Maintenance Technician

  • South West
  • Permanent
FM and Building Maintenance
Maintenance Technician
£28000 - £29000 per annum + Package
Job ref: JC8402_1653044084

Girling Jones are currently recruiting for a Regional Maintenance technician who is Responsible for reporting, managing and overseeing all maintenance and compliance testing for the bookshops in a regional area, with the support of the Area Maintenance Manager and approved sub-contractor list and a central head office team.

Key Responsibilities for the Maintenance Technician

  • Maintenance for the bookshops in the designated area of 15+ stores
  • Work closely with shop teams to identify maintenance issues, log jobs with the Service Desk and Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) system
  • Complete monthly compliance Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) and reactive tasks based on competence and skillset, drawing on sub-contractor support where appropriate
  • Reporting on performance of sub-contracted works.
  • Ensure that all instructions and records are completed and returned to the Service Desk, and all Compliance Certificates returned to RMS / Site Log Book records are updated and maintained all in accordance with standard company practices.
  • Manage a ‘live’ reactive job list for each store, ensuring all jobs are completed within agreed timescales
  • Audit the stores on a regular basis to ensure all compliance testing and Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) visits are up to date, identifying any reactive tasks that need attending to.
  • Ensure all maintenance consumables are available and arrange replenishment to ensure agreed stock levels are maintained
  • Ensure that an accurate Site Log Book record of all works remains on site/CAFM System for the store/line managers information and approval
  • Undertake on-site diagnostic analysis and report on what further resource may be required
  • Undertake a visual condition inspection of all installed equipment / assets and building fabric and report on any items that may jeopardise reliability
  • Carry out general maintenance, good housekeeping practices to ensure that the life expectancy of all installed equipment is maximised.
  • Participate in Health & Safety Codes of safe working and other environmental issues to ensure total compliance with Waterstones Health, Safety and Environmental Policy. Report any omissions or risks that might compromise a safe working environment.
  • Attend to all reasonable emergency call-out requests as speedily as possible and maintain good communications with the store and Service Desk with the progress of all outstanding works
  • Make recommendations to the Area Supervisor on matters concerning continuous improvement and “adding value” that may improve the productivity, costs, quality of service delivery etc.
  • Look for ways to continually enhance the operation of the site

Experience and Qualifications Required

  • Multi skilled technician with a broad skill base (electrician preferred with 18th edition)
  • Experience working on other Facilities Management contracts
  • Previous retail experience preferred
  • A good understand of building maintenance and statutory testing regimes
  • Reasonable level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Person Profile

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to juggle conflicting priorities
  • Ability to explain complex issues and technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Calm and professional approach
  • Must be able to problem solve easily
  • Friendly and approachable nature with great communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work from instruction and make decisions as needed with minimal supervision


  • Salary: Up to £29,000.00 per year
  • Covering 15 stores across the South West
  • Annual leave
  • Company Pension
  • Company Vehicle

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Girling Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Job Information

Job Reference: JC8402_1653044084
Salary From: £28000
Salary To: £29000
Job Industries: FM and Building Maintenance
Job Locations: South West
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Maintenance Technician

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