Maintenance Operative

Full-time

London

 

9-month fixed term contract

 

Downing are an award-winning leading developer, owner and operator of bespoke, luxury student accommodation, residential and commercial property across the UK. We have been operating for over 30 years working across 9 major cities.

We are looking for an experienced Maintenance Operative to join our North-Acton based student accommodation team. You will provide day to day reactive and planned maintenance work on our luxury purpose-built student accommodation schemes. This is a 9-month fixed term role.

Overall, the Maintenance Operative will work 40 hours a week between the sites, either 8am – 5pm or 9am – 6pm from Monday to Friday.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring onsite contracts and oversee work to ensure it is completed to a high standard.
  • Be responsible for the planned maintenance including fire alarm testing, emergency lighting testing, fire extinguisher checks water hygiene flushing / temperature monitoring, shower head descaling and health & safety checks.
  • Undertake regular patrols around the building to identify any health and safety risks.
  • Record, log and monitor any maintenance issues that are reported by customers either online or in person.
  • Ensure that maintenance records are kept for the all services, including gas safety inspections, lightening protection systems, fall arrest systems, PAT testing and fixed wiring certification.
  • Adherence to H&S policy ensuring that Risk Assessments and Method Statements are obtained / maintained and that safe systems of work are followed, including Permit to Work and hot works permits
  • Undertake scheduled flat inspections and complete all resultant actions in a timely manner.
  • Carry out general repairs around the building including reception areas, bathrooms, customer flats, common areas, kitchens etc to a high standard.

 

Key Requirements:

  • Previous experience in general maintenance within a residential or commercial setting.
  • A relevant qualification in either plumbing, electrical systems or joinery would be advantageous but is not essential.
  • Have a thorough understanding of H&S regulations.
  • A good level of IT skills including the use of Microsoft Office packages.
  • First class communication skills with the ability to uphold a high level of Customer Service that Downing is renowned for.

 

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid over-time
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance cover
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