Senior Facilities Technician


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Company Type :

Staffing Firms

Industry :

Science and Research

Education Level :


Address 1 :

United Kingdom,Oxford,Oxford,

Key Skills :

Facilities, liasing with external parties, Building Management, fire marshal duties

Salary :

£25000 per annum

Date Posted :

23 May, 2016

Company Name :


Location1 :


Job Category :

Biotech Jobs

Experience :


Job Type:


Travel Amount:

upto 15%


Urgent Senior Facities Technician
£25'000 per annum

Please note due to the urgency of the role and the temporary nature, you must be based in Oxford and available immediately to be considered.

Are you based in Oxford?

Do you have experience within a Facilities role?

Are you well organised and comfortable liasing with external parties over the phone?

Senior Facilities Technian:
- Acting as a Deputy for the Technical Services Manager and cover in his absence.
- To be fully competent in monitoring and responding to the Building Management System and take responsibility for this when the Technical Services Manager is engaged elsewhere or on leave.
- Managing the KIR Building Snagging system, assessing the remedial work required, then assigning it accordingly and liaising with staff to ensure that it is carried out with the minimum of disruption.
- To be responsible for routine testing of the Liquid Nitrogen Room oxygen alarm system.
- To be responsible for routine testing of the Emergency Lighting system.
- Ensuring that BOC liquid Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide delivery dockets are collected and filed.
- Write and review Standard Operating Procedures for the facilities team.
- Assisting with responses to help desk requests.
- Assisting with the maintenance of the asset register/equipment inventory.
- Liaise with the Laboratory Manager and Technical Services Manager on laboratory or equipment issues which may affect the day-to-day working and safety issues within the Institute.
- Ensuring the safe handling, changing and transport of pressurised gas cylinders.
- Undertaking fire marshal duties and weekly testing of fire bells.
- Monitoring liquid nitrogen and CO2 stock levels and ordering as necessary.
- Assisting with cleaning, minor re-decorations, moving of heavy equipment or furniture (including gas bottles), keeping the exterior areas associated with the building free from litter and weeds.
- Assisting with any other related duties that may reasonably be required by the Technical Services Manager to ensure the efficient running of the building.
- Being part of the on call rota for building facilities emergencies, via an "on call" mobile phone.
- Managing Autoclave, Glass washing and other lab support services.
- Providing timely and cost-effective services to research staff through:
- Training and overseeing apprentices in the following tasks:
- Operation of autoclaves, glass washing machines and maintenance of water softeners.
- Regular collection of laboratory glassware from the laboratories followed by cleaning, sterilising and return to the laboratories.
- Communicating with the research group representatives to ensure the glassware is returned in a timely manner.
- Collection of waste from laboratories followed by treatment and removal to disposal points.
- Arranging for the launder of building lab coats.
- General housekeeping, including keeping the autoclave and wash room clean and tidy at all times and maintaining the stocks of washing reagents.

- Ensure compliance with Health & Safety and report any failures, near misses, spillages, breakages etc in a timely manner to the Technical Services Manager.
- Act at all times in the interests of the building to ensure good management practice.
- Undertake other duties as may be required from time to time that are commensurate with the grade and responsibilities of the post.
- Conduct yourself professionally and with due regard to the University Equal Opportunities and Data Protection policies.

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency. SRG, winners of the Recruitment Professional Awards 2011 'Best Company to work for' and 'Best People Development Business' awards, and the only "highly commended" company in the Annual Recruiter Awards for Excellence 2011, for 'Best Small Recruitment Agency to Work For'.

Company Name:



9 Devonshire Square,


Staffing Firms


United Kingdom





100 - 499


Pharmaceutical Recruitment



Phone No. :

+44 (0) 203 096 47 0

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