Maintenance Jobs at Princess Lodges & Westmark Hotels
Locations & Shop Descriptions
Lodge locations are spread throughout the state with the majority being situated along the railroad corridor. The Kenai lodge and the Copper River lodge are located off the rail corridor but remain on the road system. The location of each lodge makes it unique. The Kenai Lodge is situated on the banks of the Kenai River; Alaska’s most famous sport salmon fishery The Copper River Lodge overlooks the largest national park in America, Wrangle-Saint Elias. The Mt McKinley Lodge is located on a ridge approximately 40 air miles east of the summit of Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America. The Denali Lodge is perched on the banks of the Nenana River at the entrance to Denali National Park. The Fairbanks Lodge sets on the banks of the Chena River on the edge of Fairbanks, the largest of Alaska’s interior cities and the second largest city in the state.
The Fairbanks Princess Lodge operates year round, all others operate seasonally. The seasonal lodges maintain a staff of full time maintenance personnel year round to facilitate major inspections, improvements and renovations.
Shops vary from location to location but all are equipped to address any maintenance task that may arise at a given property. Shops also maintain an inventory of common replacement parts and the necessary tools to facilitate the repairs. A technician can expect to diagnose and repair all ranges of equipment ranging from commercial kitchen appliances, (electric and gas models), modern plumbing fixtures and systems, waste water treatment facilities, power generation plants, stand by generators, gas and oil heating systems and air conditioning systems. Princess has developed an effective training program to quickly bring newly hired maintenance personnel up to speed.
Our lodges are built to fit their environment and to provide our guests a memorable experience. The equipment and furnishing are all selected to enhance our guest’s experiences. Maintenance personnel are expected to have the skills necessary to maintain all aspects of a given lodge. The physical aspect of the various lodges varies greatly by location, from single level terraced campuses to three story complexes. Major systems include central air conditioning, central and local heating systems, plumbing, commercial kitchen equipment and computerized building climate controls and monitoring systems. Princess has established a rigorous preventive maintenance program that prevents many mechanical breakdowns but technicians are relied on to implement the program and perform reactive maintenance when the need arises.
Room and board is available for seasonal staff living on-site; rooms are dormitory style with common areas. Employee meals are prepared for staff members and served cafeteria style in the employee dining room. The room and board arrangement is available at all lodges EXCEPT the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge. Technicians working in Fairbanks are responsible for their own accommodations.
Technicians working at the lodges will have all required tools provided for them. Each lodge maintains a full complement of tools needed to perform any task anticipated at a particular lodge.
Seasonal employees are also eligible for a seasonal bonus after successfully completing the summer season.
Upon successful completion of the terms of the employment agreement, an attractive discounted travel program may be available including cruises with Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Seabourn. Land excursions like river rafting and horseback riding are available at a discounted price.