Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Recruiter
Forces Recruitment Solutions Group Ltd
Location
Hatfield, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
31 May 2019
Closes
18 Jun 2019
Ref
1165954225
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A Maintenance Technician is needed to assist with the day-to-day delivery of an efficient and effective, proactive and reactive maintenance service for an established leading constituent college of the University of London. The Maintenance Technician is hands-on and requires previous experience with ideally a level 3 NVQ background within building maintenance. You must have a UK manual driving licence and have excellent people and communication skills.

Applications from suitably experienced ex-military personnel (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy or Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Day-to-day contact and liaison with a wide range of internal and external personnel including colleagues in the Estates Department, academics, contractors and suppliers
  • Undertake multi-disciplined maintenance duties, both planned and reactive, to a high standard using appropriate tools, equipment and machinery
  • Advise on the procurement of spares and materials
  • Participate in the 'out of hours' maintenance rota in order that an effective emergency maintenance service can be maintained outside of normal working hours
  • Provide cover for absent colleagues as required
  • Ensure that all working practices are carried out to Health and Safety Regulations and that appropriate risk assessments are undertaken before any maintenance work is commenced
  • Be responsible for the upkeep and cleanliness of areas such as plant rooms and workshops
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to the delivery of the work within the Department.
  • Undertake training as required or directed to allow safe working practices and enhancement of personal skills
  • The Maintenance Technician may be required to work at other campuses

Person Specification:

Essential:
  • Hold a recognised qualification/apprenticeship to at least NVQ level 3 or equivalent in a building services mechanically related discipline
  • Previous experience of building maintenance in either of these areas:
    • Domestic/commercial buildings fabric maintenance
    • Industrial / domestic electrical/mechanical equipment (boilers, chillers etc.)
    • HVAC systems
    • Proven IT skills including MS Office and computerised
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, written and verbal skills
    • Reliability, adaptability and diplomacy
    • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
    • Good knowledge of health and safety
    • Ability to travel between campuses
    • Full UK manual driving licence
    • Willingness to undertake training as identified by line manager
    • Able to participate in an out of hours rota and outside normal working hours (evenings & weekends)

Desirable:
  • Knowledge of appropriate health and safety legislation including risk assessments and COSHH regulations
  • Experience of working in both public and residential properties
  • Knowledge of computerised building maintenance systems
  • Experience of working in an educational environment and/or where there are animals present

Hours:
  • 35 hours/week Mon - Fri

Salary:

£26,000 - £29,600 (Depending on exp.) + London Weighting, overtime and call-outs

Benefits:

25 days holiday + bank holidays and concessionary days

Free gym membership

Cycle to work scheme

Pension

Other benefits to be discussed during interview stage

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