Class 1 Engineer

3 months ago(10/20/2017 10:50 AM)
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Austin Hotel Downtown


Downtown Austin

Located in the Live Music Capital of the World, the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown is a walking distance from the 6th Street Entertainment District. Omni is a magnificently appointed luxury hotel with the heart of the thriving downtown business center at your doorstep; you’ll be just steps away from the Austin Convention Center and the Texas State Capitol.

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown’s associates enjoy a dynamic and exciting work environment, comprehensive training and mentoring, along with the pride that comes from working for a company with a reputation for exceptional service. The Omni Austin Hotel Downtown’s commitment to serve our associates and nurture their growth has led to the company’s highest rating in associate satisfaction and an impressive internal promotion rate. We embody a culture of respect, gratitude and empowerment day in and day out. If you are a friendly, motivated person, with a passion to serve others, the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown may be your perfect match.

Job Description

To maintain and repair the major pieces of hotel equipment, provide guest service and be one of the hotel’s First Responders in emergency situations.


  • Ability to troubleshoot a wide variety of equipment and components.
  • Maintain all the Refrigeration, HVAC, Kitchen and Laundry equipment in the building.
    • Working independently with and around mechanical, thermal, and chemical systems
    • Working independently with electrical voltages up to and including 480 volt circuits and controls
    • Working independently with all types of refrigerants excluding automotive, RV and ammonia systems
    • Working independently around pressurized systems with pressures that can be greater than 400 psi.
    • Working independently with pumps of varying types, sizes and capacities
    • Performing work from ladders up to 12’ high
    • Using oxy acetylene torch / welding equipment
    • Use of appropriate hand tools such as drills, hammers, knives, wrenches, screwdrivers
    • Working in hot and cold environments at times as low as -20 degrees and above 100 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Use of personal protective equipment, lockout tag out and all necessary safety equipment
  • Understand and be able to work with systems such as the telephone switch, guest and employee Internet networks, guest room door lock system, building automation system and especially the work order system (Synergy).
  • Ability to work independently in areas where there is a high concentration of specific types of equipment.  Examples would be a compressor rack room where there would be a large concentration of refrigeration, electrical and mechanical components, or an electrical distribution room where there would be a concentration of high voltage and low voltage electrical controls.
  • Provide technical assistance to other engineers as necessary  
  • Receive direction from engineering management on daily assignments or projects and complete within the time and manner specified or in accordance with hotel needs.
  • Receive direction for house calls via radio and respond promptly and appropriately.
  • Ability to properly prioritize workload in a dynamic environment.
  • Understand and be able to receive and update work requests from the work request system (Synergy).
  • Complete appropriate documents and logs for work assigned on a daily basis or as a project.
  • Embrace all learning and training opportunities.
  • Maintain inventory and orders all equipment supplies.
  • Have a thorough understanding of Omni fire alarm procedures and other emergencies.
  • Have a thorough understanding of Omni Hotel rules and regulations.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the importance of Lock out Tag out, the dangers of arc flashes and other precautions that need to be taken around equipment.
  • Maintain all equipment according to equipment preventive maintenance program
  • Make all repairs according to manufacture specifications
  • Understand how to detect trends that indicate developing issues.
  • Maintain engineering shops.


    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Prior maintenance/engineering experience required
    • Thorough working knowledge of mechanical,  electrical and refrigeration  systems
    • Be the knowledgeable “specialist” in at least 2 areas
    • Must be familiar with all common guest requests and how to resolve them
    • Must understand how to obtain trend information for issues and perform a trend analysis
    • Be able to fully understand, read and write in the English language
    • Must posses at least 2 certifications one of which must be EPA Refrigerant handling certification


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