Chief Engineer

posted June 25, 2024

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Shreveport - Downtown

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Compensation: Range $50,000 - $55,000 annually

Job Type


Reports To
General Manager
Maintenance Associates
Job Purpose
To supervise maintenance operations - i.e., refrigeration, heating, plumbing, etc., maintain the highest standards of the physical structure of the hotel to ensure guest satisfaction in all areas of the property.
Job Responsibilities
  1. Supervise, develop and maintain ongoing maintenance operation for hotel, including refrigeration, heating, plumbing, water treatment, preventive maintenance, hotel rooms, A/H units, ice machines, pools, lighting, kitchen equipment, emergency generators, water softeners, switch rooms, roof exhausts, electrical substations, etc.
  2. Ensure projects are completed according to specifications and on time by studying work schedules and estimating worker-hour requirements for completion. Establish or adjust work procedures to meet production schedules.
  3. Work closely with Housekeeper and Front Desk Manager to ensure coordination of activities. May confer with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments.
  4. Aid and instruct craftsmen in scheduling work, ordering material and completing assignments by a specified date. May estimate, requisition, and inspect materials.
  5. Meet with architects to discuss blueprints, contact contractors to submit bids for new construction, and meets with construction supervisors to discuss different phases of work.
  6. Perform work within departmental expense plans.
  7. Analyze and resolve work problems, or assist workers in solving problems. Initiate or suggest plans to motivate workers. Recommend or initiate personnel actions, such as training, promotions, transfers, discharges, and disciplinary measures. Reward employees who meet/exceed expectations. Confer with workers’ representatives.
  8. Interprets specifications, job orders, and company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.
  9. Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules, recommends measures to improve production.
  10. May set up machines and equipment.
  11. Other duties as assigned.
Job Skills
  1. Ability to 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, diagrammatic, or schedule form.
  2. Read and understand instructions, safety rules, etc. Write reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Speak with poise, voice control, and confidence, using correct grammar and well-modulated voice.
  3. Ability to understand the technologies required in the work you are directing


  • Vocational Institution Certificate and completion of apprenticeship in plumbing/electrical repair.
  • 2 years supervisory experience in the maintenance field and 3 years experience in the plumbing, electrical, and painting trades; OR, an equivalent combination of educ. & experience.
Salary Description
Range $50,000 - $55,000 annually
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Shreveport - Downtown

101 Room Hotel

A Comfortable Hotel In Downtown Shreveport

Welcome to the best option for service and comfort in the Shreveport and Bossier City area. As the newest addition to the IHG family in Northwest Louisiana, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Shreveport Downtown offers all the modern amenities that travelers need including complimentary wireless high-speed internet, available meeting space, and after a long day a refreshing dip in our pool may be just what you need.

Enjoy our complimentary Start Fresh Express Breakfast featuring our famous cinnamon rolls, and plenty of hot, cold and healthy choices. Explore the local Red River District and Louisiana Boardwalk for some of the finest cuisine Louisiana has to offer. Just walking distance to Festival Plaza featuring attractions including Shreveport’s largest festival, Red River Revel. Conveniently near casinos such as El Dorado, Sam’s Town, Margaritaville, and Horseshoe. Looking for a little retail therapy? Look no further than the Louisiana Boardwalk or St Vincent Mall just minutes away.

Our new hotel is proud to offer a courtesy shuttle to all guests with services to and from the Shreveport Regional Airport, which is only 7 miles from our front door.