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Facilities Technician

  • Location:

    Oxfordshire, England

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    Up to £11.67 per hour

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    12 weeks

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  • Startdate:

    28/08/20 10:56:05

Job Description

I am happy to announce that Brook Street is working in conjunction with an educational college in Oxford to help recruit a capable facilities technician. All candidates will be required to complete a heath and safety questionnaire prior to being accepted into the role. On site safety training will also be provided and wearing a mask will be required when working in proximity to anyone else. The initial contract will be for 12 weeks, however, that will likely be either extended or a permanent position will be offered.

Main Responsibilities/Duties

  • Carry out basic repairs and maintenance of grounds, buildings and equipment, monitoring stock levels of consumable goods
  • Maintenance of boilers, air handling plant and extract plant
  • Maintenance and minor refurbishment / installation of laboratory equipment e.g. fume cupboards
  • Carry out PAT testing and use the BMS system to identify problems and carry out checks
  • Complete up-to-date log books, forms and records
  • Comply with health and safety regulations

Other Responsibilities/Duties

  • Other duties, as requested by the manager will be commensurate to your capabilities and relevance to the role
  • Provide general support and or cover to the administration and facilities teams e.g. helping with 'Goods In', distributing mail, laying out rooms for events, etc.
  • Provide basic maintenance of and driving a departmental minibus between BSP and Oxford city centre


  • Literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to GCSE and working knowledge of Microsoft Office and e-mail
  • Previous grounds and lab based maintenance experience
  • Previous experience in plumbing, heating and ventilation systems, carpentry, painting and decorating and minor electrical works
  • Conversant with Health and Safety legislation and with current COSHH and Manual Handling Regulations
  • Previous experience in a customer focused environment with the ability to form strong working relationships to function as part of a team and be willing to learn

Desirable selection criteria

  • Experience in using Portable appliance testing (PAT) and Building Management Systems (BMS)
  • Driving licence (no penalties) which predates 1 January 1997 or a passenger carrying vehicle entitlement licence (PCV) category D1 or D, specific experience of driving a minibus in a busy town / city context.
  • Experience in conducting routine vehicle safety inspections and maintenance

Formal Health and Safety training

Hazard-specific / Safety-critical duties

This job includes the following hazards or safety-critical activities which will require successful pre-employment health screening through our Occupational Health Service before the successful candidate will be allowed to start work:

  • Working at heights
  • Lone Working
  • Driving on University business
  • Regular manual handling


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