Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Cairo

Cairo, Egypt

Shift Engineer (Egyptian only) – (in English)

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Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski 

The Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski is a haven of tranquillity in the heart of New Cairo. Offering a range of palatial services, the hotel features the finest rooms coupled with the highest levels of service and is an ideal base from which to explore the amazing city of Cairo.  

The hotel’s optimum location on the city’s ring road and its close proximity to Cairo International Airport make the hotel the perfect starting point from which to explore Cairo’s treasures. 

Shift Engineer 

The incumbent closely monitors all processes related to ensuring high level of maintenance works done in the hotel and that they are timely and defect free.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Respond and attend to guest repair requests.

  • Communicate with guests/customers to resolve maintenance issues.

  • Visually inspect tools, equipment, or machines. 

  • Identify, locate, and operate all shut-off valves for equipment and all utility shut-offs for buildings. 

  • Maintain maintenance inventory and requisition parts and supplies as needed.

  • Test, troubleshoot and perform basic repair on all types of equipment, plumbing (e.g., plunge toilets and unclog drains), electrical components including lamps, cosmetic items, extension cords, vacuum cleaners, internet devices, replace electrical switches and outlets, and other guestroom items.

  • Program TV’s and perform general housekeeping and engineering-related inventory duties. 

  • Perform repairs on interior and exterior landscaping as well as external landscaping sprinklers.

  • Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report any maintenance problems, safety hazards, accidents, or injuries; complete safety training and certifications; and properly store flammable materials. 

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others, support team to reach common goals, and listen and respond appropriately to the concerns of other employees. 

  • Maintains all hotel building and equipment in a good and neat condition.

  • Ensures that effective and concise preventative maintenance schedules are followed.

  • Ensures timely completion of all assigned tasks and responsibilities.

  • Inspects all areas and take corrective measures in order to meet Kempinski Standards in terms of maintenance and hotel upkeep.

  • Coordinates maintenance duties with various departments such as Front Desk, Housekeeping, Sales and Marketing and Food & Beverage to ensure that all guestrooms and public areas are clean and well maintained in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Maintains a good working relationship with other employees, providing instruction and encouragement as needed.

  • Ensures a clean, neat and organized work area.

  • Performs other tasks or projects as assigned by General Manager, Director of Engineering and /or assistant Director of Engineering.

  • Performs duties outside the scope of the position in case of emergency, when called upon.

  • Attends meetings and training sessions as required.

  • Accomplishes a set of administrative duties such as leading and attending meeting, writing reports and memos and other specific duties related to the job function. 

Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Must be a Mechanical Engineer .

  • Resident In Cairo.

  • Ability to work and communicate in a multinational environment, including oral and written language skills in English; Any additional languages are an advantage. 

  • Operational knowledge of the role.

  • Luxury Hotel Experiences. 

  • Communication skills.

  • Basic knowledge of hotel operations & Computer systems, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Opera; Engineering Administration system 

  • Passion for hospitality and the European elegance of service.

About Kempinski

Hoteliers since 1897, we have travelled the world in search of the most fascinating destinations without ever forgetting the finest traditions of our European heritage. We are dedicated to please, educated to entertain, and we never compromise on the European elegance of service. We pride ourselves on delivering a beautiful performance for each and every one of our guests. And for our employees, we provide a stage on which they can flourish and realise their full potential. 

Embrace an experience as individual as you are!