Maintenance Technician - Operations - Estates and Facilities - LMB 2345

Maintenance Technician
Starting Salary £29,808 - £34,085 per annum (plus additional allowance of up to £5k will be considered for exceptional candidates)
Open Ended and Full-time
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, UK

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge (LMB) is an internationally recognised scientific research institution.

We are looking to recruit a full-time Maintenance Technician to join the Estates and Facilities team on a permanent contract. As part of the team, and dependant on your experience and expertise, your focus will be either be electrical or mechanical (or multi-skilled). As such you will be responsible for providing electrical and/or mechanical planned and preventive maintenance (PPM) and reactive maintenance (RM) on all plant systems and services. You will also be responsible for interrogating the computer-controlled Building Management Systems (BMS) to monitor and identify fault diagnostics, taking the appropriate action to resolve these. You will oversee the operation of the steam boilers and systems; steam is used extensively throughout our sites and training will be given as required.

The LMB buildings, on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and Babraham Research Campus, are required to be maintained and kept fully operational 24/7, to meet the scientific requirements. You will be required to be available on-call out-of-hours approximately 6-8 weeks per year (on a rota basis). You must hold a UK driving licence and live within a 30-mile radius of the LMB building. Opportunities to work Overtime are also available.

You will have completed a recognised electrical or mechanical apprenticeship or hold the equivalent qualifications. You will have experience of working in a complex building with responsibility for electrical and/or mechanical systems and have a good working knowledge of engineering services and building maintenance. You will be IT competent and familiar with handheld devices and “smart” technology. You will be a team-player who can also work independently, and with limited supervision. You will possess the ability to effectively communicate with staff at all levels as well as service providers carrying out contractor work.

A salary towards the top of the advertised scale will be considered for candidates with significant experience.

The LMB has a collaborative working culture and state-of-the-art building based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. We have on-site parking, cycle enclosures and excellent public transport links. The main LMB building has a staff restaurant with roof terrace, on-site nursery, sports and social facilities. You will be eligible to join our defined benefit pension scheme with an employer contribution of 16%, holiday entitlement of 40.5 days (including bank holidays and privilege days) and a generous employee discount scheme. We are also committed to providing training and development opportunities including support towards role-related qualifications.

The LMB is an institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), an entitythat brings together nine research and innovation partners, more information can be found at and

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Closing date: Monday 4th March 2024

Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.

We actively support equality, diversity and inclusion in all our activities, processes and culture. We encourage applications from all sections of society. The LMB particularly welcomes women, minority ethnic and disabled candidates to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented. We are a disability inclusive employer and encourage disabled people to apply for this role. You are very welcome to contact us for information about the application process and any adjustments you may require;

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