• Maintenance Operative (Mechanical)

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(01/08/2018 14:50)
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    Rydon Maintenance Ltd
  • Overview

    We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Mechanical Maintenance Engineer to join our maintenance team to carry out reactive and planned maintenance building services across a number of our contracts in London.


    Rydon has established a strong reputation for the quality within our new-build and maintenance sectors, creating and improving communities for the benefit of current and future generations. For over 40 years, we've recruited talented and innovative people to build and maintain homes, schools, hospitals, student accommodation and more. We combine a personal touch with outstanding technical expertise to deliver award-winning, quality facilities for local communities with a commitment from people who are passionate about what they do.


    Our maintenance business provides a range of expert planned and responsive maintenance services to domestic properties and commercial buildings in the social housing, health and social care sectors. We look after a growing number of healthcare buildings for NHS Trusts, residential homes and educational facilities. Using the latest technology we ensure properties are well maintained, efficient and fit for purpose.

    Job Purpose

    With a sound experience of mechanical maintenance you will be responsible for carrying out reactive and planned building service maintenance on mechanical plant; including heating and ventilation plant and equipment to a range of domestic and commercial buildings throughout London, the estate varies from residential properties to commercial offices and healthcare buildings.


    Previous relevant experience in the maintenance of buildings is essential, including a working knowledge of pump and motor isolations and removals, valve maintenance, air handling units, pumps, motors, conveyors, hot and cold water systems and miscellaneous mechanical plant.


    Daily responsibilities will include:

    • Maintenance and repair of building services plant and equipment including domestic plumbing works.
    • Undertaking Planned Preventative (PPM's) and reactive maintenance works which includes diagnosing and correcting faults.
    • Adherence to Health and Safety standards e.g. risk assessment, safe work procedures and attendance at tool box talks.
    • Ensuring that jobs are completed on time in compliance with PPM plans and service level agreements.

    Normal working hours are 8am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. There is also the opportunity to participate in an on-call rota system (which offers the opportunity to increase your earnings and be involved in additional urgent repairs).


    You will be provided with a company van, fuel card and excellent training/development as part of this varied and genuinely diverse opportunity.

    Experience Required

    Previous relevant experience in the maintenance of buildings is essential, including a working knowledge of heating systems and motorised valves and controls. This experience will have been gained maintaining mechanical/heating equipment within a commercial environment (such as healthcare, retail, hotels or other related industries). 

    The successful candidate will have:

    • Appropriate level of safety certification, either CSCS or equivalent Trade body
    • Relevant Trade qualifications e.g. NVQ/City & Guilds
    • Proven mechanical maintenance experience
    • Good understanding of building fabric maintenance
    • Good customer service, communication and interpersonal skills.

    If you have the above experience, we would strongly encourage you to apply. 

    Additional Information

    As a well established, progressive company we are committed to attracting and retaining individuals by offering an excellent benefits package that includes a wide range of core and voluntary benefits.


    Rydon is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity in employment. Successful candidates will be selected solely on their ability to carry out the duties of the post.  


    To apply online, please use the 'apply for this job link' at the top of this page.


    Our application process is very straight forward allowing you to apply with a CV (from your Computer or Dropbox), LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+ and should take no more than a few short minutes. 


    For details on our rewards, recognition and benefits please click here.


    For more details on our culture and what it’s like to work at Rydon, please click here.


    Further information on how to apply can be found by clicking here.

    Position Subject To

    Due to the nature of this role; we require the successful candidate to have a full, valid driving license as the role will involve travel to various sites. This role will be subject to a DBS check.


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