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Plaza Hotel & Casino CHIEF ENGINEER in Las Vegas, Nevada


About the Organization The Plaza Hotel and Casino redefines Downtown Las Vegas luxury and creates a perfect combination of comfort and sophistication. Anchoring the Fremont Street Experience, the Plaza has been an iconic hotel in Downtown Las Vegas for the past 49 years and a recent property reinvention has allowed the Plaza to retain its classic Las Vegas charm and embrace a new world look. Boasting real values, real people and classic fun.


POSITION SUMMARY: The Chief Engineer is in charge of the day to day operation of the Engineering Department, which includes planning, directing, scheduling, performance management, room and property maintenance and project implementation

Top 5 Specific Job Functions:

  • Implement, administer, and manage the Engineering Department's programs and systems

  • Directly supervise Engineering activities and maintenance personnel

  • Engineer including standards of performance, training, and overall welfare

  • Foster a cooperative and harmonious working atmosphere conducive to maximum employee morale and productivity

  • Oversee the implementation of a work prioritization system and a work assignment system

Other Specific Job Functions:

  • Ensure compliance with health, safety, and building codes

  • Implement and oversee property preventive maintenance programs

  • Monitor the purchase of building and property maintenance supplies, machinery, equipment parts, and services as required

  • Ensure accurate recordkeeping of Engineering activities and documents

  • Continuously monitor utility cost and consumption and maintain required logs for all utilities

  • Input on the preparation of Engineering budgets

  • Maintain the flow of correspondence and required reports within and outside the department

  • Ensure the department is represented at all necessary meetings

  • Ensure that all department functions are performed according to the highest standards

  • Drive company vehicles to various locations throughout the Las Vegas area to attend/conduct meetings with other properties and business contacts

  • Coordinate open work orders with the Grave and Swing Shift Engineering Staff

  • Meet with Department liaisons to discuss work order priorities

  • Review the Demand, Preventative Maintenance, and Planned Work Order reports to compare actual results with planned

  • Review departmental allocations to compare actual with forecast

  • Meet and coordinate with the respective front-of-house operating departments to understand their needs from the Facilities department and to prioritize completion dates on work orders

  • Performs other duties as assigned

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. It is not intended to give all details or a step-by-step account of the way each procedure or task is performed. The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department.

Position Requirements


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Valid Driver’s License (preferably in the state of Nevada)

  • At least five years’ experience as a facility department manager or Sr. Engineer at a major hotel and casino

  • At least five years’ experience in preparing and managing departmental budgets and forecasts

  • At least 3 years of experience in a multi-trade background.

  • Ability to oversee work in a variety of areas in the hotel/casino.

  • General working knowledge of hotel/casino property.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Ability to lead and mentor a team.

  • Have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.

  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

  • Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.

  • Strong working knowledge of OSHA General Industry Statutes and Regulations

  • Working knowledge of computer programs to include: Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint

  • Able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms.

  • Knowledge of HVAC Systems, Cooling Towers, Pump Systems, Domestic Water Systems


  • CPO Certification

  • Knowledge of Engineering 501 and Teamsters Collective Bargaining Agreements

  • Previous experience working in a similar resort setting

  • OSHA 30


  • Driver’s License

The Plaza Hotel & Casino is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Plaza Hotel & Casino will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer


EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.