Aston University

Aston University

Building Services Operative - Mechanical (2 posts) (0225-23)

Building Services Operative - Mechanical (2 posts) Estates & Capital Developments Location: Aston University Main Campus

Salary: £25,285 to £27,396 per annum and exceptionally to £29,762 Grade: Grade 06 Contract Type: Permanent

Basis: Full Time Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 28 May 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 0225-23 Release Date: Monday 17 April 2023

The Estates & Capital Development Department is an internal Department of Aston University, supporting the University in its core business of education and research. The department undertakes reactive and planned maintenance with an in-house team and outsourced contract works, undertakes refurbishments and new builds to suit the needs of the University and leads on the environmental and sustainability of the organization.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 mechanical operatives to join a busy Maintenance & Engineering Team within the Estates and Capital Developments department at Aston University.

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor the successful candidates will have a mechanical bias and will join the M+E team undertaking planned maintenance, reactive repairs, and minor installation of pipework, plumbing and ventilation systems at the Aston University Birmingham City Centre campus and Recreation Centre in Walsall.

All tools / PPE will be provided

Attractive pension scheme is available

Discounted Gym Membership

25 days annual leave + 13 Bank Holidays and university closure days

Accuracy, attention to detail and high level of organization are a prerequisite. A strong customer service focus is essential, along with the ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively with a wide range of internal contacts at various levels.

For an informal discussion please contact.

William Millar – Maintenance Supervisor – 0121 204 4230 or 07825592577

Steve Horton – Maintenance Officer - 07825592586

Further details: Job Details University Information

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Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University's commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate's name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. CVs will not be considered as part of the shortlisting process.

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https: //

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Job details


Building Services Operative - Mechanical (2 posts) (0225-23)


Aston University


United Kingdom


May 25, 2023

Application deadline

May 28, 2023

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About the employer

Aston University is a leading public research university in the UK. Established in 1966, The university campus is located on a green 60 acre, self-contained site in the center of Birmingham. Aston University is an internationally acknowledged center for education and research endeavor. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, apprenticeship, foundation, and executive programs across disciplines. It also offers arrays of online courses. All the programs offered at the university are designed corresponding to the trends and demands of the industry and business globally.

The various faculties and schools of the university include Engineering & Applied Science, Aston Graduate School, Languages & Social Sciences, Aston Business School, Life & Health Sciences, and Aston Medical School. The team of faculty of Aston University comprises highly qualified professors as well as experts from respective industries. Modern tools and logical approaches like case studies are adopted in teaching methodologies. Besides theoretical sessions, the university gives emphasis on the practical training of students. Skill development programs are carried out to inculcate dexterity for leading-edge technologies among students.

Aston University boasts a world-class infrastructure at the campus offering the finest learning experience. There are hi-tech laboratories, libraries, studios, and IT centers, and seminar halls at the campus supporting an environment for advanced knowledge. Aston University is a hub for world-leading research initiatives. To undertake the highest quality of research, the university has established advanced research centers. 78% of the research has been evaluated ‘World-leading’ by Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The university has teamed up with universities and research institutes across the world for knowledge sharing and collaborative research initiatives. Further, the university maintains partnerships with the industry for sponsored research programs.

Aston is a university of global repute. Students across the world come to study at a prestigious university. The university considers all the aspects of students. It provides counseling, medical, legal (VISA and other), and other services to students. There are indoor and outdoor sports arenas, fitness centers, swimming pools, cafeterias, banks, and other facilities at the campus.

The university offers modern accommodation facilities to students. There are various student clubs at the university that organizes sports meets, music fests, dance competitions, literary fest, art exhibitions, and other events. All these events comprise cross-disciplinary participation that helps to build team spirits among students. Aston University offers various scholarships and study loans to students so that all can have access to education beyond any financial barrier. Aston University maintains a high record of placements. Students passing from the university are recruited by leading companies with high remuneration packages.

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