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Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber
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Date Posted:
06 September 2018
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£16.00 PER HOUR


8am - 4pm Monday to Friday

Ongoing Role

I am looking for an Electrical Maintenance Engineer to carry out the day to day planned and reactive maintenance of electrical elements, across the whole site.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

* Carry out planned and reactive mechanical maintenance across the whole site through testing, fault finding and repair on a range of services, installations, associated plant, appliances and systems.
* As directed by the Supervisor, prioritise jobs in order of urgency.
* Undertake mechanical maintenance of services using a range of tools and techniques: this includes central heating systems, mains cold water, gas services, domestic hot water, low pressure cold water, steam, compressed air etc. The work is split between planned and reactive maintenance.
* liaise with contractors who are working on premises to ensure they are carrying out work in accordance with required timescales and health and safety standards.
* Liaise with and maintain good relationships with key contacts in varius departments to let them know about work being undertaken and keep them up to date with progress.
* Responsible for reporting stock levels of consumables to enable planned and reactive maintenance to be achieved
* Maintain personal tools, equipment and vehicles, taking responsibility for the safe keeping of these. Complete regular checks on vehicle/s to ensure it is in good condition.
* Provide a mechanical maintenance service to all staff working in the buildings.
* Assist Supervisors in planning for future work e.g. by reporting maintenance work that needs to be done.
* Decide how to tackle maintenance faults, taking into account SLA's. The jobholder decides the best way of solving the fault: with particular consideration of health and safety, time to complete and costs.
* Decide what materials to order to meet the needs of the jobs as they arise.
* Liaise directly with the Mechanical Supervisor daily to provide information about the progress of jobs and about maintenance issues which the job holder has identified, and which the Mechanical Supervisor is not able to rectify personally.
* Liaise with colleagues in the maintenance team:liaise to discuss jobs currently being undertaken, sharing technical knowledge and experience to assist colleagues in completing jobs.
* Interact with staff, students and other customers across the whole campus daily as required to carry out work. Advise them of the work to be carried out and keep them updates with progress and completion times as necessary.
* As directed by the Supervisor, liaise with contractors carrying out maintenance work, as required providing information and advice.
* Liaise with suppliers as required.
* Respond to requests for assistance at the company outside normal working hours in accordance with the departments' call-out procedures. The post may be required to participate in a formal on-call rota to provide emergency responses across the University estate. Participation in this rota will be determined by the company in accordance with the on-call provisions.


* An apprenticeship in mechanical engineering or an equivalent qualification is essential to carry out the job requirements.
* Have an industry recognised qualification, City & Guilds level 3 or equivalent.
* Gas Safe Registration for domestic premises up to 60kw.
* A comprehensive working knowledge of current, relevant health & safety legislation is essential to meet the job requirements
* Knowledge of heating, ventilation, gas, hot and cold water installations as well as of the products and services available for maintaining these.
* Technical Professional Registration or the willingness to work towards it.
* Team working
* A willingness to work out of hours and participate in the On Call rota
* Ability to prioritise work and make decisions effectively with an appreciation of longer-term implications
* A flexible and positive approach to work.
* An ability to deal with people at all levels of the organisation in a professional and competent manner.
* Excellent organisational and time management skills.
* Full current driving license


Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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