We’re Hiring: Maintenance Manager

Remuneration: Negotiable DoE
Location: Skukuza, Kruger National Park
Job level: senior
Type: Permanent
Company: Kruger Shalati

A new and unique luxury hotel in Skukuza is seeking a Maintenance Manager. The hotel is situated in a unique setting in one of the world’s most iconic national parks – with lions, leopards and elephants as your neighbours – if this excites you, this might just be your dream job.
The successful candidate must be an all-round hands on person who will be able to independently run the maintenance department. The successful candidate must be self-disciplined, qualified in the maintenance of electrical, refrigeration, plumbing, carpentry etc. Experience is crucial for this role. The successful candidate should also be able to do administrative duties, as financial planning & preventative maintenance planning form part of the duties for this role.


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 & three phase)
    * Refrigeration & Air-conditioning
  • and have general experience in the following:
    * plumbing, building & general maintenance
  • Must have experience working at heights


You will assist in all the maintenance on site including plumbing, electrical (domestic), refrigeration and air conditioning, building, carpentry and general maintenance.

  • You would be required to assist in planning the preventative maintenance program.
  • You will endeavour to keep a par stock of spares that will allow you to affect emergency and other repairs efficiently.
  • You would be responsible for your budget lines and report monthly on these.
  • You will ensure that tools and spares are neatly stored and packed away.
  • You will perform a stock take of tools from time to time & report any shortfalls to the general manager.
  • Must adhere to World Class Hospitality and Service Standards
  • Maintain open communication channels with the hotel general manager or operations manager a managers and ensure that clear feedback loops are in place to ensure that status reports on problems are fed back to those who report them
  • Will have a morning meeting with maintenance staff and make sure that good team work exists and that systems and procedures are adhered to
  • Professional, courteous, hospitable to guests
  • Ensure that when interacting with guests in the hotel environment that you are well presented, friendly and courteous.


All areas of general hotel maintenance

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Aircon maintenance
  • Generator management
  • Maintaining the roads around the property
  • Vehicle management and maintenance
  • English / Tsonga would be an advantage


  • 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


  • Grage 12 and mechanical/electrical qualification or similar
  • OHS training or knowledge
  • Environmental training and or knowledge


  • Supervisory or management experience essential
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and people handling skills.
  • Administration and financial controlling competence
  • Organixzed and Able to multi-task
  • Able to work accurately under pressure
  • English competency non-negotiable
  • Staff training
  • Friendly and engaging
  • Time Management
  • Meticulous – attention to detail crucial

This is a permanent live-in position.
Transport to/from leave cycles is the successful candidates own responsibility.
Must be able to work flexible hours, weekends and holidays.

To apply for the position, please forward your updated CV to jobs@krugershalati.com.

**Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within 21 working days – please consider your application unsuccessful. Kruger Shalati reserves the right not to fill the position, to postpone or re-advertise the role. Preference will be given to Kruger Land claim beneficiaries.