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Maintenance Engineer

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    Birmingham, West Midlands

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    Up to £10 per hour

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    temp to perm

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Job Description

*Temp position with possibility of permanency for the right candidate - /immediate start pending compliance checks*

We are looking for an experienced Maintenance Assistant to provide in-house maintenance support and related skills to a Student accomodation site. To deliver quality and cost-effective planned and reactive maintenance services which do not require the immediate attention of an external tradesperson.

Working hours 40 hrs per week, 5 days bout of 7 on a shift basis between the hours of 08.00 and 20.00.

Some weekend work will be required. Saturdays will be worked on a rotating basis with a day in lieu being given where this is the case.

1. Key Accountabilities

Maintenance services
> Perform Planned and Preventative Maintenance work as directed and required
> Perform low level, non intrusive electrical maintenance such as
o replacing fuses
o replacement of lamps to lighting
> Perform emergency light fitting, monthly testing, maintenance, inspections and like for like replacements as required
> Perform weekly fire alarm testing
> Perform reactive joinery and building fabric maintenance such as lock repairs, door hanging, hinge replacement, fixing noticeboards, small painting and decorating tasks
> Perform reactive plumbing maintenance such as tap washers, toilet seat replacement, tightening leaking joints
> Any other repair work that does not require a qualified tradesperson
> Use company electronic systems and procedures to identify work, produce and close work orders, assess fault history and produce reports where required to the manager and Estates Managers

Facilities and caretaking services
> Assess equipment and installations in conformance to new and revised standards, regulations, laws and approved codes of practice (ACOPs)
> Evaluate asset condition for programming future replacements and refurbishments
> Assess need for external tradespeople and monitor contractor performance when on site
> Assist in stock ordering, control and management of maintenance spares and consumables
> Perform regular inspections of resident apartments and complete inspection checklist
> Transport furniture and equipment to and from rooms
> Assist in re-equipping the flats with small items such as shower curtains, toilet brushes etc.
> Provide assistance to residents and staff who are locked-out of rooms or buildings as requested
> Remove waste materials to collection bins and litter pick as required
> Clean/weed external grounds and car parks as requested
> Assist with internal cleaning if required

Health and Safety
> Act as a member of the Fire Evacuation team
> Complete regular Health and Safety checks and rectify problems as required
> Maintain accurate and timely records of Health and Safety checks
> Undertake Job Risk Assesments relating to role activities, (when trained to do so)
> Assist in providing site inductions and permits to work to contractors (when trained to do so)

> Carry out duties outside normal working hours when requested ie. Some weekends and summer vacations
> Direct manage the small team of maintenance assistants and develop their skils and capabilities in line with business needs
> Provide support and technical assistance to the Manager and Estates Managers
> Participate in site and university open days as required
> Carry out resident tours and show-rounds as requested
> Assist the Cap-ex team to carry out condition surveys within the property
> Perform any other duties consistent with the nature and responsibilities of the position

2. Key Skills Required

Community: Be part of the ONE team and pursue the team goal.
Respect: Be tolerant and accepting of colleagues and customers and don't manipulate, demean or mistreat people.
Equality: Endeavour to treat everyone the same, regardless of their role.
Accountability: Work hard, work smart and don't blame others.
Trust: Be forthright, candid and deliver on your promises.
Enthusiasm: Be passionate in what you do and give 100%.

In addition to the Core Values listed above, we expecs a high level of professional behavior in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

Key Competencies
> Adaptability
> Building Customer Loyalty
> Communication
> Leadership
> Motivating the maintenance team
> Decision Making
> Initiating Action
> Quality Orientation
> Managing Work
> Safety Awareness


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