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Position Available: Maintenance Manager 

Job Description:

We are seeking a dedicated and skilled Maintenance Manager to join our Lodge team at our upmarket lodge, nestled within a nature reserve and small farm. The ideal candidate will ensure the smooth operation and resolution of maintenance issues across various areas of responsibility including security, pools, grounds, hotel rooms, and other lodge facilities. This role requires hands-on experience in a variety of maintenance tasks including carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, painting, welding, and general DIY, as well as farm maintenance.

Responsibilities:

  1. Conducting regular inspections of the lodge premises to identify maintenance needs and address them promptly.

  2. Performing routine maintenance tasks such as painting, tiling, plumbing repairs, electrical repairs, and carpentry work.

  3. Maintaining security systems and procedures to ensure the safety of guests, staff, and property.

  4. Managing pool maintenance including cleaning, chemical balancing, and equipment upkeep.

  5. Overseeing grounds maintenance including landscaping, irrigation, and equipment maintenance.

  6. Ensuring all hotel rooms are in excellent condition by promptly addressing any issues reported by guests or staff.

  7. Handling general farm maintenance tasks as needed.

  8. Conducting basic car and tool maintenance to keep equipment in good working order.

  9. Small farm animal management 

  10. Fence maintenance. 

  11. Fire breaks 

 

Requirements:

  1. Minimum of 2 years of experience in maintenance and handyman work, with proficiency in painting, tiling, plumbing, electrical work, and other relevant areas.

  2. Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

  3. Capability to work both independently and as part of a team, demonstrating effective communication with staff and guests.

  4. Demonstrated honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness.

  5. Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining high standards.

  6. Professional appearance and demeanor, with strong interpersonal skills.

  7. Proactive approach to tasks and responsibilities, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  8. Leadership qualities, leading by example to motivate and inspire team members.

  9. Horse grooming and riding is a big bonus. 

 

WHAT IS IT LIKE WORKING FOR QAMBATHI 

Qambathi is a special place with a special team. We work hard to give each guest the most amazing experience. We don’t micro-manage and encourage all our employees to strive for excellence at everything they do. We believe in honesty above all. The lodge manager will be coming into a 5 year old  business who will need to hit the ground running. The role is very hands on, but we all work together to succeed as one. Qambathi is growing every day with a mission to be the best place to stay in KZN, to get there we need a manager who shares the same dreams and will be a role model to the team and someone who is willing to grow with us. 

Please send us a cover letter and CV to hello@qambathi.com 

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