Chief Engineer (Salary)
Portland, ME

About the Property

A top-rated, an award-winning hotel, we strive to not only sustain our excellent reputation but to further elevate it! As Portland’s closest hotel to the bustling waterfront, our busy location provides consistent hours year-round and offers great perks like Hilton hotel discounts around the work, free parking, opportunities to join engaged committees within our hotel, and bonus programs for employees who provide great service and stand out with our guests.

Our diverse team is built with people who demonstrate high levels of customer service, communicate effectively with guests and team members, and follow instructions. We look for new candidates who have the ability to learn quickly, pay attention to the detail, and maintain composure when working under pressure. We believe in promoting internal candidates, as evidenced by our management & supervisory team members who worked hard to take their careers to the next level.

To join our team, please complete the employment form below.


Job Description

Skills Required:         

Core Skills:

  • Leadership – ability to effectively motivate, mentor, coach & counsel others to perform well (including appropriate documentation)
  • Customer Service – deliver hospitable service that is attentive, friendly, efficient and courteous; demonstrate patience, tact and diplomacy
  • People Skills – ability to collaborate, create rapport, and work effectively with others
  • Communication Skills – ability to effectively listen & communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing
  • Problem-Solving & Analytical Skills – ability to identify the issue, collect and analyze information to understand the problem and effectively resolve. Identify, recommend, and implement best practices
  • Judgment & Discretion – appropriately handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Organizational & Time Management Skills – ability to appropriately schedule time to meet job demands, multi-task, prioritize, follow through, and work efficiently with limited supervision
  • Aptitude & Adaptability – ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing priorities and business needs
  • Composure – ability to maintain composure and work under pressure, managing stress to meet business demands. (Calmly handle all customer and employee interactions & issues)
  • Attention to Detail – ability to follow instructions and achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing tasks
  • Computer skills/ Technical Aptitude – proficiency in computer technology, i.e. e-mail, MS Word, Excel, & other hotel related systems. Utilize technology to enhance organizational efficiency
  • Training – ability to share knowledge and act as a resource in teaching others to perform tasks efficiently and safely

Technical Skills:

  • Possess knowledge of appropriate and safe selection and use of cleaning equipment and chemicals for variety of purposes
  • Mechanical, and/or functional knowledge of guest room features such as: Showers, HVAC units, thermostats, fireplace (where applicable) etc.
  • Skilled in performing carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical, and HVAC maintenance and repair
  • Demonstrated knowledge of building systems including fire alarm, sprinkler systems, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems along with their proper maintenance


Minimum 2 years’ of supervisory experience in building maintenance or equivalent combination of experience in the trade.


Physical Demands:

This position is physically demanding and requires extended periods of walking, standing, bending, kneeling, climbing ladders and lifting up to 65 pounds. Requires flexible working hours including nights and weekends; extended workdays may be required to accomplish tasks and meet workload demands during peak periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown
65 Commercial Street
Portland ME, 04101
(+1) 207-780-9688

Job Overview

TITLE: Chief Engineer (Salary)
DEPARTMENT: Maintenance
FT/PT: Part Time

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