundeck. Enjoy a little "me time", and let our massage therapists ease away their tensions at our resort spa. Dine alfresco from an ever-changing menu of fresh seafood brought in daily from the Gulf. Then retreat to a ocean-view room and enjoy the gentle sounds of waves coming ashore just outside the window.

    • Located on the pristine blue waters of South Padre Island beach
    • 251 guest rooms, suites and condominiums with private balconies
    • Spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico
    • 6,000-square-foot outdoor pool and swim-up bar
    • Full-service Sapphire Spa
    • Summer Kids Camp
    • Indoor and outdoor dining at Beachside Bar & Grille
    • 8,500 square feet of event space ideal for meetings and weddings