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Building Services Operative - Mechanical (Plumber)

Estates & Capital Developments

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £25,742 to £27,979 per annum
Grade:  Grade 06
Contract Type:  Permanent
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 05 July 2024
Interview Date:  Wednesday 17 July 2024
Reference:  0264-24
Release Date:  Monday 10 June 2024

The Estates & Capital Development Department is an internal Department of Aston University, supporting the University in its core business of education and research. The department undertakes reactive and planned maintenance with an in-house team and outsourced contract works, undertakes refurbishments and new builds to suit the needs of the University and leads on the environmental and sustainability of the organisation.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a mechanical operative to join a busy Maintenance & Engineering Team within the Estates and Capital Developments department at Aston University. 

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the successful candidate will have a mechanical bias and will join the M+E team undertaking planned maintenance, reactive repairs, and minor installation of pipework, plumbing and ventilation systems at the Aston University Birmingham City Centre campus and Recreation Centre in Walsall. 

Applicants must have good written and spoken English skills. Accuracy, attention to detail and a high level of organisation are a prerequisite. A strong customer service focus is essential, along with the ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively with a wide range of internal contacts at various levels. 

The role also attracts a £5,000 per annum market pay supplement.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact William Millar (Maintenance Supervisor) at 0121 204 4230 or 07825592577 between 8am and 4pm Mon - Friday.

What we offer:

  • Aston University is a dynamic and vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • All tools and PPE provided.
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 25 days bookable leave and a further 13 days of bank holiday and University closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers.
  • Great family-friendly policies.
  • On-site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available.
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here.

Further details:    Job Details     University Information    
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Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. CVs will not be considered as part of the shortlisting process.

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

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