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Senior Building Services Technician

An opportunity has arisen for a versatile Senior Building Services Technician to join our building maintenance/facilities team, providing an efficient and reliable service to our purpose-built research laboratories located in central Cambridge.

The role holder will assist in the preventative maintenance/repair of our highly serviced research building and will perform routine checks and monitoring of plant equipment. The role holder 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. As a result of the above, the role holder will ideally have a diverse understanding and skills in plumbing, heating and ventilation.

The successful applicant will have:

A professional qualification in a relevant mechanical trade (i.e. NVQ Level 3 / City & Guilds) however consideration will be given to applicants with a background in building services who are able to demonstrate technical competencies or practical experience of building maintenance services (or similar discipline).

Experience in providing building services support within a laboratory environment would be an advantage.

A flexible approach to their workload to balance the needs of research and work efficiently within a team environment.

Knowledge of the appropriate regulations to comply with relevant Health & Safety legislation.

Good communication skills (verbal and written), with good organisational skills and ability to work flexibly to meet changing demands and problem solve where necessary.

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.

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Please quote reference PR41487 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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