Location Name
LaVista, NE Courtyard
Location Address
12560 Westport Pkwy.
Requisition ID
Hotel - Maintenance and Engineering
7AM-3:30 PM
Employment Type
Regular Full Time
Pay Rate

About Us




Build your career with John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, currently seeking a Chief Engineer at the Courtyard by Marriott Omaha La Vista.

You’ll enjoy excellent benefits, including a company-matched 401(k) plan, associate incentives, and discount programs. As one of the largest private independent owners and hotel management companies in the U.S., JQH offers quality training and ample advancement opportunities to further your management career.

Position Description

Job Purpose:

To supervise maintenance operations - i.e., refrigeration, heating, plumbing, etc., maintaining standards. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Work closely with Housekeeper and Front Desk Manager to ensure coordination of activities. May confer with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments.
  • Aid and instruct craftsmen in scheduling work, ordering material and completing assignments by a specified date. May estimate, requisition, and inspect materials.
  • Meet with architects to discuss blueprints, contacts contractors to submit bids for new construction, and meets with construction supervisors to discuss different phases of work.
  • Perform work within departmental expense plans.
  • 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.
  • Interprets specifications, job orders, and company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules, recommends measures to improve production.
  • May set up machines and equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Skills:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to understand the technologies required in the work you are directing.

Job Qualifications:

Education -

  • Vocational Institution Certificate and completion of apprenticeship in plumbing/electrical repair.

Experience -

  • Two (2) years supervisory experience in the maintenance field and three (3) years experience in the plumbing, electrical, and painting trades; OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Benefits and EEO

Full-time associates are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Relocation:  Company paid or reimbursed relocation costs as agreed upon at time of hire
  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Company paid life with employee paid supplemental options
  • Matching 401-k with immediate vesting for eligible participating associates
  • Company Hotel Travel Discounts


The individual selected for this key sales role will be expected to reside in the Omaha, NE, metropolitan area. We are located in La Vista, the western suburbs of Greater Omaha; this area has been recognized as one the best places to live and is one of the fastest growing markets.


John Q Hammons Hotels & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans 
here to view EEO is the Law


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