Head of Maintenance (Carpentry and Metalwork)

at BrighterMonday Consulting
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted January 24, 2023
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


Job Summary

Leads and performs skilled carpentry and metal work concerning facility maintenance, repair, or alteration.

  • Minimum Qualification:Highschool
  • Experience Level:Entry level
  • Experience Length:1 year

Job Description/Requirements

Head of Maintenance (Carpentry and Metalwork)


  • Leads and performs skilled carpentry and metal work concerning facility maintenance, repair, or alteration.
  • Receives and responds to work orders; ensures compliance with building, health and safety codes and standards.
  • Constructs, install, maintains and repairs woodwork, including cabinets, shelves, doors, window frames and furniture; matches materials with colour, grain or texture; repairs and maintains building and facility roofing as required.
  • Performs in the lead role to plan, schedule, and coordinate the work of maintenance works on the lodge grounds.
  • Trains and provides work direction and guidance to assigned personnel in the maintenance department; gives employee duties and reviews work for accuracy, completeness and compliance with established standards and procedures.
  • Assists in post-construction inspections, evaluation, and coordination of work with contractors on assigned tasks.
  • Estimates material requirements from drawings or written instructions for maintenance.
  • Performs maintenance on the lodge equipment and tools.
  • Assesses labour, material and equipment needed for assigned work; monitors materials and equipment inventory levels.
  • Operates specialized equipment, including saws, drills, presses and various hand and power tools; drives a vehicle to conduct work.
  • Maintains various records related to work orders and assigned activities.
  • Maintains safe, clean and orderly condition lodge condition.


  • Any combination equivalent to high school graduation and is supplemented by completion of an approved apprenticeship program in carpentry and six years of increasingly responsible journey-level carpentry experience, including one year in a lead capacity.
  • Valid Ugandan Class C driver’s license.

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, procedures, equipment and materials used in skilled carpentry and general maintenance and repair.
  • Operation of hand and shop tools and powered equipment common to the carpentry.
  • Methods and materials common to the carpentry/woodworking trade.
  • Types of woods and composite materials and their best applications.
  • Best practices of carpentry and general building standards.
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