Maintenance Manager 5 Star Luxury Game Lodge Botswana

Location: Botswana

We are now in search of an experienced maintenance manager for our luxury game lodge in Botswana.

THE POSITION
General
Oversee all maintenance at the lodge – plumbing, electrical (domestic + high voltage), refrigeration, air conditioning, building, carpentry, waste management, water desalination plant, boats, 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
Process
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
Finance
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
Staff
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 our 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
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
Hospitality
Environment
The surrounding communities
The country
Company Knowledge
Valid unendorsed SA driver’s license essential
PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
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
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
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
If you meet the above criteria, you have the experience, knowledge required, you have held a similar position within a remote Game Lodge and you are ready to embrace a new challenge and join our dynamic team we would love to hear from you. Please email us your updated CV with a recent face photograph and details of three contactable references

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