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Rothamsted Research

Building Services Supervisor - Mechanical Bias £29842 + Market Adjustment Payment up to £5000 Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ

The Role

Are you GAS safe registered or willing to obtain this certification? Do you possess relevant experience in mechanical maintenance post-apprenticeship? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

As a Building Services Supervisor with a mechanical bias, you will play a vital part in maintaining the functionality and safety of our facilities. Your mechanical expertise and dedication will contribute to creating a comfortable and efficient environment for our research activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform planned preventive maintenance on mechanical equipment.
  • Conduct repairs on heating systems, cold water, DHW, and drainage.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain gas-fired district and central heating systems and boilers.
  • Assist with electrical fault finding related to mechanical work.
  • Provide general building service and site support tasks.

The Company

Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science. Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance, enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees. As part of our flexibility to working arrangements for our staff, the institute operates a policy whereby regular homeworking arrangements can be considered.

We have an attractive benefits package including 30 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities. Rothamsted Research values its commitment to equality and diversity in its workforce.


  • Competitive pension scheme, with a minimum employer contribution of 10% and a 5% contribution from the employee.
  • 30 days of annual leave per year bank holidays.
  • On-call allowance (if applicable).
  • Christmas closedown.

The Person:

  • Qualified in mechanical engineering to City and Guilds standard.
  • Some experience in electrical fault finding related to mechanical work.
  • Proficiency in general building service and site support tasks.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong supervisory skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Sound judgment and logical problem-solving abilities.
  • Willingness to join an on-call rota system.
  • Capability to drive company vehicles when required.

If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward-thinking company and taking the next step in your career, then please click the apply now button to find out more.

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