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Directorate of Estates & Campus Services
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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25,482 - 31,302 a year
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Role Description

The Operations and Maintenance Team is responsible for maintaining and developing the estate and for providing front and back-of-house service support to the University.  Work is planned through the use of a Computer Based Maintenance Management System with work managed using principals of a self-managed work team. 

As a member of a multi-skilled technical team, you will undertake planned maintenance, installation, alterations and repairs throughout the University. The position will have a particular focus on plumbing; however, all-round maintenance skills will be required for the post. You will also oversee contracted and maintenance repair work including filter, fan motor and belt changes, pump removal and refit and be responsible for the maintenance and carrying out checks of plant rooms.  You will be required to be fully conversant with the used technology and show a degree of independence in decision-making. The keeping of accurate electronic records is core to the role.

You will be an experienced Plumber and hold: to City and Guilds Level in the core trade or equivalent training and experience. Example: C&G 6089/6018 (or equivalent); NVQ Level 3 plus your Gas Safe Register Competency Certificates. 

Gas Safe Registered is essential for this role. If you do not currently possess this certification but fulfil the other requirements for the post, you will be allowed the opportunity to obtain this during the first six months of your employment.

Working times are determined dependent upon service user requirements and may be any five days out of seven between the hours of 08:00 and 21:00.  Usual hours of work will be agreed with the successful candidates but there will be an expectation that they will respond to business critical issues out of hours and at weekend.

Interviews will be held on 17 May 2019. This post is available immediately.

We particularly encourage applications from females, who are currently under-represented within the University of York within this area.


Informal enquiries can be made to Ian Harrington at

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