&Beyond – South Africa
&Beyond is built, almost entirely, on the strength of remarkable people who give passionately to
their roles, work tirelessly, have the guest experience at the core of their focus daily and care of
the sustainability of our communities and environment. Every single ‘&Beyonder’ makes a huge
difference to our success and our contribution to the world, regardless of their role or function. For
this reason we choose ‘&Beyonders’ very carefully – they are the strength and the future of this
You would report to the South African Technical Manager.
You will assist in all the maintenance at Phinda – 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.
Stock and Tools
You will endeavor 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 and report any shortfalls to the
Maintain open communication channels with the lodge or operations managers and camp
managers and ensure that clear feedback loops are in place to ensure that status reports on
problems are fed back to those who have reported them.
Hold frequent meetings with Lodge managers and operations managers.
Will have a morning meeting with maintenance staff and make sure that good team work
exists and that systems and procedures are adhered to
Ensure that when interacting with guests in the lodge environment that you are well
presented, friendly and courteous.
The surrounding communities
Company Knowledge (&BEYOND as well as the Foundation)
Valid unendorsed SA driver’s license essential.
Communication skills – with guests and fellow staff members
Standard of your work must exceed the standard of the lodge
Good organisational ability and lateral thinking ability
Must adhere to World Class Hospitality and Service Standards
Professional, courteous, hospitable to guests
Must be able to lead people and correct things when needed
Honest, have good integrity, proactive and driven person who has career ambition
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
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
& three phase). Refrigeration and Air-conditioning and have general experience in the
following – plumbing, sewage treatment systems, water treatment systems, building and
This is a permanent live-in position, based at Phinda
Transport to/from leave cycles is the successful candidate’s own responsibility
We reserve the right to not make an appointment.