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Mechanical Maintenance Shift Engineer




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Riverview Recruitment are supporting a higher-education client to find a Mechanical Maintenance Shift Engineer to join their large team to maintain the diverse buildings on campus. You will be part of a growing maintenance team of 12 engineers, responsible for looking after commercial mechanical and plumbing maintenance requirements within a variety of buildings and dwellings.

Your new role

As the Shift Technician (mechanical) in the Estates Maintenance Team, you will be responsible for completing the programme of planned, preventative maintenance to comply with statutory testing regimes, maintenance schedules and refurbishment of mechanical systems across the campus.

Also, you will be responsible for completing reactive and emergency response maintenance activities for mechanical faults and failures. Typical work would include; HVAC fault-finding, isolation works, blocked drains, leak investigations, pipework replacement, minor project work.

You will need to be responsive, have excellent attention to detail and communication. Be able to fault-find effectively and offer sound correspondence on requirements.

Hours of work are a rolling shift pattern of;

  • 3-early (06.00-15.00), 3-late (14.00-23.00) and 3-off days

What you'll need to succeed

  • City & Guilds in Plumbing/Mechanical or equivalent.

  • Ideally at least two years practical experience in a similar commercial maintenance role.

  • Experience of working in an environment with varied needs (commercial & domestic.)

  • Good timekeeping and attention to detail.

  • Ideally hold a valid Driving Licence.

What you will get in return

  • £34,781 (30,942 plus shift allowance £3,839).

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

  • 34 Days Holiday.

  • Annual salary review

  • Opportunity to progress to supervisory roles with full support on training.

  • Onsite parking.

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