Facilities Assistant

Employer
Undisclosed Company
Location
Greater Manchester, Stockport
Salary
£10.76 - £10.77 per hour + Parking on site, canteen on site
Closing date
21 Dec 2021

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Sector
Utilities
Job Type
Contract
Hours
Full-time
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PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

Working as part of a small team, you will assist in maintaining and developing the clients infrastructure, estates and technical support systems.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Facilities Management and Maintenance


  • Maintenance (including carrying out fault diagnosis and first line repairs) and upgrade of all plant & emergency/security systems
  • Management of subcontractors on site, including implementation of permit to work scheme where appropriate
  • Assist with installation (and where appropriate) commissioning, validation and ongoing maintenance and calibration of plant, equipment and systems
  • Responsible for facility activities in the absence of the Head of Estates and Technical Services or Senior Facilities Officer.
  • Fire Marshall Duties including fire alarm tests and "test" activations
  • Assist with and maintain all fire evacuation procedures and fire systems in line with health and safety regulations and legal requirements
  • Assist in the management of and maintain all permit to work and signing in systems ensuring contractors and visitors are following the company health and safety guidelines
  • Assist in the day to day assessment and maintenance of the health and safety on site, in line with management requirements, business objectives and current legislation
  • Maintain the high level of security by constantly monitoring and maintaining onsite systems.
  • Ensure that standards and cleaning programs are continuously monitored and improved including housekeeping and stock control

  • Project & Site Support


  • Support of sample storage equipment (including bespoke automated ultra-low temperature storage systems housing 15 million irreplaceable biological samples) and the ancillary equipment supporting key laboratory and imaging processes / projects (eg chillers, compressors, etc)
  • Undertake daily checks of key systems (eg sample storage system temperatures) - ensuring that faults do not result in compromised sample integrity (systems monitored 24/7; routine checks carried out 7 days per week)
  • Manage onsite contractors in line with H&S regulations & clients "Permit to Work" system

  • Stock Control and Asset Management


  • Manage the stock control system including the receipt, storage and issuing of site and project stock
  • Manage the asset control system ensuring all assets are tagged (as appropriate) and are tracked, managed and audited
  • Assist with PAT testing of electrical equipment

  • PERSON SPECIFICATION:

    ESSENTIAL CRITERIA


  • Willing to learn complex facilities infrastructure, systems and services 2. Demonstrable aptitude for using laboratory equipment/software.
  • Work to recognised quality systems and to strict health and safety regulations
  • Able to work effectively in a team but also to complete agreed tasks with a minimum of supervision; collaborative style (within own area and wider team)
  • Able to work accurately (to verbal or written instructions or to SOPs) and to tight deadlines
  • Willing and able to travel to Clinic locations in the UK.
  • Full, clean driving license
  • Self-motivated & able to work flexibly
  • Must be able to plan own workload
  • Able to listen and clearly communicate results or issues
  • Sets and maintains high standards for self; dissatisfied with average performance

  • DESIRABLE CRITERIA:


  • IT literate; use of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word etc) or similar

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