Maintenance Craftsperson (Electrical)

University of Essex - Estate Management

Estate Management Section

Estate Management design, repair, maintain and secure all campuses. We aim to provide a seamless service to all students, staff and visitors.

Covering a multitude of services, we are available to assist with any issue concerning the University estate and grounds.

We are looking for an electrical craftsperson for working on electrical systems in accordance with the University of Essex LV policy.

The Role and Duties

The post holder will be expected to diagnose and repair faults in complicated electrical installations, plant and equipment and will undertake inspection and testing to current BS 7671 17th Edition on complex LV policies. 

The post holder will be expected to install new plant, equipment and services, and will be responsible for carrying out the full planned and preventative maintenance (PPM) programme of works. Additionally, the post holder will be working to manuals, instructions, drawings and specifications without direct supervision.

Hours of work are 36 hours per week, to be worked over a shift system of 7am – 7pm. Weekend working is expected to be 1 weekend in 6 but flexibility is required. The post holder will be expected to cover the ‘on-call’ rota, which is anticipated to be 1 week in 12.

A complete list of the duties of the post is available within the jobpack.

Qualifications and Skills Required

The successful candidate will have completed a recognised qualification or training to the current BS 7671 17th Edition, and will hold an NVQ level 2 in Electrical Engineering or related industry (or equivalent). 

It is essential that the successful candidate is able to demonstrate experience in the maintenance of 3ph and 1ph commercial/industrial and domestic electrical supplies, and advantageous if installation can be evidenced. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively, and is willing to learn new methods of working, showing flexibility where required.

We are seeking both Competent Persons (CP) and Authorised Persons (AP) as part of this vacancy.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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