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Lead Building Services Technician - Internal Applicants Only

In 2013, Europe's top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus in Cambridge.

As part of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, the Institute's research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 400 researchers and support staff with 22 research groups and associated core facilities in a state-of-the-art research facility.

We are now recruiting a Lead Building Services Technician who will be responsible for the maintenance of electrical and mechanical services and maintain the fabric, fixtures and fittings of the building to support the effective operation and objectives of the Institute.

Delivering a high quality service across the Institute, the role holder will:

-Carry out breakdown and planned preventive maintenance

-Establish systems to plan routine inspections

-Liaise with external contractors to repair or undertake routine servicing of plant and complete any remedial work required

-Determine and authorise the purchase of all materials required and ensure that they are procured in time and within an agreed budget

-Co-ordinate and monitor permit to Work system

-Issue detailed work orders

-Carry out major and minor works and installations either by self or contractors

-Conduct PAT testing of newly acquired electrical items and conduct minor repairs as required

The successful candidate will possess good customer service skills, have attention to detail, be able to use their own initiative and have good oral and written communication skills. They will have a broad range of experience in a maintenance environment and experience of working in building/ maintenance services including practical experience of the installation of electrical and other services. They will have knowledge and understanding of preventive and breakdown maintenance techniques in mechanical, electrical and civil trades and environments. Experience within the laboratory environment would be desirable. Weekend working and being able to respond to out-of-hours call outs in the event of emergencies is a requirement of the role, so a flexible approach to working hours is essential.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, 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 ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th March 2018 and interviews are yet to be confirmed.

Please quote reference SW14879 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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