CHIEF ENGINEER
Description

Company Statement


Ayurprana is an innovative young company founded on the belief that Ayurveda and ancient healing wisdom have the power to transform lives. Under the guidance of Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, Ayurprana offers health coaching, interactive webinars, and impactful online educational courses to help people live optimally. Ayurprana is now opening a facility called So-Hum Mountain Healing Resort, that will help facilitate healing at all levels for an individual to release body work, detox panchakarma therapies, and educational class (yoga, breath work, meditation, nutrition, etc…) to help support an individual in his / her healing process.

Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sohum Mountain Healing is a space where nature and ancient wisdom come together to create transformational experiences. We offer healing experiences that promise to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit. Guest can spend their days immersed in the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga to allow themselves a space to reflect, heal, and awaken to a greater sense of Self. 


Position Statement


The Chief Engineer is responsible for the successful operation and administration of the Engineering department. The Chief Engineer must ensure that the Engineering department is continually balanced, while focusing on providing exceptional customer satisfaction by continually training on all touch points. The Engineering department must be executed at the highest level of professionalism and courtesy. The Chief Engineer must drive results through effective hiring, training, coaching, counseling, leading, motivating and empowering all the associates. The Chief Engineer must ensure maximization of profitability by controlling expenses through timeliness of inventory and proper par inventory control as well as proper training of Maintenance Engineers. The Chief Engineer must ensure that our associates and customers are treated with the utmost respect at all times since they are the key to our success. 


Responsibilities  - (not limited to)

  • Foster the company culture
  • Passion and commitment to the department at an ownership level
  • Oversee and teach associates to inspire loyalty and maximize profitability
  • Ensure compliance with company standards and procedures
  • Ensure hotel maintenance and cleanliness is maintained to the highest level with attention to detail
  • Maintain effective and open communication
  • Foster teamwork
  • Control cost through execution of timely inventories and par controls
  • Must possess high energy, professionalism and confidence every day and in every way
  • Be a highly motivated and enthusiastic leader
  • Maintain property in accordance with fire, building and health codes
  • Operation of heavy equipment
  • Daily and ongoing hotel preventative maintenance program execution
  • Attention to detail is a must for PM’s detail to ensure the highest quality standards
  • Conduct required stand-ups and meetings with enthusiasm and commitment to success
  • Train Maintenance Engineers to deliver the best product at the highest standards
  • Must be capable to successfully prioritize, delegate, organize and multi-task
  • Must be able to monitor monthly expenses in compliance with the budget
  • Must be able to conduct daily business with integrity and be ethical at all times
  • Treat guest, associates, vendors and co-workers with professionalism and respect at all times
  • Must maintain a safe working environment through ongoing compliance of safety guidelines
  • Ensure emergency procedures are understood by all through ongoing training and documentation
  • Conduct fire drills as specified with proper documentation
  • Execute annual inspections of fire extinguishers, elevators, fire equipment and all required equipment
  • Execute PM’s on all hotel equipment in a timely manner to ensure safety and asset care
  • Ensure all personnel certification is current with regards to brand and health department requirements
  • Execute all work orders in a timely manner with follow-up when needed
  • Execute Maintenance department in compliance with hotel standards
  • Ensure all Maintenance Engineers are trained on “Lock Out Tag Out” procedure
  • Must be able to coach and counsel and provide clear and concise direction
  • Be able to work under pressure and meet or beat deadlines
  • Effectively create a weekly schedule that reflects the occupancy for effective cost control
  • Ensure proper training of all associates on all procedures and standards
  • Ensure approved uniforms are being worn at all times with nametags 
  • Ensure all work areas, storage areas and maintenance carts are organized and well maintained
  • Timely execution of associate evaluations
  • Provide a well-maintained and comfortable room for each guest every day
  • Provide well-maintained meeting areas, public areas and back of the house
  • Proactively monitor guest satisfaction and effectively increase scores in each area
  • Interact positively with customers and take action to resolve issues to maintain high guest satisfaction
  • Operate department in accordance with OSHA standards
  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis
  • Perform other tasks that are deemed necessary to the success of the hotel and the associates

 To be considered for this position, please follow the link to submit your application and upload your resume. Website: Sohumhealing 828-492-2462

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Interact positively with customers and take action to resolve issues to maintain high guest satisfaction
  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis
  • Perform other tasks that are deemed necessary to the success of SoHum and the associates
  • Desire and ability to work in a team and communicate effectively with clients and staff
  • Possess a courteous and tactful demeanor when speaking with clients, and other therapists/employees
  • Ability to give and receive feedback respectfully and gracefully
  • Knowledge of uneven/mountain terrain
  • Knowledge of Septic Systems
  • Knowledge of Well Systems
  • Knowledge of Gas Heating Boiler and Gas Domestic water systems
  • Able to drive a tracker and plow snow and similar
  • Able to use a chainsaw and maintain landscape
  • Able to work outside in all 4 seasons
  • Knowledge or Electrical Generators


Physical Requirements - (not limited to)

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull, and carry up to 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to repetitively stand, stoop, bend, crawl, reach above and below shoulders, repetitive arm and wrist use, climb ladders and stairs, and walk on uneven surfaces.
  • Must be able to recognize, register, and respond visually to color and depth perception.
  • Must be able to see and hear.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing. 
  • Must be able to work around moderate noise level.