9 May 2016

Full-Time HEAD OF MAINTENANCE – HOEDSPRUIT AREA (FGASA qualified big advantage)


Job Description

HEAD OF MAINTENANCE – HOEDSPRUIT AREA: (FGASA qualification a big advantage)

Key Responsibilities of the Head of Maintenance:
• Maintenance of the lodge, 6 bed self-catering camp, and all accommodation / infrastructure on 3 different properties (building work, plumbing, electrics etc.)
• Maintenance of borehole pumps, river pumps, generators, geysers (gas, electric & solar), brushcutters, chain-saws, and other farm related equipment.
• Maintenance and servicing of vehicles (diesel & petrol) and tractors
• Experience in building work, construction, plumbing and electrics
• Procurement and collection of hardware supplies etc. from town
• Reporting to the General Manager with whom the Head of Maintenance will work very closely with
• FGASA & PDP qualification ideal, for assisting the Ecologist & Head of Operations with tracking and monitoring using radio-tracking / Telemetry equipment by vehicle
• Staff Management, Training & Maintaining Disciplinary Code
• Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and logistics
• NOTE: for safety reasons there is a ZERO ALCOHOL policy at the lodge and staff accommodation

Candidate Suitability:
• South African candidate only
• Minimum 10 years maintenance experience on a farm / game reserve
• Mechanical experience in repairing vehicles (both petrol & diesel)
•Excellent general maintenance ability (pumps, geysers, generators, brushcutters, plumbing, electrics, building etc).
• Construction and building experience
• Knowledge and Fluency in English and Afrikaans (conversational) essential
• Coversational Shangaan, Zulu or Sesotho would be ideal
• FGASA Level 1 an advantage
• Valid Code 10 driver’s license and competent 4×4 driving ability is a requirement
• Experience in wildlife conservation / management is definitely an advantage

•Excellent general maintenance ability (pumps, geysers, generators, brushcutters, plumbing, electrics, building etc.).in the middle of free-roaming lion territory, that is off the grid, but has gas geyser, gas fridges and solar lighting.
Salary: R8000 / month

Job Categories: Field Guides and Maintenance. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: Less than 10,000. Job expires in Endless.

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