Chief Engineer I

Location Name
Junction City, KS Courtyard
Location Address
310 Hammons Dr.
Requisition ID
Hotel - Maintenance and Engineering
FT Management Position
Employment Type
Regular Full Time
Pay Rate

About Us

With 35 owned properties, comprised of more than 8,400 guest rooms and 1.7 million square feet of banquet space, our properties and brands represent some of the finest facilities in the industry and a competitive edge for John Q. Hammons Hotels and Resorts!


Mr. Hammons built properties that provide an exceptional guest experience. Our vision is to ensure we live up to Mr. Hammons standards of excellence by providing exceptional award winning facilities for each guest!

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 estimating worker-hour requirements for completion.  Establish or adjust work procedures to meet production schedules. Develop and manage standards for sustainability.  Maintain all logs that record information.
  • Work closely with Housekeeper and Front Desk Manager to ensure coordination of activities.  May confer with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments. Manage contracts and staffing.
  • Perform work within departmental expense plans. May estimate, requisition, and inspect materials.
  • Meet with architects to discuss blueprints, contact contractors to submit bids for new construction, and meet with construction supervisors to discuss different phases of work.
  • Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report accidents, injuries and unsafe work conditions to management; complete safety training and certifications and enforce safety regulations. Manage safety systems as they relate to patrons and employees per institutional guidelines as well as state and federal law. Head Loss Prevention team.
  • 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.
  • Interpret specifications, job orders, and company policies to workers.  Utilize computerized maintenance management systems.
  • Manage utilities within institutional policies and environmental guidelines; implement and coordinate recycling and other environmentally friendly efforts.
  • Set up and test industrial equipment to ensure it functions properly.  Operate equipment to demonstrate proper use or analyze malfunctions.
  • Plan and perform long and short-term facilities assessments.  Formulate and execute capital replacement budgets.
  • Develop and implement customer relations plans to improve service levels and response times.
  • Formulate and articulate risk management plans including emergency preparedness and fire and life.
  • Schedule preventive maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning, or repairing equipment, to detect and prevent problems.  Examine work orders and converse with equipment operators to detect equipment problems.   Determine whether mechanical or human errors contributed to the problem.
  • Other duties as required.

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.
  • Knowledge of current practices and data used in delivering facility maintenance services, including transportation, grounds care, housekeeping, furniture fixtures, and equipment care. 
  • Knowledge of heating and cooling control systems and software.
  • Basic knowledge of current products and technology for floor coverings, wall coverings, and other fixed assets.
  • Understanding of energy and utilities management and policies related to energy usage and conservation.

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.


  •   As required by state or local ordinance.


Benefits and EEO

Full-time associates are eligible for the following benefits:

  • 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


Note:  To be considered for this position, candidates MUST apply at


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