Building Services Technician

20 Mar 2017
21 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Building Services Technician


Department of Biochemistry, Central Cambridge

Ref: PH11380


A Building Service Technician (Plumbing Lead) is required to work in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry.

The successful applicant will join a small proactive team of three staff under the guidance of the Building Services Manager. The duties of the role include to support both teaching and research within The Department by providing a frontline service. Further duties of the role will be to monitor key plant and equipment, respond to breakdowns, conduct minor plumbing and building repairs / alterations, establish and carry out a range of routine and planned maintenance and minor building works as directed. Since an additional key part of this role will be to act as the Plumbing Lead within The Maintenance Team, the successful candidate will be competent and knowledgeable in the operation of general water, Air Handling Units and heating plant and the setting of control equipment associated with domestic, laboratory, softened and deionised water services.

One of the largest Department's in The School of Biological Sciences, Biochemistry has varied research activities using complex plant and services to maintain a workable environment for researchers and equipment. The Department occupies two main buildings; both being highly serviced by a large amount of plant equipment supporting a number of high-specification Laboratories. The successful Candidate will be expected to familiarise themselves with the numerous plant rooms in order to guide engineers and contractors when required.

The successful applicant will be able to work in a team, be computer literate and with a good attention to detail. Communication and interpersonal skills are essential as the role holder is required to deal with different personnel both from within The University and outside contractors on a daily basis.

Candidates should hold an industry recognised qualification (eg., BTEC National certificate, City & Guilds, NVQ or equivalent).

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Enquires relating to this role should be directed to Roger Biamonti (

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Closing date: 21 April 2017

Any enquires regarding the application process can be directed to Adriana Dote (

Please quote reference PH11380 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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