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Engineer at Sonesta International Hotels Corporation

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: new orleans, Louisiana

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

Position Summary
The position of Engineer is responsible for but not limited to mechanical operation of Chillers, Boilers, Cooling towers, Electrical systems, Fire alarm systems, HVAC units, Air handler’s, as well as guestroom InnComm system. Directs maintenance personnel, and conducts repairs as well as preventative maintenance in the plant.

Job Description

Principle duties and responsibilities (Essential Functions) include:   

  • Key Job Functions

    • Request parts and other materials required to maintain mechanical equipment.

    • Conduct repairs and preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment.

    • Conduct daily boiler, compressors, chillers, cooling towers, air handlers and other machinery daily.

    • Check and treats water for hardness/ softness daily.

    • May be required to perform other duties as required by engineering management.

  • Deliver Passionate & Engaging Service to our Guests

    • You will be passionate and truly engaged in taking care of our guests,  recognizing individual guests and anticipating their unique needs in order to exceed their expectations

    • You will consistently deliver our GUEST model:

      • Greet or welcome everyone, warmly with a smile

      • Use eye and ear contact and guest’s name

      • Establish/anticipate needs

      • Solve and own all requests/complaints

      • Thank everyone

  • Build solid relationship with your Colleagues

    • Treat colleagues with respect and dignity

    • Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned. The employee is expected to work in other areas of the hotel when needed to assist operations to perform job duties not necessarily contained in this job description.

Qualifications and Skills

A candidate for this position must possess the following applicable knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to demonstrate and provide applicable examples to support his/her competency.

  • Track record of delivering exceptional guest or client experience

  • Communication skills are utilized a significant amount of time for training and safety purposes, and when interacting with guests and associates

  • Strong communication skills

  • Mechanical aptitude with some electrical background

  • Ability to make sound decisions

  • Ability to work independently and handle stressful situations dealing with employees in a production environment

  • Must be able to work independently and/or with a group to accomplish the goal/s at hand. A positive attitude is strongly desired

  • Must be familiar with working on a computer. Be able to login/log off. Utilize the management system on a computer

Education and/or Experience                                              


Must have engineering experience and 2nd class Boilers and also a 2nd class Air conditioning/Refrigeration license

Must have valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; extreme cold, extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Job Description


Sonesta recognizes that benefits play a vital role in helping ensure the health and financial security of employees and their families. We offer a variety of benefits to our employees including:

  • Health Benefits (Health & Dental Insurance)

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Vacation

  • Sonesta Hotels & Other Outlets Discounts

  • Paid Holidays

  • Sick Days

  • Educational Assistance

  • Employee Recognition Programs

  • Newborn & Adopted Child Leave

  • Spousal & Domestic Partner Leave

  • Life Insurance

  • Short Term Disability

  • Long term Disability

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Credit Union

  • Direct Deposit

  • Employee Activities & Events

Upon submitting your application, please ensure you complete a full application in addition to attaching a resume. Incomplete applications received will not be considered.