Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Forces Recruitment Solutions Group Ltd
Hatfield, UK
31 May 2019
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
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:

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 35 hours/week Mon - Fri


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


25 days holiday + bank holidays and concessionary days

Free gym membership

Cycle to work scheme


Other benefits to be discussed during interview stage

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