John Innes Centre
Sainsbury Laboratory
Earlham Institue
Quadram Institute Bioscience
The NBI Partnership provides non-scientific support services to the Norwich Bioscience Institutes

Vacancy Details: Electrical Engineering Services Technician

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NBI Partnership

The NBI Partnership provides non-scientific services to the John Innes Centre (JIC), Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), Earlham Institute (EI) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL). All of these organisations carry out scientific research funded by the UK Government, European Union, Charitable and Industrial Sponsors. The Partnership employs around 150 staff to cater for the needs of approximately 1500 Research Staff, Students and Visiting Scientists who are all located in close proximity on the Norwich Research Park.

The John Innes Centre, Quadram Institute Bioscience, the Earlham Institute and The Sainsbury Laboratory are registered charities (No’s 223852, 1058499, 1136213 and 106550) and are Equal Opportunity Employers..

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Post Number1003412
Job TitleElectrical Engineering Services Technician
Closing Date26 Feb 2018
GradeSC7
Starting Salary£24,300 - £27,000
Hours per week 37
Expected/Ideal Start Date 09 Apr 2018
Months Duration Indefinite
Main purpose of the job The successful candidate will be line managed by the Electrical Engineering Supervisor and will work closely with the Electrical and Mechanical Services teams.
Department Facilities
Group Details The electrical maintenance team provides planned preventative maintenance and breakdown repair services to support a wide range of mechanical plant and equipment. Continued operation of the electrical installation is pivotal to the continued operation of the Institutes.
Advert Text The NBI Partnership currently has an exciting opportunity for an Electrical Services Technician to join the Facilities department.

The NBI Partnership:
The NBI Partnership (NBIP) provides non-scientific services to the Quadrum Institute (QI), the John Innes Centre (JIC), the Earlham Institute (EI) and the Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL). All these organisations carry out scientific research funded by the UK Government, European Union, Charitable and Industrial Sponsors. The Partnership employs around 140 staff to cater for the needs of approximately 1100 Research Staff, Students and Visiting workers, who are all located in close proximity on the Norwich Research Park.

The Electrical Maintenance Team:
The Electrical Maintenance Team provides planned preventative maintenance and breakdown repair services to support a wide range of mechanical plant and equipment. Continued operation of the electrical installation is pivotal to the continued operation of the Institutes.

The role:
The post-holder will carry out maintenance, defect investigation, rectification and installation of electrical building services in laboratory buildings, glasshouses and support areas. They will work as part of a team and occasionally deputise for the Section Leader during periods of absence. The post-holder will also assist in producing PC-generated reports relating to the Section and supervise specialist contractors on request.

The ideal candidate:
The ideal candidate will have served a recognised apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering (JIB approved), or have equivalent experience and training, preferably with previous experience of working as part of a maintenance team. They will have a good working knowledge of legislative requirements relating to electrical services and good computer skills. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a team are also essential.

Additional information:
Salary on appointment will be within the range £24,300 to £27,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. Following completion of probationary period, there is the opportunity to earn overtime and an additional on-call allowance. This is a full time post on a permanent basis.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site http://jobs.nbi.ac.uk/ or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or nbi.recruitment@nbi.ac.uk quoting reference 1003412.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.
Key relationships The successful candidate will be part a small team of electrical engineers/technicians.
Main Activities & ResponsibilitiesPercentage
Maintenance, defect investigation, rectification, modification and installation of electrical building services and plants in lab buildings, glasshouses, CERs and support areas, at technician level.65
Technical support and assistance to other staff within the mechanical team, and across trade boundaries to other Estates staff.10
Supervision of specialist contractors and other staff on request.5
Assist Section leader with management of annual maintenance contracts.5
Feasibility investigations, outline design and cost-estimating of new works and alterations (including labour), and producing schedules of materials signatory.5
Produce PC-generated reports or spreadsheets relating to the Section.5
Deputise for Section Leader as required during periods of absence.5
Assisting the Section leader with development and management of Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM), to include development of electronic PPM system. Production of site surveys, plant schedules and asset registers as required. 5
As agreed with line manager, any other duties commensurate with the nature of the role

Education & QualificationsRequirementImportance
Recognised apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering (JIB approved) or equivalent experience and training including City & Guilds 2394 and 2395 or 2391Essential

Specialist Knowledge & SkillsRequirementImportance
Good computer skills (Microsoft Office - Word, Excel and Outlook).Essential
Competency in health and safety matters, regulations and compliance issues.Essential
Good working knowledge of legislative requirements relating to electrical services (17th edition IEE wiring regulations)Essential

Relevant ExperienceRequirementImportance
Previous experience of working in electrical engineeringEssential
Experience working as part of a team of electrical technicians and craft personsEssential
Experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical plant and equipment in a production enviromentEssential

Interpersonal & Communication SkillsRequirementImportance
Good communication skills, both verbal and writtenEssential
Flexible working attitudeEssential
Ability to work closely and coordinate work with colleagues in both the mechanical and electrical services sectionsEssential
Ability to quickly learn new skillsEssential
Ability to work through problems to arrive at a practical solutionEssential

Additional RequirementsRequirementImportance
Promotes equality and values diversityEssential
Ability to participate in a call out system.Essential
Willingness to work outside standard working hours when required Essential