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Central Maintenance

In a Nutshell

As a team member of the central maintenance team, you will be required to complete various maintenance projects across the various lodges.

What you will be doing

  • Core projects from new builds to general maintenance.
  • Maintenance projects across all our lodges.
  • Preventative maintenance.
  • All projects will include a range of work from plumbing, electrical, woodwork, and metalwork.
  • You will be required to work with various fuel-based tools.
  • You may be required to lead small projects.

Soft Skills

We are looking for 4 team members who are results-driven and collaborative in their approach. We need individuals who are solutions orientated and determined to contribute to an award-winning lodge team.

We need team members who:

  • Are excellent communicators.
  • Have a proven track record of achieving results | goals.
  • Have strong problem-solving skills.
  • Have the ability to make quick sound decisions.
  • Are team players.
  • Are solutions orientated.
  • Are proactive.

Technical Skills

  • Qualified in either: Plumbing or Electrical or Aircon & Refrigeration (a minimum of one qualification)

Core role – Plumbing (requirements below)

  • Extensive knowledge of plumbing in the lodge environment
  • Repairs on exciting plumbing
  • Installation of new systems
  • Borehole, water systems & any water/sewage pumps, repair, and fault-finding experience
  • Compliance requirements

Core role – Electrical (requirements below)

  • Extensive knowledge of electrical requirements & implementation in the lodge environment
  • Repair of existing DB boxes
  • Install new electrical boxes and full wiring
  • Understanding 3phase vs. single phase
  • Repairs on transformer cables
  • Fault finding
  • Compliance requirements

Core role – Aircon & Refrigeration (requirements below)

  • Extensive knowledge of aircon and refrigeration requirements & implementation in the lodge environment
  • Standard service – Cleaning, re-gassing, assess for any damaged or broken parts.
  • Installing of new A/C units
  • Removal of old Units
  • Fault finding – Gas leak, water dripping
  • Electrical fixing on units
  • Part replacement
  • Compliance requirements

As well as additional skills:

  • Building Work
  • Metal Work
  • Carpentry Work
  • Good understanding of boreholes and lodge-based water systems
  • Knowledge and application of solar-based systems
  • Working with various fuel operated tools
  • Basic Project Management


These requirements are non-negotiable

  • Relevant certification or diploma
  • A minimum of 4 years experience in a maintenance role in a 5* lodge
  • A minimum of 2 years experience working in a high-end, luxury safari and hospitality environment.
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Drivers Licence (PDP tp your advantage)

Position Details

  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Site: Thornybush Nature Reserve (Private)
  • Provided: Accommodation and uniform
  • Location: Onsite
  • Work cycle: 3 on 1 off with a possibility of 6 on 2 off
  • Remuneration: Cash + 7,5% contribution to provident.

How to apply

If you are suitably qualified and meet our requirements please send your 3-page CV to with CENTRAL MAINTENANCE in the subject line.

Please do not send any additional documents.

We reserve the right to pause or stop any recruitment.

The final appointment is at the discretion of Thornybush.

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