Maintenance Chargehand (Mechanical)

Uni Of Essex
£28,098 - £29,799 per annum
01 Feb 2018
22 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Maintenance Chargehand (Mechanical)

Estate Management Section

Estate Management design, repair, maintain and secure all campuses. We aim to provide a seamless service to all students, staff and visitors. Covering a multitude of services, we are available to assist with any issue concerning the University estate and grounds.

We are looking for a Mechanical Chargehand for working on mechanical systems in accordance with the University of Essex Safe working on Mechanical Systems policy.

The Role and Duties

The post holder will be expected to diagnose and repair faults in complicated mechanical installations, plant and equipment and will undertake inspection and testing in line with British Standards.

The post holder will be expected to install new plant, equipment and services, and will be responsible for carrying out the full planned and preventative maintenance (PPM) programme of works. Additionally, the post holder will be working to manuals, instructions, drawings and specifications without direct supervision.

The post holder will assist the Mechanical Supervisor in organising the mechanical trades and liaising with other trades across the University to carry out on-site maintenance, repair and upgrade of mechanical installations, inspection and testing of complex mechanical systems associated with building services, plant and equipment in all of the premises owned and operated by the University of Essex.

In the absence of the mechanical supervisor the post holder will carry out their duties.

Hours of work are 36 hours per week, to be worked over a shift system of 7am – 7pm. Weekend working is expected to be 1 weekend in 6 but flexibility is required. The post holder will be expected to cover the ‘on-call’ rota, which is anticipated to be 1 week in 12.

Skills and Qualifications required

The successful candidate will have completed a Mechanical recognised qualification or training or equivalent, and will hold an NVQ level 3 or City & Guilds qualification in Installing and Commissioning Mechanical Systems and Equipment or equivalent.

It is essential that the successful candidate is able to demonstrate experience of maintaining complex mechanical heating, hot water and ventilation systems and installation, maintenance and testing of mechanical plant equipment. You will also have the ability to trace and rectify faults in complex systems and plant. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively, and is willing to learn new methods of working, showing flexibility where required.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line.

Closing date: 22 February 2018

Interviews are planned for:  TBC

Salary: £28,098 - £29,799 per annum, plus £1,168.45 on call allowance.