Maintenance Charge-hand (Mechanical)

Uni Of Essex
Colchester, Essex
£28,660 - £30,395 per annum
08 Aug 2019
18 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Maintenance Charge-hand (Mechanical)

Estates and Campus Services

The Estates team design, repair, maintain and secure all campuses.  We aim to provide a seamless services to all students, staff and visitors.  Covering a multitude of services, we are available to assist with any issue concerning the University estates and facilities, safety, security and welfare of students, staff and visitors to campus.  The section has a mix of professional, skilled and semi-skilled staff and seeks to provide a highly professional service.

Duties of the Role

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

You 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.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will have completed a recognised qualification or training, and will hold an NVQ level 3 or City & Guilds or equivalent qualification in Mechanical Engineering or related industry.

It is essential that the successful candidate is able to demonstrate experience in the maintenance of commercial/industrial and domestic mechanical supplies, and advantageous if installation can be evidenced. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively, and is willing to learn new methods of working, showing flexibility where required.

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.

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.

Please visit our website  for a full job description, person specification and more information relating to this post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. 

Closing date: 18 August 2019

Interviews are planned for:  TBC

Salary: £28,660 - £30,395 per annum plus £1,168.45 on call allowance