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Mechanical Technician

Surrey, United Kingdom
£31,804 to £41,604 per annum
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

Job Details


Location: Guildford
Salary: Competitive Salary
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 24 June 2024
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 057323

Several exciting opportunities have arisen for Mechanical and Senior Mechanical Technicians to join the newly-restructured Maintenance Services team at the University of Surrey.

Working as part of a team responsible for the operational maintenance of University premises, you will be undertaking planned and reactive work on Mechanical systems to support the University’s infrastructure and environmental control systems across all our premises, ensuring that they are maintained in a safe, efficient, and functional order.

You'll be required to support our current day pattern of 08.00 – 16.12 Monday to Friday.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain all Mechanical systems, including statutory inspection and testing where required, to meet current legislative requirements.
  • Ensure failing plant or assets are reported to the Helpdesk and plant areas are maintained in good condition.
  • Deliver an effective and timely response to maintenance demands across the University in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Ensure compliance with all University Health and Safety and Environmental systems and procedures, and take an active part in the development of these policies
  • Ensure the use of equipment and materials in delivery of maintenance services are appropriate and meet current legislative standards.
  • Keep up to date with Mechanical related legislation and developments, attending courses and passing all necessary exams to maintain professional accreditation.
  • Carry out multi-skilled tasks, where relevant, such as (but not restricted to) Electrical  isolation and fault finding, minor carpentry, redecoration repairs linked to maintenance work.
  • Complete all administrative work associated with departmental management systems, including the completion of work records, timesheets, stores issues, estimates and health & safety records. Utilise Building Logbook to record all maintenance visits and any relevant defective information and repairs. 

For the senior role, you’ll need good planning, organising and prioritising skills, and will be expected to tackle more complex tasks, take on additional responsibilities and communicate effectively at a senior level.

The post holder may be required to support out of hours rotas as required by the Service Support Manager to ensure operational effectiveness and business continuity.

What’s in it for you?

We think Surrey is an amazing place to work, and we are carefully crafting a dynamic, flexible, and fun place to work and thrive.

Our campus is a beautiful, leafy environment with carefully designed gardens, vibrant green playing fields, and a picturesque lake. With the buzz of student life and superb working facilities, the University is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research in an inspiring, innovative and diverse environment.

Alongside our gorgeous campus setting, collegiate on-site atmosphere and plentiful development opportunities, we also offer:

  • 35 Days Holiday (20 Days Annual Leave + 7 University Closure Days + Bank Holidays)
  • Additional Day of Leave per year of service for 5 years
  • 36 Hour Working week
  • Highly-competitive Pension
  • Relevant Training & Development
  • On-site discounted Nursery/Childcare
  • Electric Vehicle Leasing scheme
  • Discounted Surrey Sports Park Membership

For more information or to be considered for either role, please apply via the University Website.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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