1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  3. Engineering & Maintenance
  4. Accor





Shift Technician


Luxury & Lifestyle

Company Description

Mantis, part of the Luxury & Lifestyle division of Accor, is a leading, conservation-focused hotel group with curated hotels, eco-lodges and waterways experiences located all over the world. Sustainable travellers have been enjoying eco-tourism, safaris and adventure travel with Mantis since 2000. Rooted in conservation, Mantis pursues sustainable business practices and develops tourism products that are respectful of the environment and communities in which they operate. Whether small and intimate or vast and complex, on a sweeping African plain, beach-side escape or bustling city, each is an exceptional place for guests to find themselves. While uniquely different in the experiences they offer, all are linked through a collective obsession to be extraordinary, to be rare in a world that mass-produces sameness.

Job Description

Shift Technician

Responsibilities include attending briefings, executing maintenance plans for guest villas ensuring functionality of electrical systems, efficiently handling maintenance requests, installing and maintaining safety components, troubleshooting hazards, and assisting in emergencies. Conduct routine checks, record repairs, and ensure timely attendance to duties. Support engineering crews during emergencies and participate in fire exercises. Prioritize safety and operational efficiency.

What is in it for you:

  • Unleash the excitement: enticing rewards and unbeatable benefits are waiting for you!
  • Ignite your skills with our cutting-edge Academies for rapid professional growth.
  • Cultivate your talents and watch your career flourish, locally and globally.
  • Drive change through impactful Corporate Social Responsibility activities.
  • Immerse yourself in a vibrant work environment with extraordinary colleagues.
  • Join us on a direct path to success as we skyrocket to new heights!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Routine Maintenance and Installation: Execute maintenance plans for guest villas to ensure the proper functioning of lighting, plumbing, HVAC, and other electrical systems. This includes installing electrical apparatus, fixtures, and equipment for alarms and other systems, as well as safety and distribution components such as switches, resistors, circuit-breaker panels, and connecting wiring in electrical circuits and networks to ensure compatibility of components.
  • Emergency Response and Troubleshooting: Standby for emergency electrical work after midnight as per duty roster. Perform effective troubleshooting to identify hazards or malfunctions and repair or substitute damaged units. Attend to any faults and breakdowns of electrical equipment, wiring installations, and fixtures in all rooms and public areas, as well as respond to fire alarm faults, fires reported by reception, and breakdowns of major equipment such as generators, STP, and desalination plants.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain records of electrical parts used during repairs and communicate with the Engineering Supervisor for parts ordering. Check all logbooks to ensure proper documentation of maintenance requests and materials used, and report any major operational issues to the Engineering Supervisor or Assistant Chief Engineer. Attend duties punctually as per the duty roster and assist engineering crews as needed.
  • Training and Compliance: Attend the regular morning briefing with the Assistant Chief Engineer/Director of Engineering and participate in monthly fire hydrant exercises. Additionally, attend all job-oriented training conducted by the Engineering Department and HR, ensuring cleanliness around the electrical workshop and job sites. Prioritize safety at all times when performing duties and assist engineering crews in times of emergency or natural disasters.


  • Experience and Qualifications: A minimum of three (3) years' experience in a similar role within a five-star hotel or similar organization, along with a certification, or diploma.
  • Skills and Communication: Strong interpersonal written and verbal communication skills are necessary.
  • Additional Considerations: Locally available candidates are advantageous.

Additional Information

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

Why work for Accor? We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities.

By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit https://careers.accor.com/

About Mantis Collection: Mantis is a boutique hospitality group that was founded by conservationist Adrian Gardiner in 2000, with its main focus predominantly in Africa and the Middle East. Mantis grew from Adrian’s vision to restore and rewild degraded farmland which he developed into a widely-acclaimed Private Game Reserve. This was the first private game reserve in the Eastern Cape and the beginning of eco-tourism in a poverty-stricken province that had few opportunities outside of commercial farming. Adrian and the Mantis team successfully created a place where man and nature could co-exist sustainably. From this initial success, the Mantis model was then developed worldwide, understanding that consumers could use the Mantis portfolio as a mark of quality, consistency and character. Today the diverse portfolio of handpicked properties links up to create travel journeys, which offer guests the opportunity to experience the essence of the location in a setting of tailored luxury. Rooted in conservation, Mantis pursues sustainable business practices and develops tourism products that are respectful of the environment and communities in which they operate.

Do what you love, care for the world, dare to challenge the status quo! #BELIMITLESS

Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities. Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.
When applying, do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration.


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