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The Pack Members at Great Wolf Lodge – Illinois are committed to Bringing Joy to Families! Over 650 enthusiastic Pack Members work together each day to ensure our Guests experience a memorable visit.

Our Pack Members have been “On Fire” – delivering outstanding service to our Guests.

Now is the time to join an exciting team. Great opportunities are available for Lifeguards, Housekeepers, Gift Shop Attendants, Snack Bar Attendants and Arcade Attendants. Many more opportunities are available throughout the lodge. Exploring our career page gives you a complete picture of the great jobs.

Working at Great Wolf Lodge is more than just a job, it is truly an experience full of fun, learning and potential for career growth. Great Wolf offers competitive wages and benefits, in addition to waterpark passes, lodge discounts and fun events.

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Director of Engineering

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job ID 15334092 Date posted 02/14/2020 Location Gurnee, Illinois Job Type Full-time - Regular

At Great Wolf, the Director of Engineering sets the vision and managing the effective functioning of the entire hotel/resort and/or property, including physical buildings, grounds, mechanical, electrical, and HVAC systems. This is a senior management level position, which manages budget, capital expenditure projects, preventative maintenance and energy conservation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops engineering organizational strategies by contributing engineering information, analysis, and establishing engineering objectives
  • Establishes engineering operational strategies by evaluating engineering trends; establishing critical measurements and designing engineering systems
  • Determine and monitor production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies
  • Develops engineering financial strategies by estimating, forecasting, and anticipating requirements, trends, and variances; aligning monetary resources; developing action plans; measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances
  • Establishes best practice standards including developing policies, procedures, and workflows
  • Conduct engineering project management by evaluating feasibility; identifying requirements and resource utilization, studying available technology, conferring with engineering consultants, completing cost-benefit studies, and estimating costs relative to budget
  • Maintains uninterrupted operations by coordinating provision and backup of supplied utilities
  • Provides technical information by analyzing operational problems, collecting, analyzing, and summarizing technical data and trends
  • Updates job knowledge by tracking updates in regulations and codes; participating in educational opportunities, maintaining personal networks and active participation in professional organizations
  • Conduct supervisory responsibilities by communicating and enforcing values, policies and procedures; selection, orientation, training, coaching and disciplinary counseling, and monitoring job performance

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Basic Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Plumbing License, Certified Pool & Spa (CPO) License, Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certified
  • 2+ years of work experience with managing multiple teams of technical employees through projects
  • 1+ years of senior management experience
  • Experience with engineering design

Desired Qualifications & Traits

  • Previous experience in leadership role in resort/waterpark setting
  • Able to develop, implement, and monitor programs that adhere to all appropriate regulations, including: Ergonomics, Emergency Response, Injury and Illness Prevention, and Hazard Communications

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift up to 15 lbs
  • Able to bend, stretch, and twist
  • Able to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Able to climb multiple flights of stairs on daily basis and walk frequently
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