Engineer- Detroit Foundation Hotel

Engineering Detroit, Michigan

Position at Detroit Foundation Hotel

Do you want to be part of the exciting revitalization of Detroit?  The soon to be open Detroit Foundation Hotel is looking for Engineers to join the pre-opening team!

Detroit Foundation Hotel is at the forefront of the renewal of the Motor City. A transformation of the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters and adjacent Pontchartrain Wine Cellar building, The Foundation will be the top hotel in the market with authentic inspiration, design, and programming that respects Detroit’s past, yet is looking forward through its revival.

The food and beverage programming will include a three-meal restaurant and bar with approximately 200 covers positioned to be among the top restaurants in the region. The hotel’s restaurant will present iconic New American cuisine, and with space that will serve as an incubator for culinary students, up and coming chefs and visiting culinary influencers. The elevated bar program will focus on collaboration with Michigan breweries and distillers.

The hotel will feature approximately 4500 square feet of meeting space, including a rooftop ballroom and a unique podcast studio. The 100-room hotel is scheduled to open Spring 2017.  

In this unique role, the Engineer will be in setting up the department for success along with all other responsibilities assigned by management such as cross training and collaborating with other departments.

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Job Requirements:

  • Handles routine maintenance, repairs and cleanliness in guest rooms, public spaces, event space, outlets, back of house spaces and grounds.
  • Performs routine operating equipment checks and repairs.
  • Demonstrates familiarity with the hotel’s safety systems and takes corrective action on any maintenance or operating problems which affect the security or operating condition of the hotel.
  • Participates in the room preventative maintenance program
  • Delivers guest requests when needed

 Additional Requirements:

  • Good reading, writing and oral proficiency in the English language
  • Licensed Engineer with the City (where required)
  • Basic knowledge of refrigeration systems, electricity and plumbing
  • HVAC knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of food service equipment
  • OSHA knowledge


  • Maintain a good working relationship with other associates by promoting teamwork and fostering a harmonious working climate
  • Partake in a positive work ethic and surrounding environment


  • Able to work alone without direct supervision
  • Demonstrate high degree of drive and determination
  • Constantly recommend service and product improvement to better the operation
  • Attend all required meetings
  • Follow proper payroll and uniform procedures
  • Properly handle and report associate and guest accidents
  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards
  • Assist with responsibilities and duties in other departments and as assigned by management
  • Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, associates may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel

 Work Environment:

  • Standard hotel setting

 Physical Demand:

  • Continuous standing 100% of the shift
  • Inside and outside work during shift
  • Lifting/pushing/pulling/carrying required up to 100lbs or more. Carts may be pulled up to 75 feet
  • Bending/Kneeling required 70% of the shift
  • Mobile position requiring 100% of the time
  • Subject to loud noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions and oils

Aparium Hospitality Services, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. Detroit Foundation Hotel is a smoke-free, drug-free facility, and equal opportunity employer.