Back of House/Maintenance Manager 5 Star World Class Desert Lodge Namibia

We are now in search for a versatile Back of House/Maintenance Manager for a stunning world class 5 star desert lodge in Namibia



 Oversee all maintenance at the lodge – plumbing, electrical (domestic + high voltage), refrigeration, air conditioning, building, carpentry, waste management, water plant, generators, projects
 Set the highest levels of acceptability in regards to maintenance in the lodge
 Ensure maintenance issues in guest areas or guest rooms are fixed
 Ensure preventative maintenance plans are in place in guest and staff areas


 Manage stock control system
 Manage budgets and communicate any unforeseen costs
 Have a preventative maintenance plan in place
 Drive recycling and waste management
 Source reliable suppliers and constantly strive to negotiate the best prices from them
 Control all maintenance related purchases
 Ensure your team, treats all equipment with care and are trained in their areas of responsibility
 Control wastage within your department


 Ensure stores are controlled
 Negotiate the best prices and spot check agreements
 Control the expenditure and manage the budgets to remain within the limits agreed on with management
 Report on and justify all expenditure


 Ensure that all staff to be trained in their areas of responsibility and to attend regular training workshops
 Manage performance through feedback and annual performance appraisals
 All new staff to be inducted according to the company induction program
 Ensure all maintenance staff are sensitive to working in guest areas, noise levels and intrusions
 Allocate staff to perform tasks according to prioritized needs
 Recruit and induct new staff in conjunction with HR
 Identify training needs within the maintenance department
 Keep an attendance register
 Ensure that your staff is properly equipped to carry out their duties safely and effectively
 Ensure that you are familiar with the HR policies and procedures manual and that you understand the disciplinary procedures
 Develop your teams and individuals
 Ensure the right people are in the right positions
 Ensure your team are guest focused
 Encourage, inspire and motivate staff
 Recognize great feedback and deal with negative feedback constructively

Stock and Tools

 You will endeavour to keep a par stock of spares that will allow you to effect emergency and other repairs efficiently
 The care for and purchase of tools and other equipment in your department will be your responsibility
 Ensure that tools and spares are neatly stored and packed away
 Perform a stock take of tools from time to time and report any shortfalls to the management


 Hospitality
 Environment
 The surrounding communities
 The country
 Company Knowledge
 Valid unendorsed Namibian driver’s license essential
 Preferably a Namibian citizen


 Must have at least 5 years’ experience as a Maintenance Manager in a similar sized operation
 Must be experienced/qualified in at least one of the following disciplines – Electrical (single and three phase), Refrigeration and Air-conditioning and have some experience in some of the following – Plumbing, Sewage treatment systems, water treatment systems, building and general maintenance


 Able to handle pressure, and still operate effectively
 Energetic, proactive person
 Good interpersonal skills – able to function as part of a team
 Attention to detail and initiative
 Diligence and self-motivation to meet deadlines and keep on top of your job
 Willingness/ability to share information and teach and inspire others

NB: Only Namibian citizens will be considered

Due to a high number of applicants, only those that are shortlisted will be contacted.

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