Maintenance Operative - West Sussex

£12.30 per hour
Ref: 3942 Date Posted: Wednesday 09 Aug 2023

Maintenance Operative (part-time) 

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Maintenance Operative to come and join CRM Students, to work at property in Brighton.

This role is to provide a pro-active and responsive repairs and maintenance service to ensure that faults in properties, including household equipment and fittings are dealt with in a timely fashion. 

This is a part time, permanent position, working 15 hours a week. We can be flexible on the days worked but it would ideally be 2x 7.5 hour days, Monday and Friday. 

Key Tasks:

  • To carry out initial inspection of faults reported
  • To make repairs where appropriate
  • To assess problems that require professional attention and to provide an adequate description in order that contractors are properly instructed
  • To install white goods
  • To assemble and install furniture
  • To maintain a clean site, including the removal of graffiti upon discovery
  • To fix shelving, curtain rails, pictures etc., in a safe and proper manner
  • To carry out redecorations that are required
  • To keep a log of reported defects and remedial actions undertaken and escalate requests for external contractors to attend to repairs
  • To ensure that all tools and equipment are maintained in safe working order and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
  • Maintain and order suitable replenishment stock of spares
  • To carry out all duties with due regard for safe working practices, Health and Safety Regulations and COSHH and at all times safeguard yourself, tenants, staff and members of the public
  • Carry out regular testing of fire alarm and emergency lighting systems
  • To ensure the security of the properties, including fitting new locks and fixing/adjusting doors and windows. To make safe broken glazing
  • Carry out Portable Appliance Testing as required
  • To carry out minor electrical maintenance, such as bulb replacement changing plugs and fuses on electrical fittings and ensuring that the correct fuse rating is used
  • To carry out minor plumbing maintenance such as washer and plug replacement and de-scaling unblocking sinks and toilets
  • To regularly inspect utilities supplies and provide meter readings for the purposes of monitoring consumption
  • To change batteries in smoke detectors, phones etc.
  • To attend relevant training to post
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post as required by the Accommodation Manager

Personal Specification

  • Results orientated and to take ownership of responsibilities and displays pride in work carried out
  • Able to work to instruction and also to use own initiative to solve problems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Client focused