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Senior Maintenance Technician

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Applications are invited for the new position of Senior Maintenance Technician to be part of the maintenance team working under the direction of the Deputy Facilities Manager, responsible for the day to day maintenance of this large and busy Department. Duties will include a wide range of planned, preventative and reactive maintenance tasks in addition to minor installations and modifications of building services and equipment.

The successful candidate will work in all areas of the Department including plant rooms, laboratories, controlled environments and support areas with a high degree of autonomy. You will be expected to organise yourself and other available resources in a way that minimises disruption to research activities.

The role holder will supervise two Maintenance Technicians responsible for the allocation of work and ensuring the maintenance team works efficiently to successfully plan and implement a wide variety of infrastructure and maintenance work. You will have a flexible approach to work and be expected to provide support outside of normal working hours in an emergency.

This is a varied role which requires substantial mechanical and electrical engineering knowledge and skills along with excellent communication, problem-solving and team working skills. Previous experience in a similar role is essential and a relevant qualification would be advantageous.

The Department provides a welcoming and collaborative environment with a wide-range of family-friendly benefits and development opportunities.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please complete the online application as fully as possible.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 18 April 2017.

Please quote reference PM11461 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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