07/06/2019 The Growth Company Manchester M13 9PL

Buildings Services Technician 31055

  • Sector: construction, engineering
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: ‭10,323
  • Level: 2
  • Reference: 31055
Buildings Services Technician

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About this opportunity

An exciting opportunity at The University of Manchester. You will be stepping into modern facilities with state-of-art equipment. Highly skilled staff will be on-hand to support you on your journey towards becoming a Building Services Technician.

Duties will include ensuring all facilities and services are maintained in an excellent operational state in accordance with current legislation and regulation.

Duties will include:

• Provide first response to faults within building infrastructure, services and equipment.
• Report maintenance issues and communicate with University personnel including external contractors to organise minor repair works and small refurbishment projects.
• Accompany, assist or supervise external contractors whilst on site.
• Report problems and/or unsafe practices to relevant supervisor, together with recommendations for improvements.
• Assist with preventive maintenance across buildings, equipment and facilities.
• Assist with the completion of maintenance logs and schedules to comply with Health and Safety legislation and company insurance.
• Assist with the update of technical files for equipment.
• Troubleshooting and maintenance for office and Audio Visual, data and telecoms equipment as required.
• Assist with designs for installation of new equipment and deliveries as required.
• Working alongside colleagues in House Services to assist with co-ordination of staff relocations between offices/buildings.
• Assist with the issuing of School office keys, security passes and access arrangements.
• Communicate with external suppliers and University in-house furniture reuse centre to facilitate replacement furniture and office equipment.
• Work to support the Head of Technical Services and a team of Technical Operations Managers in all aspects of sustainability and the development of sustainable working environments.

We are seeking hard-working individuals capable of rising to the challenge of an apprenticeship at The University of Manchester.
If the idea of developing a career, extending your knowledge, skills and capabilities whilst continuing your education appeals, then we want to hear from you.

What you could go on to do:
It is expected that after successful completion at level 2, the apprentice will continue to study the standard ‘Facilities management supervisor’ at level 3 for a further 2 years. The fourth year will be treated as a consolidation period to practice the knowledge, skills and behaviours acquired.

Opportunities will be created to work together on cross-Faculty projects to broaden your experience and demonstrate the many opportunities that exist within our university.

How you will be supported:
Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.

What will happen next
New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

How you could get there
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on www.tfgm.com to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

What you should have to apply

5 GCSEs at Grade 4 (grade C) or above to include English and Mathematics.

Personal Qualities

• A keen eye for detail, self-motivated and a strong work-ethic (punctual & reliable).
• An ability to work both independently and within a team to meet time-critical goals and targets as the role dictates.
• A willingness to undertake further practical and theoretical training as dictated by the role.


Essential Skills
• Have good organisational skills; be able to demonstrate problem solving attributes and the ability to coordinate a multitude of varying tasks.
• Excellent time management skills.
• Be able to communicate effectively at all levels, and be sympathetic towards the needs of the building users.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• Good IT skills including the ability to produce spreadsheets and populate data.
• Be willing to undertake any training necessary to allow proficient execution of the duties outlined above.
• An ability to work both independently and within a team to meet time-critical goals and targets as the role dictates.

Desirable Skills
• Good knowledge of Health & Safety in the work place.

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