Facilities Technician

Facilities Technician, 10 months FTC

REPORTS TO: Facilities Manager

LOCATION: Milton Keynes

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:  The role of the Facilities Technician is to provide assistance to the Facilities Manager in the maintenance of the facility.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Facilities Technician must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, using their own initiative to prioritise and complete work.

The job holder will frequently interact with staff and visitors and must therefore be able to maintain a friendly and courteous attitude at all times.

Support the facilities department through:

  • Carry out an intensive programme of planned preventive maintenance (PPM) for all company buildings and utilities.
  • Carry out routine checks and inspection of facilities and equipment to include fault finding, problem solving and minor repairs (examples include Air Handling Units, Air Conditioning Units)
  • Electrical works, including all minor electrical installation & repairs, planned and executed in such a way as to minimise risk or inconvenience to others.
  • The Facilities Technician will liaise with and support the Laboratory First Line Engineer in fixing minor breakdowns and issues with laboratory and scientific equipment.
  • Ensure there are adequate supplies of spares on site for commonly used parts or those with a long lead time.
  • Contact external contractors as required and accompany/assist them whilst on site.
  • Ensure full and timely reporting of all major breakdowns, significant problems, repair requirements, delays or machine down time to relevant personnel.
  • The Facilities Technician will set up conference rooms for meetings and help with office moves (moving furniture and equipment etc).
  • Respond to emails and/or face to face requests from staff to undertake repairs, order supplies, or troubleshoot building issues.
  • Approximately once a month, travel to the other site in Oxford to undertake facilities work.
  • Assist with all aspects of the upkeep of the grounds, roadways and car parks.
  • The Facilities Technician must have a proactive approach to building maintenance.


  • Must have City & Guilds 2365 (at least Level 3 or above).
  • GCSE or equivalent in Maths’ and English.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Basic understanding of health and safety and its application to the working environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office suite of software (Excel, Word, Outlook and the Internet).
  • A knowledge of manual handling and the ability lift to lift and carry objects.
  • Over 18 years old.
  • Full UK driving license
  • Must be flexible to work nights last minute in case of absence within the team


  • Experience of facilities work within a scientific or medical field.
  • Plumbing and/or carpentry experience.
  • IPAF License.
  • Experience of working with Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) Storage tanks.
  • Familiarity with working towards ISO standards.
  • Knowledge of relevant Health & Safety requirements for example COSHH

The hours of work will be 6am-6pm; work 7 days out of 14, rotating shifts, 2 months of days and 1 month of nights.

To be considered for the role; please apply with your CV or call Vanessa for a confidential discussion on 0203 750 0575

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