Maintenance Operative/Caretaker

  • Category
    Construction and Property - Building Services Maintenance
  • Location
    Glasgow, Glasgow City
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Maintenance Operative/Caretaker
Location: Covering 10 offices based in Scotland between the Isle of Skye and Dumfries.
Duration: 3 months initially (with a strong potential to go on for longer)
Pay rate: £8-£9p/h

Company work van provided, fuel expensed, driving licence is essential as there will be extensive travel involved with the position

Overview of Role / Role Purpose

The purpose of the role is to provide efficient and effective caretaking support to the company portfolio. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring the security and general appearance of the buildings and surrounding areas are maintained in accordance with the required standards.

The incumbent will be expected to observe safe working practices in carrying out the required duties and ensure that instructions specified by technical consultants, contractors and manufacturers are adhered to.

Core Responsibilities

*To assist the Facilities Coordinators and wider facilities team in ensuring offices are operational, safe, fit for purpose and comfortable for staff and visitors
*Resolve maintenance issues efficiently and safely
*Effectively manage time and be highly organised in repair schedules
*Maintain the security and fabric of the portfolio and its contents
*Painting and Decorating - as required
*Joinery- First line maintenance of fixtures and fittings, examples: tightening screws on window hinges, maintenance on doors, minor repairs as a temporary measure after break-ins, vandalism etc
*Plumbing- un-blocking sinks, traps and waste pipes. Adjustment and re-washering of taps, isolation, and repair where possible, of leaking pipes, temperature readings and flushing regimes where required
*Internal Glazing - Remedial action after break-ins, for example boarding up of broken windows
*Clean light fittings, replacing where necessary minor parts such as tubes, bulbs, fuses starters and diffusers, in accordance with safe working practices and identify where energy efficient replacements can be utilised
*Clear blockages, remove foreign matter from sinks, toilets, drains, kitchen grease traps etc. and make safe area as required
*Floor covering maintenance as required
*Ensure that gullies, drains etc. are kept free from debris and that grounds are litter free if required
*Report emergencies in the case of faults with gas, electric and water supply to line and senior facilities management, or where not immediately available technical services or regular contractors, and report minor faults on site to the Facilities Coordinator for the site (where appropriate)
*Proactively inspect fabric and assets resolving/escalating issues where required
*Test/inspect equipment where required (security systems, portable appliances etc)
*Dispose of waste materials in a safe, hygienic manner ensuring that it is available for collection as required
*Undertake porterage tasks as required including setting up and clearing away furniture
*Some grounds maintenance if required
*Proactively look for improvements, propose to management and implement where approved & instructed
*Attend to, where necessary, personnel visiting the site such as contractors
*Adhere to and enforce security guidelines & permit system, training and inducting contractors where required (hot works, manual handling, working at height)
*Comply with the requirements of Health and Safety, other relevant legislation and company policies
*Ensure that all areas of work are cordoned off and that any hazards which cannot be immediately rectified are suitably signed and cordoned
*Proactively check hazards and resolve/escalate as required
*Carry out weekly fire alarm tests if and assist with evacuation procedures if required
*Ad-hoc tasks as requested by the Facilities Management team

Key Skills and Experience

*Ability to communicate effectively, both internally and externally
*IT literate
*Pro-active can do attitude
*Ability to multi task, work under own initiative and remain customer focused whilst under pressure
*Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines
*Flexible approach to responsibilities and remit in a changing environment
*High level of professionalism, trust and integrity
*Basic knowledge of H&S regulations and requirements
*Professional presentation and telephone manner
*Discrete and flexible
*Plumbing/carpentry/decorating/electrical knowledge is desirable

Education / Qualifications

*Must have a full driving license and be eligible to live and work in the UK

*A CSCS card
*City and Guilds or NVQ qualification
*A Health & Safety qualification
*Experience of office churns/relocations
*Professional trade qualification desirable

Spring Engineering Solutions (a trading name of Roevin Management Services Limited) acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Spring Engineering Solutions is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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