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Building Services Technician


A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a versatile Building Services Technician to join our building maintenance/facilities team. The team provides an essential efficient, reliable and valued service to support high level researchers in our purpose-built laboratories located in central Cambridge.

We are seeking a flexible and enthusiastic team player, who is willing to learn and develop as part of a wider group of friendly and highly skilled professional services staff. If you think that describes you then this is an amazing opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic and skilled environment, so apply today or contact hr@gurdon.cam.ac.uk for an informal discussion about the role.

In summary, the position involves assisting in the preventative maintenance/repair of our highly serviced research building, performing routine checks and monitoring of plant equipment. The Building Services Technician will support the Building Services Manager with planned and reactive maintenance for all plant within our highly serviced research building to ensure the provision of a safe, legal and compliant working environment that meets good practice standards at all times.

This will include the maintenance or monitoring of heating, plumbing, and ventilation systems, general building infrastructure repairs, assisting with the installation of new often specialist research equipment, electrical testing and fault-finding of laboratory equipment.

Good communication skills and the willingness to learn are essential. Formal qualifications would be a benefit, but we also recognise the value of 'on the job experience'.

Once trained to a suitable level, the role holder will be required to take part in our out-of-hours response rota for plant failure, fire and equipment alarms.

The position is permanent and available immediately.

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

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Please quote reference PR42287 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

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