Semi-Skilled Maintenance Operative
Post Details
Job Title
Semi-Skilled Maintenance Operative
Post Number
1004320
Closing Date
3 Oct 2022
Grade
SC8
Starting Salary
£20,650 - £25,025
Hours per week
37
Months Duration
Indefinite
Interview Date
20 Sep 2022

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job

The Norwich BioScience Institutes Partnership (NBIP) has an exciting opportunity for two Semi-Skilled Maintenance Operatives to join their busy Facilities department.

Assist the mechanical, electrical and building services team in the provision of reactive and planned maintenance tasks and directly deliver a repair and general maintenance service for tasks which do not require a professional qualification. Also, the role includes the provision of low-level security services as required by the John Innes Centre, the Earlham Institute and The Sainsbury Laboratory.

Key Relationships

• Mechanical & Electrical/ Buildings section supervisors – Line manager
• Equipment services – all staff
• Science staff, particularly lab manager’s, head of horticulture and function/operational leads – Primary customer.
• JIC Reception Team

Main Activities & Responsibilities

Performance
• Undertake non-skilled routine planned and reactive maintenance tasks as directed by Supervisor
• Complete routine patrols of the site to check that plant is operating correctly responding to defects as they occur
• Undertake minor security surveillance, monitor alarms, CCTV and other systems
• Assist hard Facilities Management trade staff/technicians as directed by Supervisor.
• Ensure that spares/materials are used in a cost-effective way and ensure stock is replenished as required.
Technical Governance
• Only assemble, erect, install or modify existing equipment, plant or infrastructure services as directed by a competent facilities tradesperson or facilities supervisor
• Comply with technical governance arrangements and ensure that appropriate Facilities Management policies, procedures and standards are achieved
• Respond to maintenance issues, alarms and minor security incidents appropriately and as they occur.
Customer Liaison
• Build and maintain good relationships with key stakeholders and ensure that services are delivered in accordance with science technical and operational requirements
Health, Safety and Risk
• Comply with NBIP Policies, procedures, safe working practices and requirements of Risk Controls and Method Statements highlighting any difficulties to line manager
• To maintain a good standard of housekeeping and use tools and equipment in a safe manner
• Assist in the promotion of a positive Health and Safety culture by using safe systems of work highlighting any areas of non-compliance to line manager
Other
• The normal working pattern will be 12.00-20.00 Monday-Thursday & 12.30-20.00 on a Friday.
• Potential for unpredicted out of normal working hours attendance in the event of an emergency or major incident.
• To carry out other duties as may be reasonably requested from time to time by members of the facilities team.
• Participate in the Appraisal process and agree SMART objectives with line manager to be reviewed on a quarterly basis.
As agreed with line manager, any other duties commensurate with the nature of the role.

Person Profile

Education & Qualifications

Requirement
Importance
Three GCSEs grades A*-C, or equivalent
Essential
Health and Safety certificate
Desirable

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Requirement
Importance
Working knowledge of mechanical or electrical plant, equipment and/or buildings services
Essential
Good IT skills e.g. Word, Excel, facilities databases
Essential
Good knowledge of relevant health and safety procedures
Desirable

Relevant Experience

Requirement
Importance
Recent experience of working in a building or facilities services related team environment
Essential
Completion of job or task related documents/records
Desirable

Interpersonal & Communication Skills

Requirement
Importance
Good communication skills, both written and verbal
Essential
Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well as part of a team
Essential
Ability to follow instructions / Standard Operating Procedures
Essential

Additional Requirements

Requirement
Importance
Applicants must have the right to work in the UK as we do not hold a Sponsorship Licence.
Essential
Clean, UK driving licence (reasonable adjustments will be considered for candidates with a disability)
Essential
Attention to detail
Essential
Promotes equality and values diversity
Essential
Safe colour perception
Essential
Willingness to embrace the expected values and behaviours of all staff at the Partnership, ensuring it is a great place to work
Essential
Flexible approach to working hours
Desirable
Able to work at height
Desirable

Who We Are

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 140 staff to cater for the needs of approximately 1100 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.

For more information about working at NBI Partnership, please click here.

Department

Facilities

Group Details

The Facilities team provide hard and soft Facilities Management (FM) services to the institutes based on the Norwich Research Park. This includes cleaning, catering, maintenance, portering, reception and delivery of large value investment schemes.

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Semi-Skilled Maintenance Operative

The Norwich Bioscience Institutes Partnership (NBIP) has an exciting opportunity for two Semi-Skilled Maintenance Operatives to join their busy Facilities department.

Background:

The Norwich Bioscience Institutes are a cluster of internationally renowned research organisations, working to tackle major challenges of the 21st Century – the sustainability of our environment, our food supplies and healthy ageing. 

The NBI Partnership provides high quality, non-scientific support services for the diverse community of staff, students and visiting workers at the Institutes (the Earlham Institute, John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory and Quadram Institute Bioscience) and for the NBI Partnership.

Based on the Norwich Research Park amongst 230 hectares of parkland, you will be joining a committed, professional and welcoming team.  In addition, you will enjoy a competitive salary and annual leave, our defined contribution pension scheme, excellent recreational facilities and a range of other employee benefits.

The Facilities team’s main function is to manage the estate, ensuring that all assets are properly maintained and compliant with relevant statutory obligations and best practice guidelines. Facilities staff are also responsible for soft facilities management, including security, reception, cleaning, caretaking and catering facilities.

The role:

This is a fantastic opportunity to support three world class science institutes by helping to provide an effective Facilities service.

The successful candidate will assist the mechanical, electrical and building services trades people in the provision of reactive and planned maintenance tasks. They will also directly deliver a repair and general maintenance service for tasks which do not require a professional qualification and low-level security services as required for the John Innes Centre, The Earlham Institute and The Sainsbury Laboratory.

The ideal candidate:

The ideal candidate will have a flexible working approach, a working knowledge of mechanical or electrical plant, equipment and/or building services. They will have recently worked within a building or facilities related team environment. Good knowledge of relevant health and safety procedures would be ideal. A clean UK driving licence is essential, although reasonable adjustments will be considered for candidates with a disability.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £20,650 to £25,025 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. There are two full-time positions available on an indefinite basis. The normal working pattern will be 12.00-20.00 Monday-Thursday & 12.30-20.00 on a Friday.

Interviews will be held on 20 September 2022.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK as we do not hold a Sponsorship Licence.

The NBI Partnership is an equal opportunities and disability confident employer. We are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the best talent, and welcome all applications.

The closing date for applications will be 3 October 2022.