Maintenance Manager

Date Job Posted: 22-Feb-2021

Location: Bela Bela

Maintenance Manager - Private Game Reserve in the Waterberg is looking for a Maintenance Manager for its lodges and infrastructure on the property.


PLEASE NOTE: This is a Senior position for someone with experience and who can operate well under pressure. 


The Maintenance Manager is required to:

Manage general infrastructure maintenance, repairs and development and is responsible for the general upkeep of the buildings, services, vehicles and machinery on the property. In addition, they are required to manage the maintenance team, the department’s budget, suppliers, general administration, purchasing and stores.


Communicate with the General Manager and lodge management teams in relation to maintenance requirements and to monitor the lodge facilities and infrastructure, ensuring that preventative maintenance is carried out in a timely fashion and that required renovation, refurbishment and repair is undertaken as required.


Applicants should have previous experience in the hospitality industry in South Africa and preferably also with international experience and exposure to international clientele (understanding different cultures and their respective needs). Candidates should have worked in a high-end service delivery environment (5-star environment - both in respect to facilities and service delivery) and should be willing to work in a semi-remote environment.


Highly competitive package on offer for the right candidate, including accommodation, meals, medical aid, provident fund.


Required experience / attributes:

  • Qualified Artisan or Tradesman
  • Electrical, Mechanical, HVAC, Carpentry, Plumbing and Building / Construction Experience Hands-on experience with Water reticulation, sewage, fire and telecommunication systems
  • Administration, stock control, budgeting and procurement experience
  • Knowledge of NOSA safety standards, rules and regulations and Basic knowledge of HR matters and procedures
  • MUST have previous experience as a Maintenance Manager, preferably with demonstrated knowledge and experience in the hospitality environment
  • MUST have ability to organise and manage multiple teams and projects in remote locations
  • Good organisational and planning skills, with ability to work well under pressure
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office)
  • General office administration and management ability and excellent time management skills (ability to meet deadlines)
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills
  • Drivers licence (preferably Code 10)


Required Personal Attributes:

  • Personal qualities that include integrity, honesty, commitment to the Company’s mission, respect for diversity and the ability to inspire and motivate;
  • The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of the Lodge Manager and specifically in all matters relating to Human Resource and finances;
  • The incumbent must be able to demonstrate excellent attention to detail.


Description of Ideal Candidate: Experienced energetic and mature individual who preferably exceeds basic requirements and who is looking for a new challenge. Well-rounded candidate with broad level of experience, who is outgoing and well presented.  Should have keen eye for detail.  Able to work well with staff of different levels and must be someone who respects confidentiality. Excellent understanding of service excellence and very client focused.

 Closing date: 25 February 2021

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Maintenance Manager
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Bela Bela
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