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Senior Building Services Technician (Plumber)

We are seeking an experienced Building Services Technician (Plumbing Lead) to join our in-house team. Candidates should hold an industry recognised qualification (eg., BTEC National certificate, City & Guilds, NVQ or equivalent) and have relevant experience of working in a maintenance environment.

The duties of the role include monitoring key plant and equipment, responding to breakdowns, conducting minor plumbing and building repairs / alterations and carrying out a range of routine and planned maintenance and minor building works as directed. Since an additional key part of this role will be to act as the Plumbing Lead within the maintenance team, the successful candidate will be competent and knowledgeable in the operation of general water, Air Handling Units, heating plant and softened and deionised water services.

It is essential that you can use your initiative, work unsupervised, and prioritise your work whilst being an integral part of a team. A flexible attitude and good interpersonal, organisational, IT and communication skills are also essential.

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

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.

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please contact Matthew Bushen, Building Services Manager by email on For any queries regarding the application process, please contact Charlotte Yelton, HR Supervisor, by email on

Please quote reference SA12202 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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