Maintenance Technician (Electrical bias)

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Full Time/Permanent
Soft Services
Facilities Management (main)
Engineering, Maintenance
£20,000 to £29,999
£27,116 - £31,406 per annum
East of England
Sainsbury Laboratory
13-05-2022 01:47 PM
12 June 2022

Applications are invited for the position of a Maintenance Technician (Electrical bias) to be part of the Facilities Team working under the direction of the Facilities Manager, responsible for the day to day maintenance of the Institute. Duties will include a wide range of planned, preventative and reactive maintenance tasks in addition to minor installations and modifications of building services and equipment.

The successful candidate will work in all areas of the Institute including plant rooms, laboratories, glasshouses, controlled environments and support areas with a high degree of autonomy. The candidate will be expected to organise themselves and other available resources in a way that minimises disruption to research activities.

The role holder will work closely with the Facilities Manager, Facilities Supervisor and other Maintenance Technicians to plan and implement work, including carrying out feasibility investigations, outline design and cost-estimating. They will have a flexible approach to work and will be expected to provide support outside of normal working hours in an emergency.

This is a varied role which requires a wide range of electrical and mechanical engineering knowledge along with excellent communication skills. Previous experience in a similar role and a recognised engineering apprenticeship (or equivalent) are regarded as essential requirements. 

The Laboratory provides a welcoming and collaborative environment with a wide-range of family-friendly benefits and development opportunities. More about the Sainsbury Laboratory can be found at

The post is full time and available immediately.

The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2026 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click the Apply below.

Please quote reference PT31260 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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