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Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Technician




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Higher education




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Riverview Recruitment are delighted to partner with The University of Surrey in supporting their recruitment of a Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Technician professional to join their estates division to support the Operations Maintenance team. It is among the leading Universities in the UK with around 16,800 students and an annual contribution of £1.7bn to the national economy. Located in the heart of Guildford on the beautiful Stag Hill campus.

The Estates, Facilities & Commercial Services department have evolved their systems to deliver a modern, efficient and excellent maintenance service for staff, students and visitors in this most dynamic and attractive location. You will be part of a growing estates team, responsible for looking after the maintenance strategy requirements within; accommodation, academic services, health centres, laboratories and research centres. There is also a leading sports park with a 50m athletic swimming pool and medical centres.

Your new role

As the LEV Technician, you will be working as part of a team responsible for the operational maintenance of the University premises and reporting to their Service Support Manager, the role will be undertaking planned and reactive work on Local Exhaust Ventilation systems to support the University’s infrastructure and environmental control systems across all of our premises, ensuring that they are maintained in a safe, efficient and functional order and tested in accordance with legislation. The role may at times be called upon to support the broader overall maintenance service delivery model where skills can be dutifully deployed.

Key responsibilities:

1. Maintain all Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Systems, including statutory inspection and testing where required to current legislative requirements and University process, procedures and users’ requirements. (Across the University’s estate there are approximately 460 LEV units – Soldering stations, dust extract, fume cupboards, glove boxes, MSC’s etc.)

2. Ensure failing plant or assets are reported to the Helpdesk and plant areas are maintained in good condition.

3. Deliver an effective response to maintenance demands from the University.

4. Ensure compliance with all University H&S and Environmental systems and procedures and take an active part in the development of any policy.

5. Ensure the use of equipment and materials in the delivery of maintenance services are appropriate, to current legislation and of the correct standard.

6. Keep up to date with developments in their trade or field of profession and attend courses organised by the University to improve knowledge and understanding of relevant subjects.

7. Carry out multi-skilled tasks where relevant training/experience can be demonstrated such as (but not restricted to) mechanical and electrical isolations and fault finding, minor carpentry and redecoration repairs linked to maintenance work.

8. Complete all necessary administrative work associated with departmental management systems, including the completion of work records (paper or electronic), timesheets, stores issues, orders, estimates and health and safety records. Utilise Building Logbook to record all maintenance visits and any relevant defective information and repairs. All defect will be immediately reported to the Helpdesk for further action.

What you'll need to succeed

· It would be desirable to have a minimum C&G’s or equivalent NVQ/technician qualification in Electrical Installation, fault finding and maintenance plus several years’ experience of relevant work

· Essential to have a minimum requirement of qualified to BOHS P601 or equivalent recognised qualifications

· A comprehensive understanding of HSG258, be able to evaluate the basic system requirements for the control of airborne contaminants, show competence in understanding mathematical calculations (areas / cubic volumes etc) and be able to record the results of the examinations and tests to a professional standard.

· Thorough knowledge and understanding of the work practices, processes and procedures relevant to the role, which may include broader sector/commercial awareness

· Have a detailed understanding of LEV installations/systems and be willing to attend formal update training if required. This includes but is not limited to:Soldering stations, dust extract, fume cupboards, glove boxes and MSC’s.

· A sound of the Health and Safety at Work Act, COSHH and any other relevant legislation covering Safety in the Workplace.


· Must be able to drive and hold a current full EU license or equivalent permanent licence.

What you will get in return

· £30,942

· Incredibly generous University Pension with up to 18% employer contribution.

· 40 Days Holiday

· Onsite parking

· Discount membership for Surrey Sports Park

· Discounted onsite Nursery

· Yearly Health Surveillance

· Training in relevant areas

· On call – average £1,200 per year plus 3 hours minimum per call out

· Tools and uniform

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