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Engineer Engineering

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
November 13, 2017

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Paul A Porter

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Jersey City, NJ 07305

Summary of Qualifications:

Experience in maintenance & repair of HVAC related building systems

Profound knowledge of modern techniques for building, grounds and facilities repair along with renovation and construction techniques. A consistent track record of successfully completing projects from the concept and detail of the design through to implementation, testing and handover. Excellent shop and safety skills honed from work as a machinist and welder. Able to design and fabricate tooling and mechanical test fixtures.


Starboard Management LLC., Philadelphia, PA May 2017 to Present

Area Chief Engineer

Responsible for implementing and maintaining engineering department covering 3 area hotels. Best Western Plus, Days Inn and Four Points by Sheraton in the Philadelphia City Center. Processed scheduling, payroll and assignments for the maintenance team of 8. Participation in weekly staff meetings and presenting the safety and security module during new hire orientation. Daily, weekly and monthly reporting to ownership regarding ongoing and upcoming renovations and planning a decisive preventive maintenance program geared toward brand standard regulations. Training of maintenance team on implemented programs and guest interactions as well as safety and security measures.

Hilton Garden Inn, Nanuet, NY July 2015 to May 2017

Chief Engineer

Responsible for all aspects of the Engineering department ranging from responding to guest requests to training new maintenance staff on accepted procedures and practices to brand standards. Managed a group of 5 total staff members, implemented and diligently carried out extensive PM programs and special projects needed to pass QA inspection. Communicated closely with department heads in order to maintain timely processing of and return rooms to inventory as quickly as possible to maximize revenue while maintaining guest satisfaction with completed tasks. Participated in weekly staff meetings and successfully maintained supply inventory sufficient to budgeted guidelines. In addition to overseeing the Engineering department, responsibilities also included communicating with the Regional Asset/Construction Manager and monitoring any contracted vendors while on property to ensure contracted task was completed and approved prior to vendor leaving the property.

Red Roof Inn Plus, Secaucus, NJ July 2012 to July 2015

Chief Engineer

Responsible for maintaining the overall operation of the Engineering/Building Maintenance department and the appearance and working order of the Hotel. Ensure fulfillment of preventative maintenance program to specific brand standards and inspect guest rooms after Preventative Maintenance. Review any problems with the PM mechanic and recheck room/suite before releasing to Housekeeping/Front Office. Maintain a current inventory of all supplies and Maintain a work order assignment program for completed and pending work orders. Prioritize and complete work orders in a timely manner. Monitor all deficiencies. Communicate to the requesting party upon completion when needed. Repair HVAC as required and clean HVAC coils semi-annually or as required and Repair appliances as required. Maintain the hotel grounds; curb appeal, and building exteriors consistently. Assist the General Manager in resolving guest concerns and Educate and lead all department personnel on emergency procedures, key control, safety, and life safety precautions.

Sims Municipal Recycling, Brooklyn, NY Oct. 2010 to July 2012

Mechanical Engineer

Responsible for carrying out various engineering-related projects and performing R&D of new equipment as directed, and is responsible for mechanical drafting support of projects using Autocad. This will include equipment trials, process improvements, time studies and other Mechanical/Industrial Engineering. The ability to design industrial ventilation system that meets or exceeds all NFPA, OSHA, and local building codes and also knowledgeable of 3 phase motor controls, hydraulics, and general millwright practices. Proper machinery rebuilds or repair techniques to keep critical equipment downtime to an absolute minimum. Communicated with Engineering group colleagues and local site contacts. Responsible for engineering support of new recycling machinery projects, design and installation of industrial ventilation equipment, and existing operations.


2001 Cumberland County College, NJ

Associates Degree: Business Administration


Apprenticeship for Experimental production, New Jersey Department of Education, 2000; New Jersey

Certificate: HazMat Certification, Burlington Tec, 2002; New Jersey


CPR certified: Customer relations: Hiring: Human Resources, Meeting Facilitation, Mental Health: Policy analysis, Safety, strategic:

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