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Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Engineering & Maintenance

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £27,929 to £32,348 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 10 February 2023
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  1938622TD-R-R

Interview date: week commencing 20/02/2023

The basic hours are 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday) but there is regular overtime available of approximately 6 hours per week with potential earnings of up to £39,365 per annum. 
We have an exciting opportunity at the University of Southampton for a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer to work with a highly skilled team, we have our own workshop to carry out on-site repairs. One of our strengths is training, to help support your future ambitions, there are always opportunities to broaden your horizons. We work across a range of mechanical plant including HVAC, BMS, Boilers, Chillers, Cooling Towers, Ancillary Systems, and our own CHP District Networks. If this all interests you, please apply and see what we have to offer.

We are a research university with a variety of different properties ranging from specialist laboratories and clean rooms, world-renowned cutting-edge research facilities, sports and catering outlets, halls of residence accommodation and office spaces. This spans over a vast estate, this role will play a vital part in supporting the delivery of planned and reactive maintenance of Mechanical systems across the University, to keep our estate operational.

You will have excellent technical and communication skills, with the ability to plan and manage your own workload. You will be a positive and proactive problem solver and be able to manage a mixture of planned and reactive maintenance to ensure that work is delivered on time and to a high standard. You will be able to work in a team environment.

The successful candidate will hold a City and Guilds qualification and/or minimum NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical engineering or equivalent discipline and have successfully completed a Mechanical apprenticeship or similar training programme.  You will be familiar with Health & Safety legislation and understand risk assessments, method statements, and how to apply these to planned and reactive maintenance.  You will have experience of maintenance in a commercial or similar environment. *On appointment the job title will be Mechanical Plant Engineer.

A full driving license is essential.

We offer some fantastic benefits including generous annual leave (plus bank holidays and an additional six University closure days over the Christmas and Easter breaks), company pension scheme, discounted private healthcare and dental, company sick pay, options for flexible working, excellent family leave arrangements, a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants, and service providers.  

We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We select candidates based on merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce.  We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. 

To informally discuss the position, please contact Mr. Yarian Slevin –

Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Quote the advert reference on all correspondence.

Please be advised that the advert may close early if we receive a high volume of applications.

Further details

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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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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