Maintenance Technician – Operations – Estates and Facilities – LMB 2251

Medical Research Council

View Emptiness — Upkeep Technician – Operations – Estates and Services – LMB 2251
Open Date
18/09/2023, 12:30
Shut Date
09/10/2023, 23:55

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
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The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is among the birthplaces of recent molecular biology and has performed an essential position within the improvement of many new strategies, most notably protein crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, DNA sequencing and monoclonal antibodies. The LMB has a transparent objective of understanding organic processes on the molecular stage, with the last word purpose of utilizing this data to sort out particular issues in human well being and illness. We purpose to sort out troublesome, long-term issues, which frequently require funding over a few years.

There are 4 scientific Divisions – Structural Research, Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Cell Biology and Neurobiology. Nonetheless, scientific collaboration between the completely different Divisions is intensive. Scientists are properly supported by glorious scientific services and by the LMB Operations Group which maintains the core infrastructure and providers of the institute.

The LMB supplies an unsurpassed surroundings for each new and established researchers. Scientists are drawn to the LMB from everywhere in the world, thus making a vigorous and worldwide neighborhood for the alternate of concepts and technical innovation.

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MRC – 5


£25,798 – £31,362 each year

£7,500 Annual Allowance


Technical & Scientific Professionals

Full Time

General objective: 

You can be a member of the Estates and Services workforce on the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) working as a Upkeep Technician. As a part of the workforce, and dependant in your expertise and experience, your focus can be both be electrical or mechanical (or multi-skilled). As such you can be accountable for {the electrical} and/or mechanical servicing and repairs on the primary LMB constructing and different LMB websites on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and Babraham Analysis Campus. The workload is diversified, and priorities can change at brief discover.

Most important duties / Key tasks:

You can be accountable for offering electrical and/or mechanical deliberate and preventive upkeep (PPM) and reactive upkeep (RM) on all plant methods and providers.

You’ll undertake works on behalf of the Estates & Services workforce together with supervising exterior service suppliers and contractors.

You’ll liaise with finish customers to plan in upkeep works or undertaking works as required.

You can be accountable for interrogating the computer-controlled Constructing Administration Methods (BMS) to observe and determine fault diagnostics, taking the suitable motion to resolve these.

You’ll oversee the operation of the steam boilers and methods. Steam is used extensively all through our websites and coaching can be given as required.

You’ll undertake on-call duties roughly 6-8 weeks each year, responding to callouts when off-site.

Chances are you’ll help within the mentoring of apprentices.

Working relationships: 

You’ll report back to the Providers Coordinator and can be a part of the Estates and Services workforce.

You’ll work together with members of the LMB, successfully speaking with them to ascertain their wants and talk these wants each orally and thru written specs to these finishing up the work.

You’ll work together with exterior service suppliers and contractors. 

Training / {qualifications} / coaching required: 

•    Accomplished a recognised electrical or mechanical apprenticeship or maintain the equal {qualifications}.
•    Maintain a full UK driving licence.

•    Formal Well being & Security (H&S) {qualifications} and talent to undertake danger assessments.
•    Formal coaching/{qualifications} regarding steam boilers, together with evaluation of steam methods and boiler water remedy.
•    Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) certificates.

Earlier work expertise required: 

•    Expertise of working in a fancy constructing with accountability for electrical and/or mechanical methods.

•    Expertise in a scientific surroundings.
•    Expertise of supervising exterior contractors.
•    Expertise of steam methods.

Data and expertise: 

•    Good working information of engineering providers coupled with understanding of all facets of constructing upkeep.
•    An understanding of work-related H&S dangers, and easy methods to mitigate in opposition to the dangers.
•    Expertise of utilizing a BMS system.
•    An understanding of HVAC methods.

•    An understanding of statutory upkeep necessities.
•    Expertise of estimating appropriate amount of supplies to finish upkeep and/or undertaking works.

IT abilities
•    Competent IT abilities together with use of Microsoft Workplace. 
•    Competent working with handheld gadgets (iPhone/tablets and many others) and “sensible” know-how.

Private abilities / behaviours / qualities: 
Communications abilities
•    Means to successfully talk with customers and repair suppliers, establishing the wants of the customers and speaking these wants each orally and thru written specs to these finishing up the work.
•    Glorious interpersonal abilities with the flexibility to work carefully and successfully with employees in any respect ranges.
•    Means to hearken to others, perceive and interpret their views, analyse, and supply recommendation/options.

Organisation abilities and initiative
•    Means to plan and prioritise work with out or underneath restricted supervision.
•    Means to make use of initiative when required.
•    Means to adapt, because the workload is diversified and priorities can change at brief discover, which can require working outdoors regular working hours (extra time is payable).
•    Means to work flexibly, as on-call cowl duties should be undertaken.

Workforce working
•    Means to work as a part of a workforce or independently.
•    Means to work underneath strain however constructively, collaboratively, and productively with colleagues in any respect ranges inside the LMB and externally.

Closing Date Monday ninth October 2023, nevertheless we reserve the suitable to shut this emptiness early if we obtain enough purposes for the position. Due to this fact, if you’re , please submit your software as early as attainable. 

Company/Native tasks & necessities

You need to always perform your tasks with due regard to the: 
•    MRC Code of Conduct
•    MRC Equality and Range coverage
•    UKRI Well being and Security coverage
•    UKRI Knowledge Safety coverage

Job descriptions ought to be reviewed frequently and on the annual appraisal. Any adjustments ought to be made and agreed between you and your supervisor.

The above lists should not exhaustive and you’re required to undertake such duties as could moderately be requested inside the scope of the publish.  All workers are required to behave professionally, co-operatively and flexibly in step with the necessities of the publish, the MRC and UKRI.  

The position holder can be required to have the suitable stage of safety screening/vetting required for the position. UKRI reserves the suitable to run or re-run safety clearance as required through the course of employment.

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