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Mechanical Plant Engineer

Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £25,217 to £30,046 - per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 01 October 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1289120PN

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Mechanical Plant Engineer to join a small Infrastructure team within the Zepler Institute at the University of Southampton. You will assist with the planned and reactive maintenance tasks within the Mountbatten building - which is a highly serviced, technical and complex building. 

The main duties will be ensuring that the cleanroom complex and optical labs are kept at optimal environmental working conditions via air handlers, water plants and various other mechanical supply systems. As part of the Infrastructure team, you will be central to the control of contractors, and along with the Engineering Supervisor you will be involved with compliance of systems and audit trails for regulatory compliance. 

You will be an integral part of the On-Call rota and will be assigned (paid) overtime on a rota system and scheduled to cover after the completion of a comprehensive induction, and demonstration of competence.

It is essential you have experience of maintaining complex mechanical building systems and it would be an advantage if you hold an electrical qualification (although cross skill training will be given). You must also have a good level of computer literacy with very good written and spoken English skills.

Full training will be provided.

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*subject to qualifying criteria

Application Procedure: 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Daniel Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 7749. Please quote reference 1289120PN on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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