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The Role:

Cambridge University Estates Division is looking to recruit a Plumber to join their busy Mechanical Maintenance team. The Maintenance Section is responsible for maintaining the operational estate as well as carrying out minor refurbishments, alterations and PPM.

The successful candidate will be required to carry out repairs and alterations to the estate both internally and externally within a maintenance context. As a Plumber the role holder will be required to undertake many varied tasks as a frontline operative. Carrying out routine and reactive tasks to ensure facilities are readily available for University staff. These will include repair and upgrades to toilets, basins, showers, along with completing pipe work repairs to hot and cold water, and small scale heating services.

The role holder will work individually or as part of small team of fitters and assistants and occasionally a trainee, together with selected specialist contractors in the repair and refurbishment of building services.

About you:

The ideal candidate will be qualified to NVQ L2 in Plumbing and Heating or an equivalent field. Knowledge and compatibility of sanitary ware and its fittings will be beneficial, along with an understanding of building services within a commercial setting. The candidate must have experience of fault diagnostics and the repairs that follow. A clear understanding of relevant Health and Safety regulations along with a flexible approach to work, and excellent communication skills are essential.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email Estates Division on

Please quote reference BA38992 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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