Mechanical Tradesperson

University of Salford

Opportunity Overview

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Mechanical Tradesperson to join our Facilities team!

The successful candidate will be expected to work unassisted or within a team depending on the works being carried out, working closely with other trades such as, electricians, joiners, and handypersons.  At times they may need to assist or work alongside external contractors.  The Tradesperson (Mechanical) must have a good knowledge, understanding and experience in other skills outside of Mechanical and plumbing, in particularly glazing, joinery related tasks, principles of electrical awareness and safe isolation procedures.

Tradesperson (Mechanical) shall be committed to learn and develop their skills and competences that can be demonstrated by either having possession of a NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in another trade discipline. Or be willing to obtain a qualification within an agreed timescale.

Collectively we want to improve and expand on the Universities approach to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).  It will be part of this role to contribute towards creating an inclusive culture where all our students and staff recognise themselves in those that surround them and can bring their whole selves to the University.

Key Responsibilities

The Tradesperson (Mechanical) will be responsible for maintenance and repairs on all heating, ventilation, gas and water services across the estate.  Plenty of opportunity to get your steps in with being on your feet all day!

You may at times may be expected to work a flexible working week outside of the agreed shift pattern, this would be dependent on the needs of the business. This may include early starts, late finishes and the occasional weekend work.

Whilst working on your own initiative in the main but also as part of the wider Estates team, your communication skills and exceptional customer care skills will shine through in this role, as you complete your tasks and tend to the queries and situations that arise daily.  As this is a support service, it must be provided in a professional and friendly manner, using discretion, tact diplomacy and attention to detail.

A bit about Estates and Property Services…

Estates & Facilities Services Directorate is responsible for delivering a full estates and facilities management service to the University, including property maintenance, planned maintenance and renovation, cleaning, security, caretaking and facilitating spaces for our staff and students.

The Facilities Management team sits within the Estates and Property Service Division.  Their core objective is to provide an essential and critical Facilities Management services across all campuses, to ensure the buildings and general estates are pleasant, fit for purpose and functional for everyone.

What’s in it for you? 

Competitive salary – and excellent pension scheme: 9% of your salary is paid into your pension by UoS, you can choose to pay more and UoS will match your extra contribution up to 4%.

Generous annual leave – plus the option to buy additional days.

Our community – there’s a real sense of belonging here at Salford. We value diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences. Our difference makes us stronger, and together we share a passion for improving students’ lives.

Wellbeing – your wellbeing is our priority. We have a wide range of dedicated services and facilities to support your mental and physical health.

The perks!MySalford, our online employee portal, offers a wide range of lifestyle benefits and discounts.

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