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Director of Engineering

Property Name: Lofton Minneapolis by Hilton
Location: Minneapolis, MN, United States
Date Posted:
Requisition #: 240001H4

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Marcus Hotels & Resorts is seeking a Director of Engineering to be part of our team as we expand our portfolio. Our newest addition, The Lofton Hotel, is a downtown Minneapolis, full-service, $15M revenue property that is the first hotel in the Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Minnesota.

Purpose of Position:  Repair and maintain hotel equipment and building systems to provide a safe and comfortable environment for guests and employees.  Direct and oversee the implementation of all safety and security programs for the purpose of providing protection of all persons and property at the hotel.  


  • Directs and inspects all engineering, painting and carpentry work on a daily basis to insure work productivity and quality meets standards and deadlines.
  • Completes weekly work schedule for department.
  • Processes daily payroll edits/reports in a timely manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective associate relations.
  • Counsels and disciplines associates as needed in a timely and fair manner with HR involvement.
  • Conducts performance appraisals for associates to include skills testing of Engineers.
  • Responsible for coordination and roll-out of projects as directed.
  • Interacts as needed with guests, contractors, vendors, peers and corporate executives.
  • Assists department staff with all of their tasks as needed to include trouble shooting, regular maintenance and repairs.
  • Conducts regular inspections via walk-through of public areas, back of the house areas, guest rooms and exterior areas.
  • Create budget to include capital items. 
  • Assumes responsibility to insure departmental spending and payroll remains within budgeted guidelines.
  • Maintain associate Locker/Lock inventory
  • Ensures associates are fully trained in hotels Fire, Safety, Security, and Environmental plans.
  • Schedules, coaches, and counsels Engineering associates.
  • Investigates any unlawful acts (internal/external).
  • Conducts departmental meetings.
  • Chairperson of Safety Team and meetings.
  • Maintains Emergency Procedures.
  • Assist security officers with their duties.
  • Make recommendations to his/her supervisor regarding improved methods and procedures so as to have a positive impact on guest/associate satisfaction. 


  • Must be able to read and interpret documents to include:  Blueprints/Schematics, Procedural manuals, Budgets/Financial Statements, OSHA standards such as LockOut/TagOut, SDS, etc.
  • Possess ability to troubleshoot, repair and/or maintain:
    • Physical building to include all FF&E
    • A/C and refrigeration equipment
    • Electrical systems
    • Mechanical equipment (i.e. motors, starters, pumps, fans, etc.)
    • Plumbing and drains
    • Pneumatic and electronic systems and controls
    • Fire Alarm and Life Safety equipment
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team.
  • Analytical skills in order to be able to assess and identify problems and then implement solutions.
  • Represent the company in a courteous and well-groomed manner.
  • Must be able to use and understand hand and power tools.
  • Must have computer proficiency.
  • Requires prior supervisory and/or management experience in a similar environment.
  • CPR / First Aid training required.

We offer the following great benefits:

  • Free employee meal
  • Room discounts at Hilton and Marcus Hotels & Resorts properties
  • Employee referral bonus program

For each position, we require a stable work history verified by a background check, a positive attitude, a willingness to be a team player, and the ability to work weekends and holidays.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.