Building Fabric Technician

Job Title: Building Fabric Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £25000 - £27000
Start Date: 2019-07-19 00:00:00
Reference: SDX/TP/94319/47981
Contact Name: Arek Chudy
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 19, 2019 15:13

Job Description

The role relies on you being able to get on and do directed and scheduled jobs / tasks without supervision, so it is important that you are happy to work under your own initiative, but obviously respond to any jobs that have been scheduled and respond to reactive tasks as directed or as instructed by your line manager.

Additionally it is understood that you would understand the need for flexibility, and take on any duty that may be properly deemed to be part of the role

It is important that all members of staff are prepared to take on additional duties or relinquish existing duties in order to maintain efficient running of the maintenance service and meet client requests / tasks / expectations. We require the Technician to be proactive as well as being able to meet reactive demand.

The Technician will be required to undergo regular Health & Safety training in line with legislative requirements and task requirements as well as attending annual campus induction training. Safe work methods and specific equipment training will also be provided. You may also be required to participate / attend specific task related training or legislative compliance training.

Main responsibilities


Daily / Weekly Tasks

  • Washroom Maintenance including plumbing / fitting / replacing sanitary ware
  • As required Drilling and fitting shelves, soap dispensers, toilet roll holders as requested by the cleaning coordinators etc to walls
  • Unblocking drains or assisting a drainage contractor as and when necessary
  • Fire door and general door maintenance – Audits / Recording Faults / Assessing and ordering parts / Conducting Repairs
  • Air Handling Unit Filter changes – Movement of filter stock to roof storage locations / meter readings / filter changes
  • Possible re lamping / diffuser changes / ceiling tile replacement
  • High level dusting / cleaning
  • Assist with meeting room reconfigurations if requested
  • Daily / weekly check for blown light bulbs in all main common & public areas and log with Facilities
  • Occasional paint / tile and decorate projects

Monthly Tasks

  • Monthly Facilities and Sodexo vehicle valeting
  • Prune / cutback shrubbery as scheduled in picnic areas
  • As required remove heavy items from the building to bins/skips for disposal
  • Annually Clean light fittings that are enclosed
  • Spot clean / clean window blinds in meeting rooms as scheduled and report faulty / damaged blinds to Facilities Dept
  • Check and repair Associate personal lockers
  • Jet wash picnic area slab paving
Ideal candidate

Essential Characteristics:

  • The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people
  • Able to keep confidentiality
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Literate / Numerate
  • Good IT skills – Email / Microsoft Office (Word / Excel / PowerPoint)
  • A degree of flexibility

Skills / Experience / Qualifications

  • General plumbing qualification (City& Guilds / NVQ) plus practical hands on experience
  • Good all round maintenance experience including basic carpentry / paint & decorate / tiling
  • Basic electrical work – replacing damaged sockets / lamps (no new circuits)
  • Electrical safety
  • IPAF or Fork Truck certificate would be beneficial
  • Experience of working within a small maintenance team
  • Basic knowledge of Risk Assessment / Safe Systems
  • Working in confined space training or certificate
  • Abrasive Wheels Certificate
  • Range of power tools – practical experience / knowledge
About the company

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland (Scotland).

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors.

With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.