Mechanical Technician

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol (GB)
15 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Mechanical Technician 

Job number  SUPP103073 

Division/School Estates

Contract type  Open ended contract staff 

Working pattern  Full time 

Salary  £28453 - £32004 per annum 

Closing date for applications   21-Mar-2017 

Work within the Estates Office, Facilities Management Hard Services, ensuring that University services and infrastructure is legally compliant and fit for purpose, to enable research, teaching and learning to take place in a well maintained, safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors.

Working in a team of similarly tasked persons, using practical and professional knowledge in the application of an array of mechanical building services regulations and best practice. Manage compliance in specific mechanical building service areas across the whole Estate, primarily Gas services. Manage and co-ordinate compliance contracts and works delivery in liaison with Schools/Faculties, plus provide advice and support whenever necessary.

Co-ordinate, audit and review planned preventative maintenance activities and compliance tests of a mechanical nature, which are carried out mainly by external contractors and also by internal maintenance operatives. This will be centred on compliance with Gas regulations but will also cover other areas of mechanical building services.

Organise all aspects of the work, including liaison with Departments, Facilities Managers and Accommodation Managers, to agree optimum time for disruption to services, liaison with external bodies, signatory to the University’s Permit to Work system and act as a supervisor of other trade disciplines.

Carry out the installation, maintenance, testing and repair of mechanical building services equipment around the University’s Estate, and take responsibility for the whole package of work being carried out. There is a high focus on fault finding and pro-activeness, due to a higher level of technical knowledge. Have mechanical building services experience and fully qualified under GasSafe regulations. Carry out root cause analysis primarily on Gas systems, and stand in for more specialised activity when another Maintenance Technician or Maintenance Trades staff require assistance.


- You will have extensive knowledge and significant experience of mechanical building services, maintenance, related systems and processes. This is primarily centred on Gas systems.
- Understand how these systems work and interface to enable fault diagnoses leading to unique remedial solutions.
- Have detailed knowledge of the GasSafe Regulations, approved codes of practice, industry guidelines and best practice in the field.
- Be proficient in the use of IT packages (such as MS Word, Excel, Access databases).
- You will have completed a recognised indentured, timed-served trade qualification and have significant time served experience. Have a Trade qualification with development through to an Advanced Level.
- Have up to date Gas Safe registration (either as a domestic and/or a commercial qualification), must be authorised under Gas Safe Regulations and have completed Gas Safety Installation and Use Regulations (GSIUR) 1998 training.
- Attend training sessions as part of our continuous professional development and to keep your knowledge and skills up to date.
- Quick to pick up and develop skills associated with the use of mobile/digital technology and to actively encourage adoption across the workforce.
- Excellent team working, planning and organisational skills.
- Adaptable when time pressures mean alterations to work patterns will be necessary, to ensure the continued function of buildings. Work well under pressure using his/her initiative.

Informal enquiries can be made to Jeni Cummins (

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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