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Assistant Mechanical Technician (Gas)

E&FM Management

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £27,929 to £29,619 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 06 October 2022
Reference:  067022

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a restructured Maintenance Services team at the University of Surrey in Guildford. Working as part of an in-house services team of 50+ and you will be providing support to the Gas engineer completing planned and reactive maintenance services works, across our 3 campuses’ when required. The post will be required to support our current day pattern of 08.00 – 16.12 Monday to Friday.

Reporting to the compliance Service Support Manager (SSM) the post will be responsible for completing planned and reactive gas maintenance services that will include: -

  • Maintaining all gas systems, including statutory inspection, and testing where required to current legislative requirements.
  • Ensuring failing plant or assets are reported to the Helpdesk and plant areas are maintained in good condition.
  • Delivering an effective response to maintenance demands from the University.
  • Ensuring compliance with all University H&S and Environmental systems and procedures and take an active part in the development of any policy.
  • Ensuring the use of equipment and materials in the delivery of maintenance services are appropriate to current legislation and of the correct standard.
  • Keeping up to date with developments in their trade or field of profession and attend courses organised by the University to improve knowledge and understanding of relevant subjects.
  • Carrying out multi-skilled tasks where relevant training/experience can be demonstrated such as (but not restricted to) mechanical and electrical isolation and fault finding, minor carpentry and redecoration repairs linked to maintenance work.
  • Completing all necessary administrative work associated with departmental management systems, including the completion of work records (paper or electronic) stores issues, orders, estimates and health and safety records. Utilise Building Logbook to record all maintenance visits and any relevant defective information and repairs. All defects will be immediately reported to the Helpdesk for further action.

The post holder may be required to support out of hours rotas as required by the SSM (Service Support Manager) to ensure operational effectiveness and business continuity. 

Willingness to undertake training in other trade disciplines (where appropriate/required) 

The University provides several attractive benefits including: 

  • 25 annual leave days + 8 bank holidays + 7 University days = 40 days
  • On call - £105 per week on call + 3 hours when called out
  • Pension contribution from the University is 21% as writing this
  • 36 hour working week
  • Training in relevant areas
  • Discount at SSP
  • Onsite discounted childcare

This is an exciting and perfect opportunity to join our newly reformed teams and make a major contribution to our journey of service delivery improvement and development.

Further details:    Job Description    
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For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.
In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.






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