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About the role

This is a varied role in a skilled team that provides technical support to uol trades staff and contractor management. It was after the first world war that the local community came together to create our university. The University of Leicester is a living memorial to honour all those who made sacrifices for the nation. Of course, as a site with such a heritage, reactive maintenance is vital to preserve our buildings. You will help to ensure we can keep supporting young peoples’ futures.

As a Reactive Maintenance Mechanical Technician, you will plan and carry out Mechanical technical maintenance work for all our University buildings. We will rely on you to diagnose and fix faults and problems with a range of assets, systems and procedures. You will allocate and organise your own work to ensure customers are satisfied. You will also work closely with maintenance contractors - engaging them, and managing their work to a high standard. Complying with all H&S legislation and meeting the departments service level agreement with the universities stakeholders.  

About you

To join us, you will need current trade qualifications, plus either a relevant HNC qualification or a substantial level of experience in a role like this. A team player with good communication skills, you demonstrate the ability to organise your own activities, and other people’s, to meet deadlines, and achieve high quality standards and value for money. Knowledge of health and safety compliance within the construction/maintenance industry is vital. Ideally, your skills will span electrical and mechanical systems, plus knowledge of building fabric, wet trades and carpentry. 

We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional information
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to the Reactive Maintenance Manager, ckg5@le.ac.uk
We anticipate that interviews will take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
Due to an exciting capital investments programme at the University, we currently recruiting to other roles in Reactive Maintenance as Electrician Technician (ID:245) and as a Plumbing and Mechanical Supervisor (ID:246). If you know someone who would be suitable for the role, please share the role with them. 
Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. Located in the heart of the UK, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in a supportive and varied environment that values hard work and recognises individual achievement. 

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and an online portal that offers a range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.